Books Read: August 2015

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Books Worthy to be on my Shelves:

The Boston Girl - Anita Diamant 

I really love novels  that are set up like this was, a grandmother telling her granddaughter about her life. It's the story of a daughter of an immigrant family growing up in Boston in the early 20th century. There wasn't anything extraordinary about her tale, but I still found myself unable to put the book down. A must-read for anyone who enjoyed A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

The Royal We - Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan 

I love me some royals and am especially fascinated with the British royalty. I love the creative liberties taken with this novel. It was very clearly inspired by the real royal family, and helps to make them seem much more human. It was a fascinating, enjoyable read that I would recommend to anyone who has every daydreamed about what life would be like as a royal.

Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen

I really, really loved this book. The writing was beautiful and I loved the pinch of the magical in everyday life. My one complaint would have to be that there was quite a lot of buildup to one event that was resolved awfully quickly. I felt slightly let down by that and feel that it should have been developed a bit more. I've added everything by Allen to my TBR list, so there's that. 

Books I Would Borrow:

The Heir - Kiera Cass 

I really enjoyed The Selection trilogy and had my doubts that I would enjoy a spin-off series. Shockingly, I think I may have enjoyed this more than all of the other books! I like that there isn't a set romance in place. I like that the main character isn't completely obsessed with romance and finding "the one." I did not like how bratty the main character could be. If you enjoyed The Selection Trilogy, then this is one not to be missed!

The Thousand Dollar Tan Line - Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham

This is a review of the audiobook. I'm so happy this was read by Kristen Bell. I have a feeling I wouldn't have enjoyed it nearly as much as I did, had it been narrated by anyone else. There isn't anything really special about this book, but if you love Veronica Mars then you will likely enjoy this.

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han 

I think I might be getting too old for books like this. Belly was annoying and silly to me, but I bet I would have liked her and this tale had I been about 6 or more years younger. I would recommend this to a female teenager who says she doesn't like to read. I'm willing to bet she would devour this series.

What was your favorite read in August? 

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