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August Reading List

Updated: Sep 3

I have a list of all the books I read between March and August and I hope to at a minimum make a post to give a rating for each of them sometime in the future. I'm going to attempt something new this month. I plan to add a review of the books once I finish them so these posts don't go stale as they have been over the past few months.


Click on the titles or the images to add any of these amazing books to your Amazon cart and let me know what you think!


It Happened One Summer -

I picked up this book to read with friends as part of a book club. Our goal was to find a light and easy-to-read beach read. I will say that this book is very easy to read, I found myself reading it quickly and not realizing how much time had passed.


It is a Enemies to Lovers and Sunshine/Grumpy trope. It has a few spicy/steamy parts to it as well. I really wish there was more character development. On the surface, I thought it was a good book but as I discussed it with friends I found more and more issues with the book. When I take a step back and take it for what it is, a mindless beach read, I find it's not a bad book. I give it 3 stars.


A Court of Thorns and Roses


I have seen EVERYONE talk about this series and I knew I would eventually read it. My friend let me use her copy and I loved this series. It has a lot of what I look for in a good fantasy series, love, strong (most of the time) female leads, action, and a little (or a lot) of spice. I like that there is a strong enough story that if you took away the spice it would still hold up just as well. It was a bit of a daunting task to take on this series since there were already so many books out but I'm glad I did. I look forward to book 6.


Lizzie Blake's Best Mistake -

I signed up for NetGalley to see what it was all about and read books before they even hit the shelves. I requested several books and this was one of the first that I was given. I was given access to this book as an audiobook and I loved it. Lizzie struggles with ADHD and honestly, I think this was one of the only books that talk about it so openly. I felt like it makes Lizzie a very real character. Thanks to TikTok I have self-diagnosed myself with ADHD (J/K... kinda) and I felt for Lizzie and her struggles in the book because I have similar struggles.

It is an opposites attract trope where a one-night stand turns into so much more. The book is spicy really early on but it calms down as the story progresses.


This book is currently available for pre-order and will be released on Sept 6th. I highly recommend it! Lizzie is one of my favorite characters I have read in a while. I would also recommend the audiobook because the narrators were wonderful. Did I mention the Australian accent?


The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

A fun historical fiction that is based on a true mystery. In 1926 Agatha Christie goes missing. The investigation starts with little clues and slowly they are found. All while her husband Archie is hiding information about the letter she left him the day of her disappearance. The story also jumps back in time to tell the story of how Agatha and Archie met and their love story up to the day she went missing.


This is such a fun book. I started to do some research on Agatha Christie after I finished the book and of course it remains a mystery. I have added a few of her books to my TBR list.


Smoke Signal

This was an excellent cross-over between The Mystery of Mrs. Christie and The Rose Code. I listened to this short story before listening to or reading either book and I felt a little lost. I have finally read both books and this short story was a fantastic tie-in! I highly recommend it.




Lost and Found In Paris

Joan has just had the rug pulled out from under her feet. She is reeling from the news her husband dropped on her. While she is trying to get herself together she is given the opportunity to travel to Paris to deliver drawings to a potential buyer. She manages to get an upgrade to First Class and is seated by a sweet guy but nerdy guy. After an amazing flight, Joan and Nate plan to meet for dinner. An amazing dinner and a one-night stand later things start to really take off for Joan. A mystery and a hunt across Paris lead to deep healing for Joan.


This was an interesting story that made me want to visit Paris. If you are looking to find who you are after hiding for a while this is the book for you.


Birds of California -

A former child star is trying to find her own way in the world and isn't doing that great of a job at it. Fiona is working at her parent's print shop but occasionally she is recognized as Riely from the TV show Birds of California. She went through her wild phase which lead to the show being canceled several years ago.


Sam Fox was also on Birds of California and is a STRUGGLING actor. When the opportunity to reboot the show comes up Sam is ready to get going but Fiona has put o the breaks. Sam is tasked with convincing Fiona but catches feelings along the way.

This was a great book with some spice but real feelings and experiences.

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