Come Home. Love, Dad by Shelly Reuben Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): COME HOME. LOVE, DAD warmly introduces us to magical mirrors of every color and shape, giant balls of string, brothers wearing Davy Crockett T-shirts, and stalwart lions who guard the entrance to the Art Institute. Shelly Reuben’s description of her father’s escapades in the kitchen, “if flour footprints aren’t on the floors and carpets (it) doesn’t taste as good”, make you wish that you too, had been there to inhale the smell of his koochen baking in the oven. And interspersed throughout these recollections are the enchanting letters that Sam Reuben wrote to his daughter. Wonderful epistles imparting proverbs, reciting poetry, conveying wit, wisdom, whimsy … and always … always letting her know that he loved her, and that he wanted her to COME HOME. LOVE, Dad.

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Codename: Chimera by J. K. Persy Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Adventures. Twists & Turns. Unexpected Final. Dear Reader! If you like Indiana Jones, Kingsman, James Bond, Sam Spade, Sherlock Holmes by Guy Ritchie, try “Codename: Chimera”. This is a fast-paced action/adventure/whodunit mystery with elements of mystical mythology. It does not involve much character development, but instead has interesting plot with twists, turns, and puzzles. The corpse of a millionaire collecting antiques is found in New York on the eve of a major auction. The last thing he saw in the darkness seconds before his death was a certain Man-With-No-Face. Is it a man or a ghost? Is he capable of causing paralysing fear and death by his appearance? Is he the embodiment of Chimera, the ancient Greek monster? Following in the tracks of the Man-With-No-Face the detective finds out about the stolen precious locket and a secret project under the codename “Chimera”. How are these connected? Does the locket have a mystical curse or is it a fiction? Together with the private detective Kevin Kris, you are being waited for by amazing adventures, interesting puzzles and unexpected twists.

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August Wrap Up

Time is flying by too quickly that I completely forgot to write and upload my “August Wrap Up” post on time! Only ten days late but here you go …

I managed to complete three books in the month of August, which were:

  • The Devil’s Playground by Alice J. Black, I have this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • A Date for Hannah by Callie Henry, I gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • The Seamstress of Ourfa by Victoria Harwood Butler-Sloss, I gave this book one out of five stars ⭐️

The book I enjoyed the most in August was A Date for Hannah by Callie Henry, it was definitely the young adult, romantic contemporary book I needed to read in August. There has been so much going on in my personal life that I needed a super sweet break from all of the hassle and what better way than to read a cute, love story.

I started The Devil’s Playground in July, so I only really managed to read two full books in the month of August but had also started another towards the end of August but finished it five days ago which will feature in my September Wrap Up. This book is called: Commonality Games by Mark Rounds.

I hope that I am able to read a lot more in the month of September and will try to set my goal to at least six books!

How many books did you read in August? Which one was your favourite? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚

Commonality Games by Mark Rounds Book Review

Book Description (via Amazon): Aliens have taken over the Earth and installed their own government and rebuilt the economy of the planet. Poverty is mostly eradicated and the masses of Earth’s population are growing. The new diversion is the Games. Gladiators done the clothing and equipment of many historical eras and brawl to entertain the masses. Taol Ubner and his friends are drawn into the Games and must be victorious or die in the attempt.

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