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:
- Did not like it
- It was ok
- Liked it
- Really liked it
- It was amazing
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Husband Auditions by Angela Ruth Strong
Fun Christian rom-com. Read my review here.
At Love’s Command by Karen Witemeyer
Inspiring historical romance set in 1890s Texas.
The Sister Wife’s Secret by Anya Mora
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
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.
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
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
The final book in the Parallel World series I started earlier this summer.
The Most Perfect Thing in the Universe by Tricia Springstubb
Sweet story about misfits and relationships.
Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham
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
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
Another silly Hank story.
Angel of the Abyss by Mark Goodwin
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?