I’m a little late with my first edition of my favorite reads of the month, but better late than never! My September was off to a rocky, busy start, but I did not want to go any further into September without sharing these books in hopes that it makes picking my 2018 favorites an easier process.


I had a great reading month in August filled with several standout reads. Without further ado, here are my five personal favorite reads of August 2018, including review links:


Rust & Stardust ~ I loved this tender and sensitively-written story about the kidnapping of Sally Horner, the true story that inspired Nabokov to write Lolita. T. Greenwood is a favorite author, and I highly recommend Rust & Stardust.


Sold on a Monday was my most-anticipated read of summer written by another favorite author, and it did not disappoint! It is on my huggable book shelf, which is where I keep my favorite unforgettable, emotional reads.


Where the Crawdads Sing ~ I’ll never forget Kya’s atmospheric story in the salt marshes of eastern North Carolina. The buzz on this one is well-deserved!

20180818_173804.jpgSadie is all about the enthralling and endearing character of … Sadie. I’ll never forget how she pulled on my heart, an emotionally rich and resonant story.


The Night Olivia Fell is an emotionally-charged and powerful domestic suspense read that crosses reading audiences and has wide appeal. If you are a fan of young adult, I think you’ll be pleased with Olivia’s voice, and if you aren’t a typical fan of YA, like me, you’ll easily notice plenty of depth and complexity because this is not classified as a YA read. This book gets my highest recommendation, and it’s been well-loved by every early reader to whom I’ve recommended it. In addition, it was a unanimous Book Bestie Approved read, and you can read more about that in my review.


What do you think of my August favorites? Have you read any of them, and if so, what did you think? Are any on your TBR? What were your August favorites? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR