What I Read in August 2021

Well, that’s it, summer’s officially over. And yes, I do feel cheated by you August. This rainy, cloudy shambles of a summer was not what we needed this year. We deserved some feel-good, vitamin C sunshine to take our mind off things. So thank god books came to the rescue. Always there for escapism and good times.

August was an interesting mix, I was very mood-driven in my choices and they looked a little like this…

books on the 7:47 book review blog

My August Book Reviews:

(Click on book title for my full review.)

The Baby is Mine by Oyinkan Braithwaite

/ The Glass House by Eve Chase

/ Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

/ Mrs March by Virginia Feito 

/ Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain

/ Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

/ Freckles by Cecelia Ahern

/ Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

I love months when I have some surprise hits. By that I mean books that I was expecting to enjoy but actually ended up loving. Four that ticked that box this month for me were Mrs March, Rock Paper Scissors, Freckles and Detransition, Baby. Such different stories, from a domestic noir to a story of transgender motherhood via a parking warden trying to figure out her place in the world and finally deadpan descent into possible madness. Intrigued? I highly recommend pocking up any of these titles – all SO good.

Jo Spain was a new author for me this month; my audiobook listen, Dirty Little Secrets was a brilliant accompaniment on my walks. The quietly building, multi-character murder mystery was a very satisfying and clever book and think I’ll definitely be listening to another Jo Spain book in the near future.

Next month I am determined to up my non-fiction reads as I now realise August was a totally fiction month! My personal challenge is one non-fiction a month, I am being woeful at it right now. So, a goal for September.

What have you been reading this month? Let me know below!

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