August Reading Round-Up


Once again, we are at the end of one month and beginning a new one. It is also the beginning of anew school year. Hopefully, this school year will not be a disrupted one.

August sped by, with high temperatures and humidity once again. My hubby had surgery and it was deemed successful. But then he got an infection, there was a small opening in the wound and now he is having it packed and bandaged daily. Thank heavens for good books – for both of us.

It’s time to share what I have been reading this past month.

The total read for August was 32 books with the following breakdown:

Fantasy /Paranormal –4

Romance – 10

Women’s Fiction – 1

Historical romance – 8

Non-fiction – 2

Pix books – 4

Graphic Memoir – 1

Magical realism – 2

I continue to record in more detail where the books originated – from the library, on my TBR shelves (bought/gifted or won) or an e-book. Here’s the breakdown

Library reads – 22       TBR/owned books –2        E-books –18 


Favourite Reads

My overall favourite read of the month was The Forever Girl by Jill Shalvis

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The rest of my top 10 reads, by author (cheating a little – it was hard to choice just 10 books this month):

Emilie Richards – Wedding Ring

Julia Quinn – Romancing Mr. Bridgerton, To Sir Philip With Love

Grace Burrowes – Lady Jennie’s Christmas Portrait, Once Upon a Tartan

Lisa Kleypas: Devil in Disguise, Devil in Winter, Scandal in Spring, It Happened One Autumn, Sugar Daddy

Sarah Gailey – Magic for Liars

Mary Sinses – The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Café

Carolyn Brown – The Hope Chest

Tyler Feder – Dancing at the Pity Party

Edith Eiger – The Gift

 I am participating in quite a few challenges (check here for my list) but I have a few that are my favourites and have done these for a few years. Here are the books read for these challenges:


POPSUGAR Ultimate Reading Challenge (Through Goodreads)

I read 3 books for this challenge.

#30 -Set in place want to visit in 2021 (Nfld) – Channel of Peace by Kevin Tuerff

#35 – In different format than normally read (graphic memoir) – Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder

#Adv. 7 – Book associated with a thing (blueberries!) – The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Café by Mary Sinses

52 Books in 52 Weeks

I read 3 books for this challenge:

#7 -Author with only 1 published book – Channel of Peace by Kevin Tuerff

#30 -Dragons – Dragon of Glass by Zoe Chant

#49 – Flavour in the title – Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas

Monthly Key Word Challenge

The key word I used this month: “One” – It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas

Monthly Motif

The theme this month was “Magic”. I read: Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

Debbie McComber’s Reading Challenge

The theme this month was “something you seldom read”. I read a graphic memoir: Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder

Emilie Richards’ Reading Challenge

The theme this month was “a book by Emilie Richards”. I read her book: Wedding Ring

Looking Ahead to September

I am taking part in the “Read a Series” challenge in September. I need to read the last 4 books in the Gamache series by Louise Penny

I also need to keep working on the 20 Books for Summer Challenge as well as reading more books for The Popsugar and 52Books 52 Weeks Challenges.

I am linking with the following:


Monthly Wrap-Up  (At Feed Your Fiction Addiction)

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Best of the Bunch (at A Cocoon of Books)

13 thoughts on “August Reading Round-Up

  1. Well done you and so many books I’ve loved too. I don’t remember reading that Jill Shalvis one, I need to check. I read Rising Tides by ER for the challenge. Not my top fave of hers but good I read it. I have The Hope Chest on my wish list and also just bought The Hope Chest by Viola Simpson.

  2. Wow! You had a great reading month, Beverley. I am glad to hear your husband’s surgery went well, but sorry he has an infection. That has to be stressful.

    You are doing some interesting challenges that I haven’t heard of.

    Have a good and safe September!

    • Thanks Alicia. Being retired has certainly been a blessing – that I am there for my hubby and just to have so much time to read. It has been a definite stress reliever the past few years.

    • Thanks Nicole. It has been a trial, but we’ve had a wonderful visiting nurse who has been most days to repack and bandage my hubby. She said today the pocket was shrinking.

  3. I’m so glad your husband’s surgery was a success and that you have a nurse to help with the follow up medical care. I know when my husband had surgery I had to clean his wound and put the salve on it and I know now I would never make a good medical person. I still need to read a Jill Shalvis book. I see your favorite of the month was by her. Excellent reading month again for you and I hope September has also been a great one.

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