Favourite Read of the Month: August 2019

As I am writing this, August seems to be a long way away as my days filled with reading have been replaced by the routine of the new school year. Squeezed in between my obligations at work, I have been trying to finish off the book reviews of the ARCs I read during the final month of my Summer Break. I managed to read an astounding fifteen novels and experienced a number of delightful stories.

Below is the list of books that I read. To read my reviews (if you haven’t already), click on the title and you will be able to visit my post:

  1. Misa Sugiura This Time Will Be Different – Young Adult, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars
  2. Catherine McKenzie I’ll Never Tell – Thriller ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 stars
  3. Jodi Thomas The Little Teashop on Main Street – Women’s Fiction, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars
  4. Abdi Nazeman Like A Love Story – Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars
  5. Sam J. Miller Destroy All Monsters – Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️ 2 stars
  6. Mhairi McFarlane Don’t You Forget About Me – Women’s Fiction, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 Stars
  7. Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry Hello Girls – Young Adult, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️ 2 stars
  8. Rachel Lippencot Five Feet Apart – Young Adult, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars
  9. R. Zamora Linmark The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart – Young Adult, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️ 2 stars
  10. Samra Zafar A Good Wife – Memoir, Adult Fiction ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars
  11. Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite Dear Haiti, Love Alaine – Young Adult, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars
  12. Meg Waite Clayton The Last Train to London – Historical Fiction ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars
  13. Sophia Money-Coutts What Happens Now? – Women’s Fiction, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars
  14. Jennifer Chiaverini The Christmas Boutique – Women’s Fiction, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars
  15. Dave Connis Suggested Reading – Young Adult, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars

I still cannot believe I read fifteen novels during August – no wonder it took me so long to to complete the reviews! There were a number of 5 star reviews for me, making it difficult to choose my favourite:

  1. Abdi Nazeman’s novel Like A Love Story took me back to the past with the story’s conetnt. In addition, I enjoyed reading about his characters and their coming-of-age story.
  2. Samra Zafar’s memoir A Good Wife was such an interesting and inspiring read. This is one book all girls and women should read.
  3. Meg Waite Clayton’s The Last Train to London really pulled my emotional strings. Not only did I learn something new (about the kindertransport that saved thousands of children) but I very quickly became invested in the characters of the story.

Once taking some time to reflect, I feel that The Last Train To London by Meg Waite Clayton should be my pick of the month. Even a month after reading it, the story still resonates in my mind.

I hope you read as many wonderful stories as I did in August. What was your favourite read? Share your choice, or the link to your post, below.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

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