Hello Readers! September had been busy month. I didn’t complete all the books I decided I will finish by this month end because of travel and new schedule of my daughter at my parents’s home. But I did pretty good. I got to realize how much help I had from my husband and how much blog and reading I could do when he is around. Well, I already knew that but it’s different when you experience it in their absence, right? And my little monster who needs her mama monster. My parents cannot manage her and much less feed her. This experience showed only me and my husband can handle her better, at least until she is grown to age when she can eat and sleep herself.
And I got many books from publisher and authors this month. Next 2 months are going to be hectic.
I managed to read and review:
Books read : 7
Reviewed : 8
2 Paperback (owned)
5 e-copies (Blogtour / Netgalley)
Read last month but reviewed in September-
A Summer to Remember by Victoria Cooke — (Review) 5/5
Beautiful, heartwarming summery romance with wonderful setting and depth. It was about second chance at love, getting over grief, and moving on in life. Loved this among all other Victoria’s book I read.
Clear My Name by Paula Daly — (Review) 5/5
Gripping, suspenseful, thought-provoking mystery thriller with realistic characters and clever plot. It was about mother-daughter relationship, betrayal, imperfections of human beings, guilt, lies, mistakes made in life, and suffering and turmoil of being alone, away from loved ones.
Right Beside You by Mary Monroe — (Review) 3.5/5
Quick, light, cute romance with Christmassy feel that you can read in one sitting. It revolved around Felicia and Richard, two coworkers and commuters who were friends for long time and fancied each other from afar. It was about love from afar, being happy for someone you love, and letting your loved one know about your feeling before it’s too late. But I missed the fun of reading their growing love. I felt like I know them alright and understood their confusion but couldn’t feel their feelings. They didn’t make lasting impression.
Best Kept Seceret (The Clifton Chronicles #3) by Jeffrey Archer — (Review) 4.5/5
Dramatic, entertaining, suspenseful family saga with many twists and turns and interesting historical aspects. There was bit of everything, family drama, rivalry, court room drama, revenge, family support and love, loss, suspense, entertainment, politics, money and art fraud. I really enjoyed this book. Only small issue was, it was overly dramatic and I loved previous books more.
The Secrets of Lost Stones by Melissa Payne — (Review) 5/5
It was about getting over loss, grief and haunted memories, giving life a second chance, friendship and bonding with new people and place, hope, justice, and redemption. I just loved everything about this book. Great plot and setting, emotions and drama, perfect blend of realistic and supernatural world, wonderful characterization, and intriguing mystery. It was wow.
Anne of Windy Willows (Anne of Green Gables #4) by L.M. Montgomery — (Review) 5/5
Semi epistolary, historical/Women’s fiction that revolved around Anne’s three years as a Principal of Summerside High School. It was about friendship, helping people of Summerside, and importance of happiness, life, dresses and imagination. I just love Anne Shirley, L.M. Montgomery’s writing and her beautiful stories.
Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Enlightened Cow (Barnabas Tew #4) by Columbkill Noonan — (Review) 5/5
Fun, comical, cozy, fast paced mystery with amusing dialogues and characters. It was about enlightenment on Karma, Dharma, eternal life and death cycle. I definitely recommend this book.
Well Met by Jen DeLuca — (Review) 5/5
feel good, gripping, cute, refreshing, and dramatic romantic comedy with lovey small town and fun fair. It was about family love, belongingness, getting over grief, letting others help and share responsibility, and need of change without affecting the essence of originality. The message was deep and thought provoking. It’s perfect summer read. I highly recommend this book.
False Series by Meli Raine —- [Post]
Silo Boys by Amy-Brooke Odell — [Post]
Anbatar – Legacy of the blood guard by Anne Dolleri — [Post]
The Worst Couple in the World by Holly Tierney Bedford — [Post]
One Week ‘Til Christmas by Belinda Missen — [Post]
Coming Home To Merriment Bay by Emily Harvale — [Post]
A Typical Family Christmas by Liz Davies — [Post]
Parting Worlds by Kaitlyn Davis — [Post]
The Vagabond Mother by Tracey Scott-Townsend — [Post]
Mercenary’s Child (The Phoenix Fallacy Book 1) by Jonathan Sourbeer — [Post]
Palmer Pickering, author of Moon Deeds — [Post]
I can’t decide one. They were amazing. So all 5 star reads are books of the month.
How was you month in reading? What did you read in August? Have you read any of these books or add to your TBR? Which book(s) was your BOTM?
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