Books I Read: August

I actually got through a good bit of books this month compared to how it's been going lately. September isn't looking to be ...

I actually got through a good bit of books this month compared to how it's been going lately. September isn't looking to be too promising with school being back underway and our two-year anniversary trip planned for the end of the month, but we'll see how it goes. See what I was reading in August, below.

The Guineveres by Sarah Domet* - Four girls, all named Guinevere, find themselves in a convent during American wartime. As they formulate plans to escape the convent, they come to find out what is really important to each of them. (full review here) 2/5

Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza* - In a world where everything is put out on display, there is always a reason to be skinnier and prettier than the next girl, right? This satirical comedy takes a dive into the crazy world of fitness trends. I seriously couldn't stop laughing out loud, and I couldn't put this one down. (full review here) 4/5

A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena* - From the author of The Couple Next Door comes the latest domestic thriller. When a modern "housewife" gets into a amnesia-causing crash on the same night a murder takes place, she becomes the ultimate suspect in the killing. But she can't be the murderer, right? A book with switched perspectives from the housewife, the husband, the neighbor, and the detectives, this is a classic case of unreliable narrator. (full review here) 4/5

The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor* - One of my favorite reads of the month, The Shark Club follows Maeve, a woman who was bit by a shark as a child and now has a crazy obsession with them. When she comes home to the hotel she lives in with her brother and grandmother, she runs into a blast from the past. This is a novel of bravery and romance - Maeve is a women we can all admire. (full review here) 5/5

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda - Told in reverse order, this thriller is sure to keep you on your toes. When Nic returns home 10 years after her best friend's disappearance, another woman goes missing. Is this pure coincidence, or is there something more to the story? I loved this one so much, I wished I'd never read it, so I could experience for the first time all over again. (full review here) 5/5

The Goddesses by Swan Huntley* - After her husband cheats on her, Nancy and her family pick up and move to Hawaii (cheating husband in tow). Nancy's determined to start anew, so when she meets a woman who is exactly what she needs in a friend, it seems too good to be true. Half chick-lit, half thriller, this novel is definitely a different take on both genres. (full review here) 3/5

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker* - After going missing several years ago, Cass shows up on her mother's doorstep. The problem? Her older sister, who went missing at the same time, isn't with her. In a story narrated by Cass with alternating chapters from forensic psychiatrist Dr. Winters, this story is sure to keep you on your toes. There's a twist at the end that you just may not see coming (but unfortunately, I did)! (full review here) 4/5

What did you read in August?

* denotes the book was received free for review, however, all opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

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  1. Ooh, I'd been eyeing All the Missing Girls but hadn't seen many reviews yet, so this is heartening. Making sure it's on my to-read-soon list!

    1. It's definitely one to check out. It was on my list for while, and I'm so glad I read it.

  2. So many good ones to add to my list! I'm reading I've Got Sand In All The Wrong Places. A friend brought it to me in the hospital. It's cute and light and perfect to get me back in the groove of reading.

    1. Lol. That title is cracking me up! I hope you're getting some reading done while being in the hospital. Take care!

  3. All the Missing Girls is next on my list to read!!