Category: Monthly Round-Ups

June 2018 Monthly Round-Up

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June 2018 Monthly Round-Up

 

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My June reading started off with a bang…I read three books in a row that made my Best Books of 2018 So Far list! Then, it fell off a cliff with a string of DNFs and one book that I sort of hate-read. But, I think I’ve found my groove again…

I read 7 books this month…a little less than normal. We traveled a lot and were getting adjusted to the summer routine with the kids out of school. I also read a couple longer books, which I used to steer clear of, but I’m glad I’ve gotten over that because I would’ve missed out on some amazing books! I have fallen behind with my Goodreads Challenge goal of 100 books for the year, but I’m not sure I care.

Winners

Losers

DNF’s

Best-Selling Book (via my affiliate links)

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez – I’m not sure how to explain this one…I really liked it, but I haven’t talked about it on the blog since last year!

Announcements

  • I shared by Best Books of 2018 So Far list on Tuesday!
  • If you missed it, check out my 2018 Summer Reading List…and stay tuned because I’ll be adding a couple more books to it this month!
  • Personalized Book Recommendations and the Superstars Facebook Group are now available to anyone who supports Sarah’s Book Shelves on Patreon!

June Quality and Recommendation Sources

Reading Quality

June 2018

  • % Successful Books Attempted (includes DNF’s) = 56% (above my 43% success rate from 2017)
  • % Successful Books Finished (does not include DNFs) = 71%

2018 Year-to-Date (through June)

  • % Successful Books Attempted (includes DNF’s) = 56% (above my 43% success rate from 2017)
  • % Successful Books Finished (does not include DNFs) = 83%

Successful Recommendation Sources

If you’re interested in tracking these types of stats, my “Rock Your Reading” Tracker does all the heavy lifting for you! Enter your book details and it automatically compiles everything into Summary Charts in real time! Go here for more details.

July Releases I’m Excited About

Clock Dance by Anne Tyler (July 10)
Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott (July 17)
The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon (July 31)

Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (July 31)

Most Popular Posts

Posts Actually Published in June
Best Books of 2018 So Far
June 2018 Books to Read (and Skip)
Book of the Month June 2018 Selections: What Book Should You Choose?

Overall Posts
Book Club Recommendations
2018 Summer Reading List
Am I the Only One Who Didn’t Love Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine?

Favorite Posts by Fellow Bloggers

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May 2018 Monthly Round-Up

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May 2018 Monthly Round-Up

 

May was a solid, if not stand-out reading month. Lots of books I liked or liked a lot, but none that clearly stood out above the rest. And, no 5 star reads. So, while I do have a favorite book of the month, it was a bit of a toss-up for that title.

I spent the first few weeks of the month getting my 2018 Summer Reading List together and I’m so excited about all the books that made it on! And, just to explode your TBR a bit further, I shared My Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2018 last week. These books are coming out later this summer that I (mostly) haven’t read yet (compared to my Summer Reading List, where I’ve read every book on it).

I read 8 books this month…and I fit audiobooks back into my life! I finally finished the new Tiger Woods biography, which is over 15 hours long…about 3 times the length of my normal audiobooks. And, I listened to one more (The Mockingbird Next Door).

Winners

Losers

DNF’s

Best-Selling Book (via my affiliate links)

Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties by Camille Pagan – my #1 “Fun” pick from my 2018 Summer Reading List

Announcements

  • The 2018 Summer Reading List is here! Get out your TBR lists…
  • Personalized Book Recommendations and the Superstars Facebook Group are now available to anyone who supports Sarah’s Book Shelves on Patreon!

May Quality and Recommendation Sources

Reading Quality 

May 2018

  • % Successful Books Attempted (includes DNF’s) = 78% (way above my 43% success rate from 2017)
  • % Successful Books Finished (does not include DNFs) = 88%

2018 Year-to-Date (through May)

  • % Successful Books Attempted (includes DNF’s) = 57% (above my 43% success rate from 2017)
  • % Successful Books Finished (does not include DNFs) = 85%

Successful Recommendation Sources

If you’re interested in tracking these types of stats, my “Rock Your Reading” Tracker does all the heavy lifting for you! Enter your book details and it automatically compiles everything into Summary Charts in real time! Go here for more details.

