August — The Heat is On!

Aahh, the dog days of summer are here.  Through the years, August has symbolized many things to me, from back to school preparations to last minute road trips, county fairs to backyard barbecues.

Today, August is just the countdown to the beginning of my annual 31 Books of Halloween!   😀

This month, I searched my TBR piles for books that either take place during the summer or have summer vibes, and found these…

I picked out Instructions for a Heatwave for the title alone.  I mean, how much more appropriate can it be?  The story of a family in crisis that reunites during the historic heatwave that hit the United Kingdom in 1976.

The Highest Tide is set during summertime, with a thirteen-year-old protagonist named Miles, his childhood crush, and a lot of oceanic discoveries.  This sounds like it could be the “feel good” story I need in my life right now.

Another reason I picked these titles was simple–I really wanted to find some “lighter reads” before I start my two month journey into nonstop darker stories…and I can’t wait!

July Wrap-Up

I wound up finishing ten books, one of those being from my July selections, W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton.  I’m still a bit behind on my Goodreads goal of 150 books for the year, but I have a feeling that will change in the next couple of months.

What are your reading goals for August?  Drop me a line and let’s talk books!

Stay safe, and Happy Reading!


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