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by Donna Huber For the A to Z Challenge, I discussed different book genres/categories. Each day, I gave a few details about the genre/catego...

August 31, 2019

Our Favorite Reads of August

Here we are again at the end of the month and facing the difficult naming our favorite read of the month. It is the official last weekend of summer for those in the U.S. as we celebrate with a long weekend. As the heat from the dog days of summer dissipates and there is a hint of fall in the crispness of the morning air, we start to transition from summer "beach" reads to autumn books perfect to read under the covers with a hot beverage. Regardless if you are wanting to hang onto summer or are ready for the fall these are books you will want to read.

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MK French's choice

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For the end of the month reads, I've been having a really tough time pondering which of these were best. It's such a hard choice to make. Ragnarok Unwound, The Hollow Kingdom, and Gods of Jade and Shadow (read my review) were definitely my top three, with The Warehouse (read my review) close behind because of its heartwrenching moments and chilling predictive quality. It's such a difficult choice this time. Ragnarok Unwound (read my review) and Gods of Jade and Shadow involve mythology and new interpretations of it, which is a perennial favorite of mine. The Hollow Kingdom (read my review) made me rethink zombie apocalypse stories and I felt really connected to the animal characters. Do I really have to make a choice? ::cuddles all the books close to me:: ~MK French

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Susan's choice

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center

Things You Save in a Fire is a fantastic well-written novel about learning to love. It's the story of someone very strong who needs to learn to live life more fully by accepting the softer parts of life and learning to accept others. Cassie is a firefighter who faces discrimination at a new fire station in Boston where she has to decide whether to try to win over the male firefighters or return to her job in Texas where she was accepted as a firefighter.  She learns a lot about life and herself as she struggles to decide how to be successful in her job and in her life. ~ Susan

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Donna's choice

Death Comes to Dartmoor by Vivian Conroy

Like MK, I'm finding it difficult to narrow my choice down to one book. I read two books from series that I love, Love and Death Among the Cheetahs by Rhys Bowen and Death Comes to the Village by Catherine Lloyd (check out my thoughts on these books in the monthly wrap up). They were everything I expected them to be and a true delight to read. But I think Death Comes to Dartmoor by Vivian Conroy (read my review) edges them out a bit. Probably because it is the first book in this series that I have read so there is a bit more novelty. But I have read several books by Conroy and it is my favorite of all of them. I think this would be a great October read for those that want a bit of spookiness without the horror. ~ Donna

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What was your favorite book to read this month?

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