AUGUST READS! 

The eighth month of the year…. the summer finale…. It’s time to fit in all of the barbecues, beach days, sun tanning, rosé drinking and summer reading that we can!

I’m not going to be overly ambitious with my August TBRs. I know that I’m going to spend a lot of my free time soaking up the last of the summer with my loved ones.

Anyhow, here are the books that I hope to read this month (key word: hope)…

#1 The Circle – Dave Eggers

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Goodreads Rating: 3.46

This was in my June TBR post *eye roll*…. I have been meaning to read it and simply haven’t gotten around to it. Busy busy busy. But this is the month! As I’ve previously mentioned, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Dave Egger’s novels and I have faith in The Circle.

Also, this book has a 2017 movie adaptation with, get this, Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. I swoon.

 

#2 The Lying Game – Ruth Ware

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Goodreads Rating: 3.62

This is the book that I’m currently reading!
Since it’s August 3rd and behind on posts, per usual, I suppose I should include it. I have to say that I’m loving The Lying Game. I read Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10 as well as In a Dark, Dark Wood. I liked both but I’m enjoying The Lying Game much more, so far.
Stay tuned for a review coming soon!

#3 Fates and Furies – Lauren Groff

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Goodreads Rating: 3.56

I found this beautiful book in my local bookstore. Surprisingly, I had never heard of it or seen it prior! I asked the woman working if she had read it. Her exactly words were: “it’s about a married couple and gives you both the woman and man’s perspective. It gets really twisted and has a genuine ‘WOW factor’.” I was sold.

Fates and Furies was published in 2015. There are a lot of reviews on Goodreads and they’re polarized to say the least.
I’m curious, have you read this book? What did you think?

#4 Little & Lion – Brandy Colbert

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Goodreads Rating: 4.28

I picked this book from this month’s selection on Book of the Month. It’s YA fiction. I try to limit my consumption of YA books, they’re addicting but don’t typically challenge me intellectually.

I couldn’t resist this book though– a young girl, Suzette, struggles at her New England boarding school. She returns home to L.A. to happily offer the emotional support that her step brother, Lionel, whose been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder desperately needs. What she doesn’t expect, is to fall in love with the same girl as her brother.

BONUS: A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles

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Goodreads Rating: 4.37

This best-seller is a highly anticipated one for me. I’ve heard endless great things about the sophistication, humor, style and deep meaning entwined in this novel. I can’t commit to finishing all of these in August, although I hope to. If I have time, this will certainly be my bonus read 🙂

Comment and let me know if you’ve read or planning to read any of these books!

Happy Reading,
Samantha

 

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