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Reading Roundup - a quick reference list of the 10 books reviews in August

Need a quick reference guide about what we reviewed in August? Here you go:

Each month Donna and I try to pick a couple books to read together as Buddy Reads - it's fun to share our thoughts about a book in real time. This month we read Eleanor and Park and The Song of Achilles - both out of our usual genre comfort zones. Eleanor and Park is a YA romance and Song of Achilles is about the Trojan War and Achilles as a young man.

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter - a doozy of a thriller

Lessons From Lucy by Dave Barry - can a dog teach you some new tricks?

A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor - feel-good historical fiction with a touch of mystery and romance

All my Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews - all about the strong bond sisters share

The Overstory by Richard Powers - Pulitzer winner about trees and people who want to save them

How Not to Die Alone by Richard Roper - solitary middle-aged man learns to change and embrace his fears

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn - historical fiction featuring an unusually independent woman solving a murder

Nine Perfect Lives by Liane Moriarity - nine people go to a retreat and have a bizarre, scary experience

Surely something here piques your interest! Tell us in the comments which one you'll be reading, or tell us what you're reading now so we can add to OUR TBR list!

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Welcome to Bookshelf Journeys.

It's my goal to provide real reviews of the books I read without totally rehashing every plot. I'll never spoil a story by giving away a plot twist! Hopefully you'll find one or two of interest and will discover a new book or author to add to YOUR TBR list.  Take a moment to explore, read a couple reviews, and let me know what you think.


For your convenience, I use #hashtags in the reviews and when you click on one, you'll find more books with that theme. Hopefully you'll find it a helpful way to navigate the site and find books you'll enjoy. I've also recently added tags that will show up at the end of each review that serve the same purpose.

The review ratings are based on a 5 star  (1/2 stars sometimes) system with a 3 being an average read for me. I hope you find that helpful. Knowing, of course, that all opinions are just that - my opinion!  Let me know if you agree or disagree - I'd love to hear from you.

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