September 13, 2016

What I Read Vol. 2

August was a bit rough on the reading front. I got through a few but not as many as I would have liked. Goodreads has gone from being 13 books ahead of schedule to being only one ahead. Looks like I better get on it if I plan to make my 60 book goal this year!

Here's what I got into in August...

The Things We Wish Were TrueThe Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I thought this was a perfect summer read, especially since that's when it takes place. I LOVED this book. I felt all the feels and the story flowed beautifully.

Sycamore Glen seems like an idyllic place to live with a neighborhood pool and friendly neighbors. Although bound by proximity, they're also bound by long-kept secrets. After a pool accident at the beginning of the summer starts the waves of change, it may be time for everyone to come clean.

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader GinsburgNotorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You know when you first meet someone and you want to know every little detail about them? That's kind of how I feel right now. I want to sit down with RBG and ask her opinion and point of view on anything and everything I can think of. I truly don't even have words. So many times while listening to this I wanted to cry. RBG is inspiring, considerate, dedicated, funny...

This woman is a ROCKSTAR! She has done so much for women's rights AND this country as a whole, and I have so much respect for her. Aside from my fangirling, it was a well-written biography of her life and work. I feel so behind about all the amazing things she’s said.

Every Frenchman Has One  by Olivia de Havilland
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I thought this was a lighthearted, fun read. Detailing some of her encounters while first living in Paris, Olivia easily creates a rapport that you're friends having a chat over tea. I loved the way she stays classy throughout the book while still letting her sense of humor shine through.

Currently Reading: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I've said it before and I will continue to say it - book day is my favorite. I love seeing what everyone is reading. The different genres, the authors. I really enjoy finding new books that I think I'll enjoy and adding them to my ever-growing TBR list. 

So... what was your favorite read this month?


  1. definitely a book called The One totally blew me away. I was not expecting to like it, actually; it was given a high rating on goodreads but only by a few hundred readers so the average usually doesn't say much...but man THIS BOOK. amazing.

  2. Honestly I haven't read/finished a book since June, but I just read Labor Day by Joyce Maynard and it was really good! And I had no idea there was a movie based on it which now I really want to see... after the film challenge that is! Things We Wish Were True sounds a little like a Liane Moriarty type of book- I'm intrigued!

  3. The Things We Wish Were True sounds interesting. I think I will add it to my TBR. My husband bought me the new HP book for my birthday and I am afraid to read it with all the negative reviews out there!

  4. Notorious RBG - hells yeah! Ok, so Every Frenchman Has One. I'm intrigued by the title. Maybe it's just because I recently read The Diary of a Chambermaid, but my mind went immediately to a dirty place with what these Frenchmen have. Is it risque stories or is that misleading?

  5. I feel the same way about RBG. You know I loved this book and I so admire this woman, so I'm so glad you enjoyed it too!

    I didn't link up today because I'm only 1.5 books ahead of where I was last linkup, but hopefully next month I'll have more to report. I have the books you loaned me in particular waiting here on my table! Aaaand I might ask you to loan me Cursed Child too when I finish...

  6. Notorious RBG is on my TBR. She truly is an amazing lady. I wish all judges everywhere were more like her. Adding The Things We Wish Were True to my TBR.

  7. I may try the Whalen book.
    5/5 is a strong endorsement!

  8. book day is definitely my favourite as well. notorious RBG is on my list, and the things we wish were true sounds super interesting!