August Wrap Up!


The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
In Case of Emergency by E.G. Scott
He Started It by Samantha Downing
Hurry Home by Roz Nay
The Second Mother by Jenny Milchman
We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin
Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins
Christine by Stephen King
The Mother Code by Carole Stivers
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay

12 books (10 physical/2 audio)
4,510 pages!
Favorites: The Fifth Season & He Started It

Is it just me or did August pass in the blink of an eye? I’m not complaining because I’m ready to say goodbye to summer, but dang, I had plans to read more! 

This past month I learned that my reading really suffers over the weekend, especially with things starting to open up more in our state and my husband and I wanting to get out and safely do the things we love. The highlight of August was definitely movie theaters being back open! Aside from being obsessed with reading, I also am a huge movie lover!

I shared my September TMR yesterday and it’s another lofty pile like every month…I just can’t stop myself! I’ve learned having tall stacks with books that are must reads and books I want to read really helps to keep me focused, but allows me options. It worked really well for me in August and I’m hoping to have the same luck in September!

Have you read any of these? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Cheers to September reads! 🥂

Interested in snagging a copy of any of these books? Check them out here:

THE NIGHT SWIM: Amazon Book Depository

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: Amazon Book Depository

HE STARTED IT: Amazon Book Depository

HURRY HOME: Amazon Book Depository

THE SECOND MOTHER: Amazon | Book Depository

WE ARE ALL THE SAME IN THE DARK: Amazon Book Depository

BEHIND THE RED DOOR: Amazon | Book Depository

CHRISTINE: Amazon Book Depository

THE MOTHER CODE: Amazon Book Depository

THE FIFTH SEASON: Amazon Book Depository

JUST MERCY: Amazon | Book Depository

SURVIVOR SONG: Amazon Book Depository

Disclosure: A huge thank you to St. Martin’s Press, Atria Books, Dutton Books, Sourcebooks, Berkley, and Random House for sending me free copies of these books in exchange for my honest review.

Disclosure: What Jess Reads is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to This in no way influences my opinion of the above book.

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