Farewell, August. I loved you and all the time you gave me to read.
I read twelve books in August. I’m listing them below along with my 1-sentence summary of each.
- Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin, 2015
If you eat carbs, you probably suck and have no self-control.
- The High Season by Judy Blundell, 2018
Never be a social climber in a beach town; you’ll always lose.
- I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted, 2017
It’s hard to be a charming ten-year-old in the ’80s, so write poignant letters to an astronaut.
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, 2010
Informed consent matters.
- The Misfortune of Marion Palm by Emily Culliton, 2017
If you embezzle from the coffers of the private school where you send your kids–but can’t afford to send your kids–have a good exit plan and a passport.
- The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine N. Aron, 1996
It’s not just you: The world is definitely too loud and chaotic.
- Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown, 2014
Do what matters most; forget the rest (and almost everything is “the rest”).
- Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison, 2000
If you are fourteen and accidentally shave your eyebrows, don’t worry because they’ll grow back fast and the Sex God, Robbie, will totally be down for snogging.
- On the Bright Side, I’m Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God by Louise Rennison, 2000
Once you get the Sex God, you must keep him away from Wet Lindsey.
- The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall, 2016
Sometimes you marry a sociopath; also, rape culture is a thing and we are all complicit.
- Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent, 2017
- Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl, 2018
If you’re going to die, die all the way; if possible, make sure your friends are willing to die for you.
4 Contemporary Fiction
2 Published in 2018
5 Published in last five years
5 Published before 2013
Happy reading in September!