August’s Opening Weekly Wrap-Up

These are the books I read for the week of August 1st through August 7th. I read a total of 7 books which brings my 2021 reading total to 234 books. The total number of pages I read this week was 1,764. It was another good week with no books ranking below 4 stars.

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One Night With A Rake By: Connie Mason and Mia Marlowe

I gave this book 4 stars. It is the second book in The Royal Rakes triology. This book is about a Lord who has to seduce his dead fiancee’s sister before she marries a duke. All of this occurs in order to get his name removed from a scandal that happened a few years before. I enjoyed it, but if you don’t like to read detailed bedroom scenes, this book probably is not for you.

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An Extraordinary Union By: Alyssa Cole

I gave this Civil War novel 4 stars. It is the first book in Cole’s The Loyal League series. This book is about a former slave who helps the union by spying. She gives up her freedom and becomes a slave again to go undercover to get the information that the Union Army needs to win. It had a lot of adventures and stuck to history pretty well.

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The Kindest Lie By: Nancy Johnson

This book also received a 4 star rating. This is about a woman who goes in search of her son who was given up for adoption when she was young. There is no record of the adoption; why is that? You will have to read the book to find out! The only thing I didn’t like about this book are the many lies the characters tells.

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Mr. Dickens and His Carol By: Samantha Silva

Another 4 star read, this book is about the making of A Christmas Carol. For the most part it is fiction, but it is a good story. There is some truth in it, and I had a great time reading it. I highly recommend that you give it a go if you enjoy fictional stories about real people.

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Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares By: Tehlor Kay Mejia

I also gave this book 4 stars. It is the second book in the Paola Santiago series. I have a review of this book. Here is the link to that review.

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A Thief Among The Trees By: Sabaa Tahir

This is a graphic that started the An Ember In The Ashes Series. I also gave this book 4 stars. Graphic novels are a quick read for me, so I was able to read this in setting. The art in this book is wonderful. It’s a beautiful read.

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Narwhal on a Sunny Night By: Mary Pope Osborne

This is the last book I read this week. It was another 4-star read that I was able to do in one setting. This book is the 33rd in The Magic Tree House adventures. I just love Jack and Anne, the places, and the adventures they go on. I think it is a great book for young children to be able to read, or have read to them.

So, these are the books I read in the past week. What did you think about the rating I gave them? Have you read any of them and if so what did you think about them? Let me know in the comment section!

Until next time, keep reading.

Published by debbierpayne

Mother of six and Grandmother of 7. I enjoy reading, sewing, cooking, and crocheting. I am an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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