June Releases I’m Excited About

Us Against You by Fredrick Backman (June 5)
Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton (June 5) – Already read & really liked!
Visible Empire by Hannah Pittard (June 5) – Already read & really liked!
We Are Gathered by Jamie Weisman (June 5)
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza (June 12)
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai (June 19)

Most Popular Posts

Posts Actually Published in May
2018 Summer Reading List

April and May 2018 Books to Read (and Skip)
Book of the Month May 2018 Selections: What Book Should You Choose?

Overall Posts
The same as above…and that NEVER happens!

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April 2018 Monthly Round-Up

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April 2018 Monthly Round-Up

 

April brought some great reading…much of which consisted of trying to fit in as many candidates for my 2018 Summer Reading Guide as possible! Hunting for Summer Reading Guide candidates also brought some DNFs since I was being extra picky, but I’m okay with that.

This month, I also had one of my very favorite reading experiences that I don’t get to indulge in very often…a full 3 days of beach reading! This is super rare in my current, kid-filled stage of life and I appreciate it immensely.

I read 7 books this month…and none of those were audiobooks. That’s mostly because I’ve been listening to the new Tiger Woods biography, which is over 15 hours long…about 3 times the length of my normal audiobooks. Hopefully, I’ll be finishing it up soon.

Winners

Losers

None! I was super diligent about DNFing what I didn’t like this month!

DNF’s

Best-Selling Book (via my affiliate links)

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (my review) – by a landslide!

Announcements

  • Mother’s Day is just over a week away…I’ve got some books that would make awesome gifts for your Mom!
  • Personalized Book Recommendations and the Superstars Facebook Group are now available to anyone who supports Sarah’s Book Shelves on Patreon!
  • The 2018 Summer Reading Guide is coming in mid-May…with a couple new features!

April Quality and Recommendation Sources

Reading Quality 

April 2018

  • % Successful Books Attempted (includes DNF’s) = 70% (way above my 43% success rate from 2017)
  • % Successful Books Finished (does not include DNFs) = 100%

2018 Year-to-Date (through April)

  • % Successful Books Attempted (includes DNF’s) = 54% (still above my 43% success rate from 2017)
  • % Successful Books Finished (does not include DNFs) = 85%

Successful Recommendation Sources

If you’re interested in tracking these types of stats, my “Rock Your Reading” Tracker does all the heavy lifting for you! Enter your book details and it automatically compiles everything into Summary Charts in real time! Go here for more details.

May Releases I’m Excited About

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner (May 1)
The Optimistic Decade by Heather Abel (May 1)

Alternative Remedies for Loss by Joanna Cantor (May 8)
How to Walk Away by Katherine Center (May 15)

The Ensemble by Aja Gabel (May 15)

Most Popular Posts

Posts Actually Published in April
Book of the Month April 2018 Selections: What Book Should You Choose?
12 Books That Would Make Great Gifts for Moms
Q1 2018 Update: My Go-To and No-Go Book Recommendation Sources

Overall Posts
Book Club Recommendations
Behind Her Eyes and THAT Ending: Spoiler Discussion (#WTFthatending)
Am I the Only One Who Didn’t Love Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine?

Favorite Posts by Fellow Bloggers

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March 2018 Monthly Round-Up

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March 2018 Monthly Round-Up

 

March…I’m done with you! I’m so done with surprise snow storms and kids being home from school. I was writing a book review the other week while my kids were literally hanging their heads over both my shoulders asking me repeatedly when I was going to be done.

But, March did bring some great reading…quantity and quality! I almost made it through without a single DNF, but tacked on two at the very last minute.

I read 9 books this month, two of which were audio. My audiobook listening fell off in February, so I’m glad to get my normal 2 audiobooks per month in this time around! Bonus, I had a very clear favorite book of the month (my second 5 star book of the year)!

