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Book Review // August 2020

It’s time for my Book Review // August 2020!!!

I really really really loved some of the books I read this August! And I’m excited to share them with you! So let’s get to it!

And as always here is my Book Review Checklist that I use for each book! 😊

Book Review // August 2020

Where the Crawdads sing

  • PG-13/R in a couple of scenes
  • Novel
  • Audible

First up! Where the Crawdads Sing by: Delia Owens.

Like last month I feel like I’m the last person to read this book! Have you read it yet? If so, did you like the ending?

I thought it was a really great read and the ending made it all come together perfectly!

Owens takes you on a journey into the life of a young girl known to the local small North Carolina coastal town as the “Marsh Girl”. She is a part mystery to the people in the town and I would dare to say part legend. The story takes place throughout the 1950s and mainly focused in 1969. As you read Owens takes a journey through Kya’s-“Marsh Girl” relationships from her family to romantic relationships and even into a criminal investigation pinning Kya for the death of the town’s former superstar quarterback.

This book was one of those that opens your eyes to a different way of life. The story opens your eyes to the poor behavior we have as humans toward one another without ever acutally knowing each other.

If you haven’t read this book and you plan to read it then you’re in for a treat!

I will tell you though, I truly did love this book. I thought it was a fascinating read and a great story, I’m not sure it will make it to my top three at the end of the year. And gosh I hate to write this but when the story ended I was a smidge disappointed. I think I placed my expectations way to high for this book from all the rage I had heard about it.

Ahh, I hate when I feel that way about a book that the whole world seems to be googaga over. Did I like? Yes! Will it make it to my top 3 best reads of the year? Probably not, and I was totally expecting it to. Booo.

Nothing to Envy Ordinary lives in North Korea

  • PG
  • Biography
  • Audible

The second book I read this month was Nothing to Envy Ordinary lives in North Korea by: Barbara Demick. And oh my gosh this was such a good read! Wow!

I loved Demick’s writing style and the stories she writes.Demick was a LA Times jounralist specializing in North Korea and you guys the stories she tells are unbeliveable!

Demick writes about several different people that were able to defect from North Korea and live to tell about their former lives in the communist country.

Let me just say if you think you know things about this country from the news you need to take time to read this book. The stories of these people’s lives are truly eye opening. It made me so thankful to even have the smallest things like 3 meals a day, or a closet full of clothes.

This is a must read!

Dream Big

  • G
  • Motivational
  • Audible

My next book was Dream Big by Bob Goff. I LOVE books like this! I’m totally all in on a good motivational type of book and this one did not disappoint.

Not only did I love the message itself but Bob Goff is truly amazing! He quickly became one of my favorite authors and motivational speakers while reading this book.

Goff breaks this book up into pieces so that you are able to take actionable steps from his theories. He tells great stories to help you relate throughout the book that will make you laugh and gasp. If you want to be motivated to live out any dream you’ve had you need to pick up this book. I’m actually planning to order a hard copy from Amazon. I really loved it that much that I want to read it again and highlight all of it!

The Unhoneymooners

  • R
  • Humour/Romance Novel
  • Audible

The last book I listened to was The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren. I LOVED this book! It was cute, funny, a little predictable, but overall a super fun easy read.

When I first started reading this book I was a little unsure about it. I heard it had great reviews but I wasn’t sure if it would be for me or not. I’m so glad I stuck with it because although it was somewhat predictable there was twist I didn’t see coming that made it all worth it.

Lauren did a great job of making me laugh out loud at times and I even took time to tell Mr. about the book.

The Unhoneymooners is exactly what it sounds like, two people who are not married get the opporutnity to take a honeymoon together. And unfortunately these two characters are not too fond of each other. But what starts off as dislike soon turns into something else.

I’m not going to say much more about this book because I really don’t want to give away any of the details. Go read the summary yourself and see if it’s a book you’d like to read. It’s one I would totally recommend if you want a quick fun easy read!

That about wraps up my Book Review for August 2020! I love these posts soo soo much!

Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought of them. And give reccomendations on what to read next!

And if you’ve missed any of my other book reviews here they are!

May 2020

June 2020

July 2020

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