And like that, August is over. I always associate August with the end of summer. This is probably the case for many people because September is back-to-school and we’re all hardwired to think that going back to school is the end of summer.
While I wish I had a bigger bang to my end-of-summer, I’m afraid it was caught up with a lot of packing and moving. We’re still traveling on our way to the west coast, but relaxing for a little bit before getting there.
I end this month with only four books. It’s not my best month, but I’m okay with that. Some months are more productive than other months and we should always give ourselves the wiggle to live our lives. Books should never be a chore and we should never feel guilty for not reading enough. Here’s what I read in August:
The Elite and The One by Kiera Cass
I think that these two novels were my guilty pleasure reads of the month. Because of all the moving and packing and planning, my brain can’t really do much other than process how much money I’m spending. So I read some easier reads and wanted to finish this series. It’s definitely a good foil to all the stress of my life recently.
Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
I don’t really read middle grade, but I’m a huge fan of Jacqueline Woodson so I had to read this one. I absolutely enjoyed this book especially since it deals with diverse themes without being your face about it. Definitely check this one out even if you’re an adult and perhaps start your own little group of friends who sit in a room and talk.
Monsoon Mansion by Cinelle Barnes
I read this one for the Words Betwen Worlds book club and wow, I was amazed by this story. It’s a combination memoir and a little bit of fiction to fill in the gaps. I love stories like this where it almost doesn’t feel real, but you know deep down that worlds like this exist. This is what I love about my book club. We’re always reading stories about people who survive the odds.
What did you read this month?