Winners

Losers

DNF’s

Best-Selling Book (via my affiliate links)

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker (my review) – my top-selling book of 2017 still going strong!

Announcements

  • Check out My Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2018!
  • Personalized Book Recommendations and the Superstars Facebook Group are coming soon!
    Later in April, you’ll be able to get personalized book recommendations (I did a free trial for this last Spring) and access to our Superstars Facebook Group by supporting the blog on Patreon. More info to come…

March Quality and Recommendation Sources

Reading Quality 

March 2018

  • % Successful Books Attempted (includes DNF’s) = 64% (still above my 43% success rate from 2017)
  • % Successful Books Finished (does not include DNFs) = 78%

2018 Year-to-Date (through March)

  • % Successful Books Attempted (includes DNF’s) = 54% (still above my 43% success rate from 2017)
  • % Successful Books Finished (does not include DNFs) = 81%

Successful Recommendation Sources

If you’re interested in tracking these types of stats, my “Rock Your Reading” Tracker does all the heavy lifting for you! Enter your book details and it automatically compiles everything into Summary Charts in real time! Go here for more details.

April Releases I’m Excited About

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (April 3)
Look Alive Out There: Essays by Sloane Crosley (April 3)
You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories by Curtis Sittenfeld (April 24)

Most Popular Posts

Posts Actually Published in March
March 2018 Books to Read (and Skip)
My Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2018

Book of the Month March 2018 Selections: What Book Should You Choose?

Overall Posts
Book Club Recommendations
Behind Her Eyes and THAT Ending: Spoiler Discussion (#WTFthatending)
Page Turner Books

Favorite Posts by Fellow Bloggers

I’m making up for last month‘s light list with a super hefty one today!

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February 2018 Monthly Round-Up

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February 2018 monthly round-up


Can you believe I got my Monthly Round-Up done by the end of the month?! I sure can’t…there’s a first for everything!

I didn’t read quite as many books this month (7 compared to 9 last month) and it was harder to pick a clear-cut winner (but I forced myself to!). I also didn’t finish a single audiobook this month (my current audiobook is 12 hours long and I’ve been listening to lots of podcasts lately).

On the personal front, I’ve been playing lots of tennis. It’s been fun and frustrating all at the same time (I’m super rusty and get really nervous during matches!). I’ve substituted some of my running with tennis and reducing the repeated pounding of regular running has been a good thing for my back and hip issues. And, turns out tennis can be quite a cardio workout!

Winners

Losers

DNF’s

Announcements

  • Leave a note in the comments section or email me at sarahsbookshelves@gmail.com to participate in my new “Readers Recommend” feature!
    I’m starting a new feature where regular blog readers (i.e. those of you who do not have your own book blogs) share some of their best book recommendations (again, thanks to the Reader Survey for this idea!) and I’d love your participation! All you have to do is answer a few book related questions via email. Email me or leave a note in the comments if you’re interested in participating!

February Quality and Recommendation Sources

Reading Quality (Jan-Feb 2018 Cumulative)

  • % Successful Books Attempted (includes DNF’s) = 52% (still above my 43% success rate from 2017)
  • % Successful Books Finished (does not include DNFs) = 87%

Successful Recommendation Sources

If you’re interested in tracking these types of stats, my “Rock Your Reading” Tracker does all the heavy lifting for you! Enter your book details and it automatically compiles everything into Summary Charts in real time! Go here for more details.

March Releases I’m Excited About

Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman (March 6)
Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead (March 13)
Tangerine by Christine Mangan (March 20)
Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen (March 20)

Most Popular Posts

Posts Actually Published in February
February 2018 Books to Read (and Skip)

12 Unconventional Love Stories for Readers Who Don’t Like Romance
Book of the Month February 2018 Selections: What Book Should You Choose?

Overall Posts
Book Club Recommendations
Behind Her Eyes and THAT Ending: Spoiler Discussion (#WTFthatending)
Am I the Only One Who Didn’t Love Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine?

Favorite Posts by Fellow Bloggers

I’m sorry for the light list this month…I honestly forgot to keep track of my favorite posts until the end of the month. I promise you’ll get a better list next month!

