August was an absolute whirlwind of a month because mine both started and ended with trips. And while they were fun trips, I wouldn’t call them the most relaxing. So my reading was limited, and I almost didn’t even share a recap. But I couldn’t break with tradition and the books I read this month were so good, they definitely needed a place on the blog.
What I Read in August
Once More With Feeling: This was one of the books I had really been looking forward to reading this year and it was a truly delightful read! A former pop star who had her fall from grace years ago is back in the spotlight on Broadway. And she isn’t alone in this endeavor, her best friend wrote the musical, and an old flame now enemy is of course the director. Such a fun light read that you will love!
Tom Lake: It’s too early to say but this book may end up being my favorite read of the year. Ann Patchett has such a beautiful writing style, I would read anything by her. This story is set in 2020 and follows a family who are cherry farmers in Michigan. Bored during the peak of the pandemic, with nowhere to go and all three daughters returned home, their mother tells them the story of her almost fame and falling in love with a soon-to-be-famous actor. But this book is more than just storytelling, it is about the many lives parents lead before becoming parents and the importance of loving the life you have chosen.
Together We Will Go: big big trigger warning for basically everything in this book. This audiobook has an entire cast and is one of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to. A novel about twelve strangers who come together on a bus to make the most of their final days.
I have also been really enjoying the book Yellowface and hope to wrap that up soon, I am listening to Paris Hilton’s memoir right now and would highly recommend it if you like celebrity memoirs at all.