Literary Pursuits

What I Read In August

As you can imagine, August was a busy month for me. Also, I didn’t read as much while we traveled as I typically would because there was more to see out the window besides monotonous Interstate scenery. I know I did read. I always do. Let’s see what I ended up with for the month.

My star ratings are according to GoodReads definitions:

  1. Did not like it
  2. It was ok
  3. Liked it
  4. Really liked it
  5. It was amazing

Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links which means I may earn a small commission on your Amazon purchase. Also, most books I read and recommend are from a Christian worldview. I make no apology for that.

Review Books

Husband Auditions by Angela Ruth Strong

My Rating

Fun Christian rom-com. Read my review here.


At Love’s Command by Karen Witemeyer

My Rating

Inspiring historical romance set in 1890s Texas.

The Sister Wife’s Secret by Anya Mora

My Rating

A novel about a woman who escapes from a polygamist cult only to get wrapped up in a pyramid scheme.

Erupting Trouble by Grace Hamilton

My Rating

A get-home-after-an-EMP-catastrophe novel about various members of one family.

Chaos Begins by Christine Kersey


A very similar story (get home after an EMP) but different characters and different setting. I find it interesting to consider the various scenarios.

YA Fiction

Wreath in College by Judy Christie


The third in a trilogy I started earlier this summer. Very engaging and satisfying read.

Towers by Terry Schott

My Rating

Dystopian/sci-fi. Kinda slow moving in some ways with some weird unexplained scenarios. After I finished it, I started the second one in the series to see if it would get better. It didn’t, so I didn’t finish it.

Dare to Prevail by Christine Kersey

My Rating

The final book in the Parallel World series I started earlier this summer.

Juvenile Fiction

The Most Perfect Thing in the Universe by Tricia Springstubb

My Rating

Sweet story about misfits and relationships.

Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

My Rating

Graphic novel for the middle school set about guess what? Friendship, of course!

Comics Squad: Recess! by Jennifer and Matthew Holm et al


I picked up this one in a Little Free Library. It is an anthology of short stories from several popular graphic novel series targeted at middle schoolers. I thought it was silly, but I passed it along to a young friend, age 11, and he thought it was the greatest thing ever.


The Case of the Kidnapped Collie by John R. Erickson

My Rating

At an average of 2.5 hours running time we enjoyed a few Hank the Cowdog audiobooks on our trip, just for laughs.

The Case of the Bone-Stalking Monster by John R. Erickson

My Rating

Another silly Hank story.

Angel of the Abyss by Mark Goodwin

My Rating

Book 3 in the Days of Elijah series which takes place following the rapture.

The Seventh Vial by Mark Goodwin


Book 4 in the Days of Elijah series. This one had a lot of military scenes and descriptions in it which we felt slowed the story down.

What have you been reading recently? Any recommendations?

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