What I Read in August 2020

I am on an amazing reading-roll right now. I think it could be to do with the decision I made to do a little more mood reading. By that I mean I am letting how I feel decide what I read (with the exception of a few upcoming release dates that I need to read books by) and its sort of freeing?

For example, I’ve been wanting to read more Japanese fiction for a while – so this month I did. I wanted cosy reads that I knew would be a comfort (and still wildly entertaining) so I picked up a few of those too. You get the idea. So what were these books? Well…

My August Reviews:

(Click on book title for my full review.)

/ Grown Ups by Marian Keyes

/ Sisters by Daisy Johnson

/ I Am Not Your Baby Mother by Candice Brathwaite

/ The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto

/ Death in her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh

/ The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

/ After the Silence by Louise O’Neill

If I HAD to pick a favourite from this list…. hhhmmm it would be The Thursday Murder Club, I think, for its Agatha Christie vibes, devilish murder mystery plot and such likeable characters.

Grown Ups was a highly enjoyable audiobook listen that I started in March and for lockdown reasons only finished now – narrated by the author Marian Keyes, she brought such emotion to her story and characters. My non-fiction book was I Am Not Your Baby Mother – a passionate and important insight into the realities of being a black British mother. A really good read.

I also had a little think about my books of the year so far – I love doing lists like this. It’s a great way to look back on the fantastic reads I’ve had but does make me wonder how I’m going to narrow down my shortlist come December!

Anyway, until next month, happy reading!

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