August Wrap Up

Once again, I’ve fallen behind with the schedule which I really want to keep track of! I feel as though I need to wait for a year to go by until I’m in a routined situation! Plus, my keyboard on my laptop is not working so I need to get that up and running because I prefer to right my blog posts on my laptop rather than my phone.

Without further ado, I shall move onto the topic of this blog post which is my book wrap up of August. I read five books in the month of August which I was seemingly impressed with myself for especially as the previous couple of months beforehand I averaged around two books per month.

The five books I managed to read were called:

  • The Forgotten One by Debbra Lynn, I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ if you’d like to read my book review, click here
  • A Fool’s Circle by Suzanne Seddon, I gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ if you’d like to read my book review, click here
  • Season of Retribution by Shanna Nichols, I gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ if you’d like to read my book review, click here
  • The Colour of the Sun by David Almond, I gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ if you’d like to read my book review, click here
  • Maroonhair: A Cyber-City Story by Sebastian Winter, I gave this book two out of five stars ⭐️⭐️ if you’d like to read my book review, click here

I started a book called Lucid World by Denise Lammi at the end of August and am still currently reading it at the moment, so I can feel that September isn’t going to be a great reading month but I’m going to try and read as much as I can throughout the rest of the month.

I hope you all had a good August and are having an even better September!

How many books did you read in the month of August? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚

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Maroonhair: A Cyber-City Story by Sebastian Winter Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): the story of a man who has everything – except what he needs the most. With a heart ever beating to its peculiar rhythm, Cyber-City has a life of its own. Sparkling ads are encouraging its citizens to live faster, to live better, to forget about their worries and indulge in pleasures. Evans has everything the city has to offer him: money, luxury, social standing, a neon-lit, bright future. And yet, something is off. What could be amiss in the life of a man who has everything his world can offer him?

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The Colour of the Sun by David Almond Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): “The day is long, the world is wide, you’re young and free.” One hot summer morning, Davie steps boldly out of his front door. The world he enters is very familiar – the little Tyneside town that has already been his home – but as the day passes, it becomes ever more mysterious. A boy has been killed, and Davie thinks he might know who is responsible. He turns away from the gossip and excitement and sets off roaming towards the sunlit hills above the town. As the day goes on, the real and the imaginary start to merge, and Davie knows that neither he nor his world will ever be the same again. This is an outstanding novel full of warmth and light, from a multi-award-winning author. David Almond says: ‘I guess it embodies my constant astonishment at being alive in this beautiful, weird, extraordinary world.’

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Season of Retribution by Shanna Nichols Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Strength, at times, comes from odd places in unusual situations; the power of the addict pushing through to recovery, the cry of the mother in want of her child, or the ability to move forward when death rips the hope of a future from your grasp. Lilly Wilt has survived them all and is determined to persist. Her child depends on it. Drew warned her. He told her she was a fool to chase a child that didn’t exist. The child she sees locked within the tiny shards of memory haunts her. But Drew always had his own agenda. He thought Lilly didn’t notice the panic that surged, briefly, through his eyes when she told him details of the memories. He was wrong. His nasty verbal assaults no longer have an effect and the escalation to violence only strengthens her resolve. Getting away from Drew seems the only option to find her child. Ty York, Lilly’s twin brother, and most unlikely sheriff of tiny Rock Hollow, Kentucky has vowed to do whatever it takes men’s his family and make them whole again. Right now, that means he has to help his prodigal sister escape the nightmare that she has lived with her husband and find her child. Enlisting the help of his best friend, Ben, a decorated FBI agent, they begin to unearth secrets Drew thought would never again see daylight. Backed into a corner. Drew is coming unwound as the body count rises. Lilly has to allow her brother and Ben into her past or risk her child being lost forever. What they find there could cost them all their lives. Riddled with guilt and exhausted from the weight of her sins, Lilly does the unthinkable; she falls for Ben. He isn’t backing away and the more of him she sees, the more she wants. She was warned.

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A Fool’s Circle by Suzanne Seddon Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Kate Saunders has suffered many years of physical and mental abuse at the hands of her abusive husband Alan, and convinces herself that she is only holding the family together for the sake of her eight-year-old daughter. If it wasn’t for her best friend Jill Reynolds, she would have taken the suicide option a long time ago. As she desperately seeks a way to escape, she is contacted by a solicitor. Kate’s old aunt has died and she has been left a small fortune. For the first time, she sees the light at the end of the tunnel. She dreams of a fresh start, a new home, a new life. What Kate doesn’t know is that Jill and Alan have their own secrets, and are both desperate to get their hands on her money. Kate soon finds herself falling for the charms of Jonathon Jacobs in what she believes to be fate finally intervening and offering her a second chance, unaware that each move he makes has been directed, orchestrated and well-rehearsed as he begs her to leave her husband Alan. But is it all too late, as she finds herself in the frame for murder.

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The Forgotten One by Debbra Lynn Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Olivia Duncan was left tormented with the tragic murder of her brother Marcus. She knew that it was because she struggled most of her life with an unrelenting mental illness, that nobody in her life believed her when she tried to tell them the real murderer was right in front of them the whole time. It wasn’t until Olivia met Zoe Cardell, the beautiful young bartender whom she instantly began to fall I. Love with that finally Olivia found someone who truly understood her, and more importantly someone who didn’t think she was crazy. One fateful afternoon, everything changed for Olivia. One irresistible opportunity presented itself and Olivia knew she had to take it. The time had come to finally get the answers she had been so desperately searching for. And with Zoe by her side, it was time to prove to everyone that she had been right all along. It was time to prove to everyone who actually murdered her brother Marcus. 5 days, 5 long days in the isolated woods of California, Olivia Donovan would slowly begin to unravel, but it was here she would finally hear the truth. Surrounded by silence and an eerie calmness inside a small family cabin, the inevitable would happen. Secrets would be dug from the depths of their hiding places, and everyone involved would soon face the truth. Truth that would tragically change their lives forever.

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Heart of Stone by Debbra Lynn Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Caleb Stone’s life had never been easy – though nurtured by a loving and devoted mother, he’d been forced to become a man early at the hands of his abusive father. If it wasn’t for the support and encouragement of the woman who would eventually show him what true love was, Caleb’s dream of becoming a police officer may never have come true. Now one of Los Angeles’ finest homicide detectives, Caleb hadn’t foreseen the impact his past would have on his life, or the lengths he’d be willing to go to in order to protect the people who couldn’t protect themselves. His life was full of secrets and lies, but it was his life, and more importantly it was the life that would put him directly in the path of the woman who would change his world forever.

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