August Reading 2023

August was a great reading month for me. I read ten books in total.

Stack of books read in August

I read several great nonfiction books this month. I read some great fiction reads too, but I am so glad that my nonfiction reading is picking back up.

Ten books is higher than my normal reading amount. Be sure to read what I shared about not comparing our reading lives to others. When we compare ourselves to others we are often not seeing the whole picture. The reality is that I wish I had not read so many books this year.

August Reads

Click on the title of the book for the full review.


The Forgotten Cottage book review

The Forgotten Cottage by Courtney Ellis. There are a lot of WWII historical fiction books out there, but not as many WWI ones. When I realized that this was a WWI book I knew that I had to read it.

An Act of Foul Play book review

An Act of Foul Play by T.E. Kinsley. This is book nine in the Lady Hardcastle mystery series. I love this series, which you can probably tell by the fact that I have nine books in the series.

The Audrey Hepburn Estate book review

The Audrey Hepburn Estate by Brenda Janowitz. As soon as I knew that this book was inspired by the movie Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn I knew that I wanted to read it.

Dear Mrs. Bird book review

Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce. This WWII historical fiction book has been in my to be read stack for several years. I am so glad that I finally picked it up.


The Riverman book by Ben McGrath

The Riverman by Ben McGrath. This book is part biography part nature book. I liked this book but didn’t love it. I think it just wasn’t a book for me.

The Art Thief Book

The Art Thief by Michael Finkel. I love true crime books. I read this in just a few days and instantly handed it to my husband and told him that he must read it too.

The Orchid Thief book review

The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. Another true crime book that I enjoyed.

American Sirens book review

American Sirens by Kevin Hazzard. This nonfiction book has not gotten the attention it deserved. If you love nonfiction be sure to read my full review.

Christian Nonfiction

Suffering Is Never for Nothing Book

Suffering Is Never for Nothing by Elizabeth Elliot. This was a reread for me. This time I listened to it on Audio and really enjoyed it.

Walking Through Fire book review

Walking Through Fire by Vaneetha Rendall Risner. I love memoirs and this Christian memoir about pain and suffering was a great read.

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