Last months reading roundup I talked about how I always think I barely read anything and then am surprised. Well August was actually a small reading month for me. I only read three books; one audio, one e book, and one physical. We have been so busy moving across the country, that reading totally took a backseat this month. Hopefully September proves to be better! One fun book fact, Rachel and I are starting a book club! If you’d like to join follow us on instagram here to see what book we’re going to read in September. We’ll meet at the end of the month and would love to have you!
Faye, Faraway by Helen Fisher
This is such a great book! It’s a super unique concept. I listened to the audio book while driving and it was so captivating. It’s not a mystery, but you are trying to figure out what happened through the whole thing. As the book neared the end I was close to correct. It has such a great spin at the end but doesn’t leave you hanging at all.
The Second Mrs. Astor by Shana Abe
What a hauntingly beautiful book and love story. I’ve never seen the movie Titanic, so this is my first real brush with anything related to the ship. And man was it heartbreaking! You obviously knew the end of the story, but getting there still tears your heart out! Especially since Abé talks about the dog too.
I found the fact that part of the chapters were Madeleine writing a letter to her son, and the other part written as a story about Madeleine a little back and forth while reading. I’m not sure if this is because I read on my kindle and the physical book makes it more clear of the difference or what. But I perspective changed randomly and that wasn’t my favorite as far as writing style. Overall though this book was amazing and really did grip your heart and throw it into the sea.
Thank you NetGalley for letting me read the ARC ebook.
Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
Such memories! Reading this book brought my back to my childhood and reading Anne of Green Gables. The author did such a good job transporting you back to Avonlea. I loved reading about Marilla and how she becomes the way she is. I thought this story fit perfect with the classics.
What have you read lately?
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