Rosepoint #BookReviews – August Recap Wrap-Up – #rosepointpub

Rosepoint Reviews - August Recap

Welcome to September! August alternately had some very hot days tempered with cool but an alarmingly little amount of rain. We normally don’t water in NWI, relying on rain. This year I had to water my tomatoes which ended up looking puny and unhappy anyway. And my fairy garden turned swamp garden became so dry the soil was cracking. Still, you can see it doesn’t look much like a desert garden either! It is, however, a work-in-progress. (Yes, the leaves are already beginning to fall.)

Fairy-Swamp Garden

Spending so much time outdoors this time of year, I struggled with getting reviews posted. Perhaps you’ll remember I tried for one from Berkley that was declined and then WON Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristen Higgins from Stephanie at Stephanie’s Novel Fiction. (Or find her at #stephlvsbooks.) Holy smokes that is one riveting read! My associate reviewer, the intrepid CE, read The Plain of Jars by N. Lombardi Jr. which he absolutely loved and gave a glowing five-star review.

In spite of the time spent on my withering gardens, my count of books read in August totaled eleven, which included a biography, thrillers, historical reads, mysteries, and a humorous, LOL-worthy book by Worthen. Review links are listed below the pics.

The Hallows by Victor Methos
The White Feather Killer by R N Morris
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs by Katherine Howe 
In the Line of Fire by R J Noonan
Desolate Shores by Daryl Wood Gerber
Bark of Night by David Rosenfelt (an Audiobook)
Grateful American by Gary Sinise
Thicker Than Water by Johnny Worthen
The Firefly Witch by Amanda Hughes
Hot Shot by Fern Michaels

Still lagging on my Goodreads Challenge, hoping to catch that up come fall. However, going some time between giveaways and winning, I actually won a second book in the same month–now waiting to receive from across the pond Portal to Murder by Alison Lingwood from Kerry at Chat About Books. Excited? You betcha! You may remember I posted an article about Goodreads Giveaways simultaneously offered on NetGalley. Never win anything? Have you tried recently? Keep trying–someone wins.

I see many of the same books being reviewed by you and always love to read your comments. Was Rewind your favorite of the month? Did you also read one of the above? What were your thoughts on it? (Hard to beat Gary Sinise’s book.) Have one you’d like to recommend? Is it a thriller?

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and like my posts and leave those comments and welcome to my new followers!

©2019 V Williams V Williams

Author: Rosepoint Publishing

I am the granddaughter of Patrick John "Stanley McShane" Rose whose books including "Cocos Island Treasure" I've recently published. My time is now spent in reading, reviewing, and writing bookish articles. I'm looking forward to sharing this social media odyssey with you!

6 thoughts on “Rosepoint #BookReviews – August Recap Wrap-Up – #rosepointpub”

  1. The only one on your list that even have on my TBR is The Turn of the Key and now the Gary Sinise book. My garden grew little in the way of veggies and flowers, but it seems weeds don’t need water and they grew in abundance. Cooler nights ahead.

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  2. Just home from hospital and hope to start blogging again within the next few days. Like where you are, where I live in Nova Scotia, Canada it was an alarmingly dry month. The city where I live won’t let you use the meager water supply to wash cars, water lawns, etc.
    Sadly, I only read seven books in August and fear September’s number might be similar.
    I’m off to check out your review of the Ruth Ware title next…

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    1. Glad you are home and doing okay–ready to get back to reading and writing. Well, where we are I can water, but it ramps up both my water and sewer bills. Still, guess I’d prefer that over losing my plants, especially those new transplants. California was the same as yours, however, only allowing water on a certain day for a prescribed period of time. Where we lived in Sacramento we were surrounded by major rivers and LOTS of water, but had to preserve to send south–as we used to say when flushing toilets–LA needs the water. 🙂

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