This picture is completely unrelated to the post, but I dug it up today and thought it was adorable. And everyone could use a little dose of adorable on a Friday, right?
It’s that time of the month; the time that always takes me by surprise and makes me wonder how we’ve reached the end of a month already when it feels like it just started. To be honest, though, August has been dragging on a little. I’m ready for summer to end and for fall to arrive. I know that means that winter is one season closer, but I actually really like winter. I like it much better than summer. I’m not a fan of heat at all.
Obviously living on the surface of the sun for the last week (or feeling like it at least) is starting to get to me!
All of that was to say that it’s the end of the month which means that I get to share my favorite book with you. Except that it was really difficult to decide which book to talk about in this post. As I walked to the bus stop yesterday after work I thought, “Best book of August?” and I thought of three immediately. I decided that I’d share all three with you. So, in no particular order:
1. The Evolution of Mara Dyer
, by Michelle Hodkin. I loved book one a lot, but I loved book two even more! When is book three going to be released?!
2. The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories
, by Ethan Rutherford. I took a fiction writing class with him while in college and he’s an amazing teacher. It wasn’t until after class that a classmate told us about a collection that he had a story in that I was able to read something that he had written. When I heard that he had a book coming out in the spring I knew that I had to read it, and I’m glad that I did. As with any collection of short stories there were some that I liked better than others. I enjoyed them all and while reading my favorites out of the collection I was riveted.
3. The Time Between
, by Karen White. I already wrote about this book
on the blog but it has stayed with me so it’s worth a mention once again. This book was so good that I couldn’t put it down and it kept me up until the wee hours of the morning. It tells the story of two different generations of women and as I shared in my original review, those types of stories usually aren’t my favorite but the way this one was written was right up my alley. I’ve already picked up more books by this author and am looking forward to diving into them. One of them looks like it will be perfect for fall!
Sigh. Have I mentioned that I’m ready for fall yet?
What was your favorite book (or books) from August?