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January 2018 Monthly Round-Up

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January 2018 Monthly Round-Up


It was a rocky month on the personal front, which definitely impacted my reading. I still read 9 books, but only thanks to some super short ones! It was also a big month for backlist and audiobooks. But, I’m thrilled with my reading quality (see below for details) so far in 2018…I improved my “successful books” percentage from last year and DNF’d mostly the right books.

Winners

Losers

DNF’s

Announcements

  • I’m going to leave the Sarah’s Book Shelves Reader Survey open until the end of this week, so get your responses in if you want them included in my summary blog post (coming once I can compile all the data, hopefully by the end of the month).
  • January Book of the Month Club selections are due today! As always, I have commentary on all the selections.

January Quality and Recommendation Sources

Reading Quality

  • % Successful Books Attempted (includes DNF’s) = 53% (improved from my 43% 2017 success rate!) 
  • % Successful Books Finished (does not include DNFs) = 89% (yay!)

Successful Recommendation Sources

If you’re interested in tracking these types of stats, my “Rock Your Reading” Tracker does all the heavy lifting for you! Enter your book details and it automatically compiles everything into Summary Charts in real time! Go here for more details.

February Releases I’m Excited About

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (February 6)
All the Castles Burned by Michael Nye (February 13)
The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu (February 13)
Sunburn by Laura Lippman (February 20)
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara (February 27)

Most Popular Posts

Posts Actually Published in January
Book of the Month Club January 2018 Selections: What Book Should You Choose?

Eight 2017 Books I Missed
What I’m Reading Now (1/8/18) and a Quick Catch-Up

Overall Posts
Book Club Recommendations
Behind Her Eyes and THAT Ending: Spoiler Discussion (#WTFthatending)
Most Anticipated Books of Winter 2018

Favorite Posts by Fellow Bloggers

  • Amen to Brianna Wiest at Thought Catalog for reminding us that “self-care is “making the choice to build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from.” Perfectly timed reminder as we kick off a new year.
  • Brianna from Pages Unbound Reviews shared her predictions for 2018 book blogging…one of which is more audiobook reviews, which I’ll be implementing here.
  • Check out these actual steps in Julie’s from Julz Reads‘ actual house that she actually painted herself. Astounding.
  • Looking to add more nonfiction to your reading life? Check out Katie at Doing Dewey‘s Beginner’s Guide to Nonfiction
  • I’m admittedly terrible about reading the classics, but this list of 25 Must-Read Classics for Women from Modern Mrs. Darcy made me want to change that. 
  • I’m always a sucker for those “books you can read in one sitting” lists…and doubly so when they come from a recommendation source I trust! Here’s Amy at Read a Latte‘s version.
  • Most Anticipated Books of 2018 lists: The Millions, Bustle, Novel Visits (debuts), Read a Latte (thrillers)

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November 2017 Monthly Round-Up

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November 2017 Monthly Round-Ups

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November Reading / Life

Choose the best Book of the Month Club selection for you every time!

What’s Coming in December

  • Free Range Reading – Every year, I reserve December to read whatever the heck I want! I’m hoping to knock out some backlist books that have been on my TBR forever, possibly re-read an old favorite, and start some 2018 releases.
  • No Book Reviews – but, I’ll still be talking about the books I’m reading in my Monday What I’m Reading Now posts and on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Year End Wrap-Up Posts – such as Best Books of 2017 lists, year-end reading and blog stats, and general reflection on 2017.
  • A Look Ahead to 2018 – an overview of some exciting new things happening around here next year!

My Favorite Book(s) of the Month

Best Book of the Month

Forty Autumnsby Nina Willner (October 4, 2016)
Nonfiction, 416 Pages
Affiliate Link: Buy from Amazon

PS – last year’s Best Book of November was Before the Wind by Jim Lynch (my review)!

Best Selling Book(s) of the Month (via my affiliate links)

My favorite book of last month (yay!!):
The Heart’s Invisible Furiesby John Boyne (my review)

Most Popular Posts

Posts Actually Published in November
The Best Holiday Gifts for Book Lovers 2017
Book of the Month Club November 2017 Selections: What Book Should You Choose?

