As I am writing this, August seems to be a long way away as my days filled with reading have been replaced by the routine of the new school year.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:
- Misa Sugiura This Time Will Be Different – Young Adult, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars
- Catherine McKenzie I’ll Never Tell – Thriller ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 stars
- Jodi Thomas The Little Teashop on Main Street – Women’s Fiction, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars
- Abdi Nazeman Like A Love Story – Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars
- Sam J. Miller Destroy All Monsters – Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️ 2 stars
- Mhairi McFarlane Don’t You Forget About Me – Women’s Fiction, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 Stars
- Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry Hello Girls – Young Adult, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️ 2 stars
- Rachel Lippencot Five Feet Apart – Young Adult, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars
- R. Zamora Linmark The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart – Young Adult, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️ 2 stars
- Samra Zafar A Good Wife – Memoir, Adult Fiction ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars
- Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite Dear Haiti, Love Alaine – Young Adult, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars
- Meg Waite Clayton The Last Train to London – Historical Fiction ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars
- Sophia Money-Coutts What Happens Now? – Women’s Fiction, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars
- Jennifer Chiaverini The Christmas Boutique – Women’s Fiction, Contemporary ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars
- 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:
- 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.
- Samra Zafar’s memoir A Good Wife was such an interesting and inspiring read. This is one book all girls and women should read.
- 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