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What I Read In August 2021

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What I read in August
What I read in August

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

4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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

4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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

4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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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    • Jennifer Prince
    • September 12, 2021
    Reply

    Ooh! I’d love to read the book about Marilla. Sounds like such a positive read!

    • Neely Moldovan
    • September 10, 2021
    Reply

    Oh I need to check some of these out! I love finding new books!

  1. Reply

    It was quite a historical fiction-filled month for you! I have a great interest in reading Marilla of Green Gables. Anne has always been one of my favorites and I watched the movie more times than I can count throughout my life. I always had a soft spot for Marilla, so I’d love to hear more of her story.

  2. Reply

    I am always reading one physical book, one e-book and listening to audiobook, too!! and good luck with the cross country move!

    xx rebecca // thecrystalpress.com

  3. Reply

    All of these books sound wonderful – I never read Anne of Green Gables but I’m interested about the newer book and the series too!

    • Emily
    • September 9, 2021
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    These all sound so interesting! I love the idea of a book club. Such a fun way to connect!

    1. Reply

      You’ve never seen Titanic?!? 😛 I haven’t read any of these so I’ll have to check them out, I love books with a good twist!

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