Favorite Reads from August 2018

Hello my friends! It’s been a welcome, albeit crazy, long weekend! My husband had a bunch of friends over for his birthday on Saturday, then Sunday my family came over for a BBQ.

Today is all about recovering and prepping for the week.

…And popping in really quick to tell you about my favorite reads this month!


Here are my favorites from the past month.

Favorite Reads from August

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Aside from the books I reread this month, I didn’t have many all-time favorite reads. Honestly, there was only one 5-star read, but since we’re talking about monthly favorites instead of all-time, I’ll go ahead and include the 4 star reads as well.

Royally Matched (Royally #2) by Emma Chase

Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.

He’s not handling it well.

Hoping to help her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora agrees to give him “space”—but while the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:

Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.

A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.

While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.

The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit… and her naughty sense of humor.

But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.

As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.

This was the only 5 star read this month, and it was absolutely fantastic. I almost gave up on it when I realized what it was about (a reality show – ick – so not my thing), however I’m VERY happy I didn’t. I ended up adoring this book!

Beauty and the Mustache (Winston Brothers 0.5) by Penny Reid

There are three things you need to know about Ashley Winston: 1) She has six brothers and they all have beards, 2) She is a reader, and 3) She knows how to knit.

Former beauty queen, Ashley Winston’s preferred coping strategy is escapism. She escaped her Tennessee small town, loathsome father, and six brothers eight years ago. Now she escapes life daily via her Amazon kindle one-click addiction. However, when a family tragedy forces her to return home, Ashley can’t escape the notice of Drew Runous— local Game Warden, reclusive mountain man, bear wrestler, philosopher, and everyone’s favorite guy. Drew’s irksome philosophizing in particular makes Ashley want to run for the skyscrapers, especially since he can’t seem to keep his exasperating opinions— or his soulful poetry, steadfast support, and delightful hands— to himself. Pretty soon the girl who wanted nothing more than the escape of the big city finds she’s lost her heart in small town Tennessee.

I had REALLY high expectations for this novel and I was in a pretty bad reading slump this month – I think the combination gave this book a disadvantage, however, I still enjoyed the book and it was definitely a favorite this month.

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han

Lara Jean is having the best senior year.

And there’s still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dad’s wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then she’ll be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come home and bake chocolate chip cookies on the weekends.

Life couldn’t be more perfect!

At least, that’s what Lara Jean thinks . . . until she gets some unexpected news.

Now the girl who dreads change must rethink all her plans—but when your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

I avoided this book like the plague because I loved how the second one ended so much, but with the Netflix movie release of the first book, I knew I had to reread the entire series and end on this one.


What were your favorite reads from August?




6 thoughts on “Favorite Reads from August 2018

  1. I’m so glad you enjoyed Always and Forever Lara Jean! I absolutely adore that series 😊
    I actually ended up only reading like one or two new books in August 😭(I 100% blame school). But one of them was Point Of Retreat by Colleen Hoover and I thought it was pretty good. I definitely like the first book more 🙃

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      1. I usually really enjoy her books (I’ve read most of them but not all of them), but my three favorites (bc ya know I can’t make a decision on anything in my life 😂) are Maybe Someday, Slammed, and It Ends With Us. How about you?
        Btw I recommend reading Maybe Someday if you haven’t already 🙃

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