The Books on My August 2018 Reading List

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As promised last month, I’m planning to keep my August reading list on the lighter side and throw in some good summer reads. I haven’t found summer reading time as easy to come by as I’d hoped, and I don’t expect that to change as we near the start of school over the next few weeks. Here’s what I hope to read this month.

Books on my 2018 reading list. | MindJoggle.com

 

I’m linking up with Literary Quicksand, Rachel at Never Enough Novels, and Allison at My Novel Life who are all co-hosting the first TBR Mix ‘n Mingle. The first Wednesday of each month we’ll share the books we’re planning to read.

New on My August Reading List

P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)

P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)

Author: Jenny Han

I read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before last month and it was light and sweet. The next in the series will be perfect for a busy month, and I may even squeeze in the third book if I can grab it from the library.

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The Summer Wives: A Novel

The Summer Wives: A Novel

While The Summer Wives doesn’t necessarily sound like a light, fun read, it does seem to fall under good summer reading. This promises drama among rich people in an island setting. Does it get more escapist than that?

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First Frost

First Frost

I’m not much for magical realism, but I’ve heard some raves about Sarah Addison Allen. A time when I’m looking for light summer reads seems just right for giving her a shot.

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Holdovers from July

I added some library holds at the last minute and they came in quickly, so I was derailed from a couple of my original July reading plans (luckily, the books were worth it). I’m still planning on getting to these two:

In the Woods

In the Woods

Author: Tana French
This first novel in the Dublin Murder series has been on my list for a while; I wanted to get to it in July but got sidetracked. I’ve already read the second in the series and found it smart and gripping. Now I plan to start over with the first and work through the series in order.
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Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

I wanted to read this biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder last month but I somehow missed the notice when my library hold came in. Such is life; my turn is coming up again soon, and I will read this in August!

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What are you planning to read in August?

 

The books on my August 2018 reading list. | MindJoggle.com

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  1. Have you read Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen? First Frost is technically the sequel, but they work pretty well as standalone books too. I absolutely loved both of them so I hope you enjoy it! I’m a sucker for magical realism, though, so that could explain why : )

    1. Oh, I haven’t! I just had this one on my shelf from a library book sale. I like to read series in order, but since they can stand alone I might give it a try. Glad to hear that you loved it!

  2. I really loved In the Woods and the second one – Tana French is great! The best part about them is that you don’t need to read them in order, but I’m glad you’re going back to read it 🙂 I think I also read the 4th one… but I would definitely love to check out others in this series. She’s a great writer.

    1. I really liked The Likeness as well. I also have Broken Harbor on my shelf–I’m not sure where that falls in the series. I’ll try to read them in order as much as possible, but I do like that they stand alone.

  3. I just got the third book in the Jenny Han series, and I’m actually thinking I might end up liking the second one in the series the most, which would be so weird! (But I still have about half the third book left, so I probably should reserve judgement).

    Your other picks sound interesting too–I’ll be curious to see what you think!

    1. Interesting! It seems like the second book in trilogies is usually the weakest. I did read somewhere, though, that she didn’t actually intend to write a third book when she started the series. I wonder if that’s why.
      My hold just came in so I’ll be starting it today!

  4. I loved the Summer Wives so I hope you’ll enjoy that! I have very strong opinions about In the Woods which I read years ago but still remember some particulars so I’d LOVE to hear what you think when you’ve read it!

    1. Yes, The Summer Wives was excellent summer reading! I’m hoping to start In the Woods this week, so I should have some thoughts soon. I’m eager to hear what you thought of it!

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