What I Read in August 2020

My 2020 Reading Goal

My Goodreads challenge reading goal is 100 books this year. This is my largest challenge ever, but I’m really feeling it this year.

As of August 31, I hit 55 books! So, doing pretty good!

What I Read in August 2020

What Did She Do?  by Colleen S. Myers – Two years have past and the Jensen family is a sensation, good and bad. Unfortunately, eighteen-year-old Addy must confront the actions of her past if she is going to have a future. And someone else knows the truth about her family. Jensen Sister SeriesWhat did I do? What did she so? What have we done?

Stars – 3.5/5          |            Read my Review           |             See on Goodreads           |            Buy it here

Zoon Garden by Jordan O’Donnell– When the mysterious zookeeper of Clarendon Zoo grants his animals freedom to govern themselves, the creatures create a new land founded upon life, liberty, and happiness for all animals.

Stars – 5/5          |            Read my Review           |             See on Goodreads           |            Buy it here

Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert: My Life Among the Navajo People by Erica M. Elliott– After her first week teaching at a boarding school on the Navajo Reservation near Canyon de Chelly, young Erica Elliott almost leaves in despair, unable to communicate with the children or understand cultural cues. But once she starts learning the Navajo language, the people begin to trust her, taking her into their homes and ceremonies.

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Stars – 4/5             |             Read my Review | See on Goodreads           |            Buy it here

No Pianos Pets or Foreigners! My Life in Japan in the 80s by Joe Palermo – It was still rare to see an American who could speak Japanese fluently. This book guides the reader though my many adventures navigating through Japanese culture while living in the outskirts of Tokyo, as well as Tokyo proper.

Stars – 3/5          |            Read my Review           |             See on Goodreads           |            Buy it here

A Predator and A Psychopath by Jay Kerk – Drawing inspiration from real cases, and with well-researched, realistic characters, this thriller is not for the soft-hearted.

Stars – 4/5          |            Read my Review           |             See on Goodreads           |            Buy it here

Heart Sister by Michael F. Stewart – After Emmitt’s twin sister, Minnie, dies in an accident, his world goes sideways. He’s lost his best friend and it feels like his family is falling apart without her. But Minnie was an organ donor and Emmitt soon receives an anonymous thank you letter from one of the transplant recipients.

Stars – 4/5                   |             Read my Review | See on Goodreads           |            Buy it here

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In Praise of Paths: Walking Through Time and Nature by Torbjørn Ekelund– Torbjørn Ekelund started to walk – everywhere – after an epilepsy diagnosis affected his ability to drive. The more he ventured out, the more he came to love the act of walking, and an interest in paths emerged.

Stars – 5/5          |            Read my Review           |             See on Goodreads           |            Buy it here

Little Falls by Elizabeth Lewes – She tried to forget the horrors of war–but her quiet hometown conceals a litany of new evils.

Sergeant Camille Waresch did everything she could to forget Iraq. She went home to Eastern Washington and got a quiet job. She connected with her daughter, Sophie, whom she had left as a baby. She got sober. But the ghosts of her past were never far behind.

Stars – 3.5/5          |            Read my Review           |             See on Goodreads           |            Buy it here

Lost Girl by Holly Kammier – An appalling act of violence and an unsolved double murder. Small-town investigative reporter, Shelby Day, is determined to hunt a killer.

Stars – 3.5/5          |            Read my Review           |             See on Goodreads           |            Buy it here

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The Suicide Killer by S.E. Green – Lane swore never to be like her late mother. But now she too is a serial killer.

One difference remains, she only stalks and punishes the guilty.

Stars – 4/5          |           Read My Review |  See on Goodreads           |            Buy it here

Beautiful Beast by E.J. Hill – Kalista has been cursed by a powerful sorceress and is now a prisoner in her own palace. As petals fall from an enchanted rose, her fate and the sorceress’s victory draw nearer. But Kalista refuses to be defeated so easily and uses her own magic to push against the bindings. Yet what if it is not enough and the only way the curse might be shattered is through the help of another?

Stars – 4/5          |           Read My Review |   See on Goodreads           |            Buy it here

Swan Songs of Cygnus: The Weight of Black Holes by Vincent Hollow – Mourning the death of his love. A bereaved astronaut signs up for a deep – space mission to reunite with her ghost.

Stars – 5/5          |           Read My Review |   See on Goodreads           |            Buy it here

Right now, I’m reading I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, Beauty in Breaking, and Sharks in the Time of Saviors.

What are you currently reading?

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Ashley Hubbard

Ashley Hubbard is a blogger and freelance writer based in Nashville, Tennessee focusing on sustainability, travel, books, plants, coffee, veganism, mental health, and more. She has two other websites - wild-hearted.com and odditiesandcuriositiestravel.com

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