August 2019 Reading Wrap-up! #bookblog #amreading

August wrapHere we are at the end of August! This year is just FLYING by! I can hardly believe that 2020 is only 4 months away!  THAT IS CRAZY!

Below you will find a summary of my August reading, upcoming books, and my stats so far this year.

Click on the links to read my full reviews.


  1. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid ★★☆☆☆
  2. Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott ★★☆☆☆
  3. Bethlehem by Karen Kelly ★★★☆☆
  4. The First Mistake by Sandie Jones ★★★★☆
  5. Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson ★★★★☆
  6. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert ★★☆☆☆
  7. TH1RT3EN (Eddie Flynn #4) by Steve Cavanagh ★★★★★

Did Not Finish (DNF)
I DNF’ed my first NetGalley book this month. The book was Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton. I tried so hard to read this book and it simply wasn’t holding my interest at all. I even tried listening to the audiobook version to see if that would help and I think it just made it worse. I REALLY tried to finish the book… but I just couldn’t do it. I stopped just a little past the halfway mark. I feel at least a little bad about not providing a review for the book on NetGalley, especially since I specifically requested it. At the same time, with all the books available in the world to read, it doesn’t make sense to waste time on one that you aren’t enjoying, right?

Currently Reading (reviews to be posted in September)
Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
The Passengers by John Marrs (ARC)
The Humiliations of Pipi McGee by Beth Vrabel (ARC)

Up Next in the Reading Queue (reviews also in September, hopefully)
The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Perry (ARC)
Lost You by Haylen Beck (ARC)
Carnegie Hill by Jonathan Vatner (ARC)
Hubris Falls by Matthew S. Hiley (ARC)
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow (ARC)
Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris (ARC)

Apparently I have a NetGalley addiction…I have a lot of ARCs to read and I am getting behind!

My Reading Stats
As of August 31, I have read 81 of the 104 books I challenged myself to read this year. That is 22,857 pages! I am still 14 books ahead of schedule and on track to exceed my reading goal!

I will close by saying Happy Birthday to the person that made me a Grammy… my granddaughter Allie! She turned 16 on August 29 and I honestly don’t know how the past 16 years have gone by so quickly! She is my partner in crime, an avid spender of my money, and a fellow book lover! I love Allie more than words can describe and I can’t imagine a world without her quirky, witty self in it!

That’s it for August!


5 thoughts on “August 2019 Reading Wrap-up! #bookblog #amreading

  1. We’ve read about the same number of books so far, I share a birthday with your granddaughter, and I have Cilka’s Journey in my netgalley cue! Los of serendipity on this last day of August! 👍😍

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  2. Wow, your reading goal is impressive! And yes, I agree. Life is too short to waste it on books you don’t want to finish. It took me decades to learn this lesson.

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