Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!
August went and came very quickly, and while it was probably my least favourite month of the year, I read some phenomenal books this month!
The first book I read this month was Playing Nice by JP Delaney. I had read one Delaney books before this newest publications, and even though I gave her previous book 5-stars, I enjoyed this one even more! This book encaptured every single trope I love to read in thrillers, and I absolutely loved the plot and characters. This book is worth every star, so I obviously gave it 5/5 stars! To read my full review, click here!
The second book I read this month was The Swap by Robyn Harding. I had high expectations going into this novel, however, it did not live up to my hopes. Initially after completing this novel, I was so conflicted with my rating. I really enjoyed the writing, but I found the characters so difficult to read about. Overall, I gave this book a 2.25/5 stars.
The third book I read this month was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I think that I am the last person on earth to read this book, but nonetheless, I think that it is one of the best books I have ever read in my entire life. It was such an emotional and heartbreaking story, and one that I will never forget. Of course, I rated this novel 5/5 stars.
The fourth book I read this month was The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon. I received a finished copy of this book from HBG Canada in May, but didn’t have a chance to get around to it until this month. I wish I would have gotten to it sooner, as I loved it! It was such a fun and heartwarming contemporary romance, filled with so many great characters and a unique plot line. To read my full review, click here! I rated this book 5/5 stars!
The fifth book I read this month was The Switch by Beth O’Leary. Last summer, I read The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary, which was one of my favourite books in 2020! To say I had high expectations for this book is an understatement, yet somehow, this book blew me away! I loved every aspect of this contemporary novel, from the heartwarming setting and plot, to the outstanding characters and writing. To read my full review of this lovely novel, click here! I rated this book 5/5 stars, and at this moment it is in my Top 3 books of 2020!
The sixth book I completed this month was The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. This was the first novel I completed on my new Kindle Paperwhite (and a review of the device will be coming next month)! I was not really sure what to expect from this novel, as I had never read a Ruth Ware thriller before, but I knew that she was a highly exclaimed thriller author. However, this book really disappointed me. To read my full review, click here. Thanks to Simon and Schuster Canada and Netgalley for the eARC!
The seventh book I read this month was The First To Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan. This was another eARC I received from Netgalley and TOR! A full review of this novel will be coming very soon!
The eighth and final book I read this month was The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey. I rarely read books very far in advance from their official release date, but this was one of my most anticipated 2021 novels, so when I got approved for it on Netgalley, I read it immediately! I don’t want to spoil my review, but I will say that if this book interests you even in the slightest, do yourself a favour and pick it up as soon as it hits shelves!
Those are all of the books I read in August! I can’t believe I read so many fantastic books this month, and I bet a lot of them will show up on my favourite books of the year list! Hopefully I will be able to continue to read so many great books over the last four months of 2020! What did you read this month?
Good Night Book Owls!