Erin’s August Reading Wrap Up

Happy September! It’s a long weekend, the weather here in Chicagoland is sort of perfect at this moment (70s and sunny, what what) and I’m here with my August reading wrap up!

Finished in August:
Two Across // Jeff Bartsch
–Rating: 3/5 stars
Enchanted Islands // Allison Amend
–Rating: 3/5 stars
Before the Fall // Noah Hawley
–Rating: 4/5 stars
The Beatiful Bureaucrat // Helen Phillips
–Rating: 3/5 stars
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child // J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany
–Rating: 5/5 stars
The Underground Railroad // Colson Whitehead
–Rating: 5/5 stars
The Enchanted // Rene Denfeld
–Rating: 3/5 stars

Currently Reading:
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams // Stephen King

Goodreads Challenge:
84/100 books read

Book Riot Read Harder Challenge:
After a bit of a summer hiatus from this challenge, I’m back! I completed two more tasks in August: reading a play (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and reading a historical fiction set before 1900 (The Underground Railroad, which I know also has some very non historical aspects but I still consider it a legit historical novel and also really amazing). I’m up to 15 completed tasks with 9 more to go!

Book of the Month Club Pick:
I’m torn between two books! Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeny (whose book I am STILL dying to read) picked Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue and Liberty Hardy picked The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. I have heard really great things about both these books so I have no idea what I’ll go with next.

All in all, I completed 7 books in August including some really fantastic ones (two 5 stars in one month is rare, even if one of them is Harry Potter which will literally always be 5 stars). It’s a long weekend and I have a bunch of books I got in Austin last weekend so hopefully I can kick of September with a strong book start!

Don’t forget you can read detailed reviews of all the books I read at goodreads.com/emurch, and if you have any thoughts about any of the books I’ve read this month tweet me @GameandRead. Also check us out on Instagram and Litsy, both @GameandRead. And until next time, happy reading!

–Erin

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