Nonfiction November 2017: Fiction / Nonfiction Book Pairings

Overall Posts
Book Club Recommendations
Best Books of 2017 So Far
Behind Her Eyes and THAT Ending: Spoiler Discussion (#WTFthatending)

Top November Instagram Post (follow me @sarahsbookshelves)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️It’s a 5 star Alcohol & Advil pairing…possibly the first 100% 5 star one I’ve ever done! The Heart’s Invisible Furies will slay every emotion you have…you’ll laugh and cry and everything in between. And, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo will fix you right up afterwards…it reads easy, but the story has lots of depth. You’ll probably start out hating Evelyn, but don’t be sure you’ll end up there. Also – you have no idea how truly perfect a pairing this is until you’ve read both books. LINK TO MY REVIEWS IN BIO.⠀ _⠀ ⠀ How do you recover from a book that absolutely slays you?⠀ _⠀ ⠀ Alcohol & Advil is my feature where I pair a book likely to cause a “reading hangover” (i.e. the alcohol) with a recovery book (i.e. the Advil)! For me, the “alcohol” is usually a book that I either absolutely loved or one that punched me in the gut in an emotionally depleting way…and, in this case, it’s the former.⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ @johnboyne @hogarthbooks @tjenkinsreid @atriabooks @bookofthemonth #bookstagram #amreading #bookworm #instabooks #bookblogger #booklover #booklovers #booksofinstagram #bookgram #bookblogger #bookaddict #bookaddiction #fiction #bookofthemonth #bookofthemonthclub #BOTM #heartsinvisiblefuries #sevenhusbandsofevelynhugo

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October 2017 Monthly Round-Up

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October 2017 Monthly Round-Up

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October Reading / Life

Choose the best Book of the Month Club selection for you every time!

…by using this easy template to find your personal, go-to Book of the Month Club judge!

My Favorite Book(s) of the Month

Best Book of the Month

No contest…

The Heart’s Invisible Furiesby John Boyne (August 22, 2017)
Fiction, 582 Pages
Affiliate Link: Buy from Amazon

PS – last year’s Best Books of October were Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (my review) and The Mothers by Brit Bennett (my review), both of which were among my Top 3 Books of 2016

Best Selling Book(s) of the Month (via my affiliate links)

It’s a three-way tie between…
Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker (my review)

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott (my review)
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (my review)

November Release I’m Excited About

The Senator’s Children by Nickolas Montemarano (November 7)

Most Popular Posts

Posts Actually Published in October
Book of the Month Club October 2017 Selections: What Book Should You Choose?
6 Book Titles I Love…and 5 I Hate
Backlist Beauties: The Best Backlist Books I’ve Read in 2017 So Far

Overall Posts
Book Club Recommendations
Best Books of 2017 So Far
Behind Her Eyes and THAT Ending: Spoiler Discussion (#WTFthatending)

October Instagram Post (follow me @sarahsbookshelves)

Favorite Posts by Fellow Bloggers

  • Rikki and Michaela at The Ardent Biblio put together two super helpful posts for book bloggers trying to figure out Instagram (me!) this month: Taking Pictures of Books and Welcome to #Bookstagram / Decoding the Community. I’ll tell you that I already feel more confident with my book photography (although I have a long way to go), which you’ll see more of this month.
  • I added a bunch of books from Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy‘s list of Fall Nonfiction to my TBR (The Power of Moments, How to Think, The Last Castle, and Dear Fahrenheit 451).
  • Susie at Novel Visits perfectly summed up my Fall reading with her post called The Booklover’s Curse.
  • In non-bookish news, I loved Carrie Gillespie‘s post about skipping wedding traditions. My husband and I skipped a number of them (most of the ones in Carrie’s post) and I wish I’d skipped even more (cutting the cake…awkward)!
  • Well, it wasn’t even Halloween before I saw my first Best Books of 2017 List. Thanks for jumping the gun, Publisher’s Weekly! Also, can’t say I loved this list.

