August Reading Wrap Up & September To Be Read

Hello, friends!

I have a short wrap up to share with you all. I only read four books in August, and one of them was started months ago, so I only had less than 100 pages left of it.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

Rating: 5 out of 5.

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Comeback by Ella Berman

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I had a set TBR pile for the month of September but it keeps growing as the days go on. I was also going to finish Greenglass House by Kate Milford, but I ended up just putting it down. I wasn’t in the mood and it didn’t catch my attention enough.

The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline

“. . . powerful, emotionally resonant novel that captures the hardship, oppression, opportunity, and hope of a trio of women’s lives in nineteenth-century Australia.”

The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

“A true-crime podcast host covering a controversial trial finds herself drawn deep into a small town’s dark past and brutal crime that took place there years before.”

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

“Funny, heartfelt, and as lively as any street in Harlem, this cozy family novel is about the connections we make and the unexpected twists and turns life can take.”

Hell in the Heartland by Jax Miller

“The stranger-than-fiction cold case from rural Oklahoma that has stumped authorities for two decades, concerning the disappearance of two teenage girls and the much larger mystery of murder, a possible police cover-up, and an unimaginable truth . . .”

Nightbooks by J.A. White

“Alex has loved stories his whole life. He never imagined he’d be trapped in one.”

The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell

“A train that travels through impossible places. A boy trapped in a snow globe. And a girl who’s about to go on the adventure of a lifetime.”

I’m currently 70 pages into The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow.

“When one enters a door, one must be brave enough to see the other side.”

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August 2019 Reading Haul / Wrap Up

Why would you combine a wrap up with a haul? Well, I didn’t finish enough books to make the wrap up an interesting enough post. I even took vacation at the end of August and only finished one book. Hence the combination of the two. Anyway, I’m going to start with my sad little wrap up.


Finished: Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

Completed entirely: The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (an on-the-page buddy read with Krystyna @ Turning the Pages. I will eventually have a review for that up, and I will tell you more about the buddy read in a later post! It’s exciting stuff.)

That’s it—moving on.


I collected 18 more wonderful books for my shelves. I have officially filled up a whole bookshelf of (unread) books. I have a different shelf that holds the books I’ve read. Seventeen of the books I am about to haul, I paid for with my own money. One of them I received from Berkley Publishing—Goodreads Giveaway. Fortunately for my wallet, none of these were full price! Exciting, I know.

I See You by Clare Mackintosh

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey — This was the ARC I received from Berkley/Goodreads. It comes out April 14, 2020, if you’re interested. It sounds super cute!

The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan

Night by Elie Wiesel

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

The Whisper Man by Alex North— Book of the Month pick.

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout— The only one out of this group that I have already read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Goodreads Review

Blog Review

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett

Gould’s Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Books 5, 6, & 7) by Lemony Snicket

Do you see any that you have read before? Any of these on your TBR? Let me know down in the comments!

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