August Reads

Happy September. Now that it’s getting dark earlier I hope my desire to read returns. Last month I didn’t make a dent in my to read pile, and what I did read wasn’t exactly deep writing. Summer is so busy, and when I finally get to bed I’m ready to sleep instead of read. Because of that, I only read five books this month.

The Tenth Island: Finding Joy, Beauty, and Unexpected Love in the Azores by Diana Marcum. This memoir is about a journalist and her love of the Portuguese islands of Azores. This book was interesting enough. I could barely read a chapter a night, because as enjoyable as it was to read it was literary ambien to me. I give this book two out of five stars.

Wallflower at the Orgy by Nora Ephron. This book is a collection of essays that Ephron wrote in the 70s. They are still entertaining today. I fell in love with her writing while reading this book. I don’t know why I haven’t been reading Nora Ephron for years. I give this book four out of five stars.

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron. While reading Wallflower at the Orgy I requested another Ephron book from the library. This book is full of funny and sad essays on aging. I think this will become my go-to birthday gift for friends with a milestone birthday over 50. I really enjoyed this book. I give this book four out of five stars.

Playing House by Ruby Lang. This is a cute romance book that is also a fast read. It wasn’t mind blowing or particularly memorable, but it was enjoyable. I give this book three out of five stars.

Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid. Did you know there is a knitting romance series? I had no idea, but once I knew about it I knew I had to check it out. I was disappointed with the lack of knitting content, but it was still a fun dread. I give this book two out of five stars.

I’m not sharing my September to read pile, as it is the same as last month. Perhaps this month I’ll get back to devouring books.

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