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September 2017 Monthly Round-Up

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September 2017 Monthly Round-Up


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September Reading / Life

My Favorite Book(s) of the Month

Best Book of the Month

The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall (September 19, 2017)
Fiction, 448 Pages
Affiliate Link: Buy from Amazon

PS – last year’s Best Books of September were Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (my review) and When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi!

Best Selling Book(s) of the Month (via my affiliate links)

For the second straight month…
Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker (my review)

And, a backlist favorite…
The Mothers by Brit Bennett (my review)

October Releases I’m Excited About

Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit (October 3)*
The Floating World by C. Morgan Babst (October 17)

*I’ve already read it and really liked it!

Most Popular Posts

Posts Actually Published in September
10 Hyped Books I Wish I Hadn’t Finished
Book of the Month Club September 2017 Selections: What Would I Choose?

Was 2017 the Summer of Overhyped Books?

Overall Posts
Book Club Recommendations

Behind Her Eyes and THAT Ending: Spoiler Discussion (#WTFthatending)
Best Books of 2017 So Far

Favorite Posts by Fellow Bloggers

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August 2017 Monthly Round-Up

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August 2017 Monthly Round-Up

 

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August Reading / Life

  • And, the summer of slumpiness continues through August. My reading this month was extremely unfocused…mostly due to moving. I read less (9 books) and with less concentration than I have all year. A couple super short books are the only reason I even hit 9.
  • Lots of library holds came in this month: The HeirsThe Hate U Give, and Exit West. And, other than the hands-down winner this month (Emma in the Night, my review), most of my relative successes came from the library!
  • Ann Patchett’s memoir on writing, The Getaway Car, was only 45 pages, but it was outstanding. I’m not an aspiring writer (as in writing an actual book rather than a blog), but much of her advice can be applied to work in general. And, I love her grounded take on things.
  • My audiobooks were hit and miss: I didn’t really connect with Sheryl Sandberg’s Option B (but, possibly could during a period of grief), but Kate Fagan’s What Made Maddy Run was eye-opening. It’s a must-read for parents, especially parents of young athletes.
  • Finally, I read two very confusing ARCs (advance reader copies): I adored parts of Young Jane Young (my review) and The Resurrection of Joan Ashby, but borderline inexplicable editorial choices tarnished both books for me.
  • We can’t forget the DNF’s: two super hyped debut novels (Stay With Me and My Absolute Darling), and South Pole Station.
  • Check out my commentary on the September Book of the Month Club selections…I’ve read 2.5 of this month’s selections and have to say it’s a great month to join! I’m also working on a new addition to my monthly Book of the Month Club feature…another tool to help you pick the Book of the Month Club selection that you’re most likely to enjoy!
  • Finally, I’m continuing to share my small, but highly selective library for my new, built-in bookshelves on Instagram. So far, I’ve acquired 4 books for a total of $2.00 – pretty thrifty! Follow me at @sarahsbookshelves to see what books make the cut!

Best Book of the Month

My Favorite Book(s) of the Month

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker (August 8, 2017), My Review
Fiction – Mystery/Thriller, 320 Pages
Affiliate Link: Buy from Amazon

PS – last year’s Best Book of August was Dear Mr. M by Herman Koch (my review)! 

Best Selling Book(s) of the Month (via my affiliate links)

By a landslide…
Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker (my review)

September Releases I’m Excited About

Sourdough by Robin Sloan (September 5)
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (September 12)*
The Twelve-Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson (September 12)
The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille (September 19)
The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall (September 19)

*I’ve already read it and it’s awesome!

Most Popular Posts

Posts Actually Published in August
My Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2017

Eight Campus Novels That Will Make You Want To Go Back To School…Or Not
Book of the Month Club August 2017 Selections: What Would I Choose?

Overall Posts
Book Club Recommendations

Best Books of 2017 So Far
Behind Her Eyes and THAT Ending: Spoiler Discussion (#WTFthatending)

Favorite Posts by Fellow Bloggers

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