In the words of Taylor Swift, this August “slipped away into a moment in time” so quickly! We’ve had some ‘meh’ summer weather where I live this month, so some days blurred together, but I definitely took advantage of the few sunny and not super humid days to run to the beach with a good book.
I read 22 books in August. I’ll include a bigger snapshot of my summer reading in my favorites post, but I’ve read the most amount of books over the summer than I ever have before! My favorite books this month (in no particular order) were The Guncle, Between Two Kingdoms, The Matchmaker, & The Beach Club.
While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory | 4.5/5 Stars
Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand | 4/5
The Guncle by Steven Rowley | 5/5
To Sir, with Love by Lauren Layne | 4/5
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston | 3/5
The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle | 3.5/5
The Hope We Hold by Jinger & Jeremy Vuolo | 3/5
The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand | 4.5/5
As If On Cue by Marisa Kanter (ARC) | 4/5
The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary | 4/5
The Hunting Wives by May Cobb | 4/5
Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé | 4/5
The Dating Plan by Sara Desai | 4/5
It All Comes Back to You by Farah Naz Rishi (ARC) | 4.5/5
Do Not Disclose by Leora Krygier (ARC) | 3.5/5
Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand | 3.5/5
The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand | 4.5/5
Between Two Kingdoms by Sukeika Jaouad | 5/5
God Spare the Girls by Kelsey Mckinney (review/giveaway copy) | 3.5/5
Seven Days in June by Tia Williams | 4/5
Milk Fed by Melissa Broder | 3/5
The Beach Club by Elin Hilderbrand | 5/5
The Chair (Netflix) – The Chair is one of the few Netflix shows that I literally binged in the course of one day. Maybe blame it on the English major in me, but I loved this show starring Sandra Oh set in a college English department. So funny & felt really current.
Motel Makeover (Netflix) – Netflix’s HGTV style/renovation type shows have been mostly a flop for me, but I totally binge-watched their latest show, Motel Makeover, following two female business owners who renovate a roadside motel into a much more glamorous experience. There was something so addicting about this show and I of course want to book a getaway at the June Motel now!
Grace and Frankie S7 Part 1 (Netflix) – I am SO sad that only the first 4 episodes of Grace and Frankie came out and we have to wait until 2022 for the remainder of the final season. The first four episodes were so strong and while I can’t wait to see what happens next, I did like that it ended on a semi-cliff hanger.
Ted Lasso S2 (Apple TV) – I’m only a few episodes into the second season of Ted Lasso, but of course am loving it so far! Definitely worth having an Apple TV subscription just for this show alone.
MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE ROMANCE: The Dating Plan Review
FAVORITE ELIN HILDERBRAND BOOK: The Blue Bistro Review
WWII & HOLOCAUST MEMOIR: Do Not Disclose Review
HOLLYWOOD MEETS FAKE DATING: While We Were Dating Review
2021 FAVE SEQUEL: Isn’t It Bromantic? Review
INDIE YA ROMANCE: 21 Questions Review
10 SUMMER READS: July & August Review Round Up #1
Recent Reads & Currently Reading: August Review Round Up #2
Fall 2021 Anticipated Releases
HYPED BOOKS & MORE: August 2021 Recent TBR Additions
Happy 23rd Birthday to Me: 23 Favorite Books of 2021 So Far
What did you read & watch in August? Did you read or watch anything that I mentioned? Share in the comments!