I read my favorite book of the summer in August.
I actually read 10 books last month. I gave three fiction books perfect grades, but one of them will be a book I recommend to anyone who will listen.
Here are my favorite books of August.
The book is about a journalist (You see why I love it?) who is investigating the discovery of a baby’s skeleton at a construction site in London.
As Kate Waters tries to figure out the baby’s identity, she discovers that it could be a baby stolen from a maternity ward decades earlier.
The reporter ends up discovering one woman who desperately hopes the baby is hers and one who doesn’t.
I’ve already recommended this book to several people who also loved it. I’d say it’s a “must read.”
It’s Always the Husband
Fast forward 20 years and one of them is dead. The other two try to figure out what happened to their friend and protect themselves in the process.
I think I enjoyed this book because I didn’t take it too seriously. Perhaps ironically, given that there are several deaths in the book, I read it almost like a light, beach read. If you take it too seriously, you may not enjoy it as much as I did.
The Keeper of Lost Things
Anthony Peardew became the keeper of lost things after he lost his fiancee’s most prized possession on the day she died. Having tied her death to his irresponsibility, Anthony begins collecting and labeling things he finds that other people have lost. He does this for 40 years until his death, when he leaves his strange collection to his assistant, Laura.
Laura’s job is to take care of Anthony’s home and to reunite as many of the lost things with their owners.
I don’t typically read “sweet” books, but this one really was. It reminded me somewhat of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, which was my favorite book last August. A key difference is that the reader doesn’t really like Ove for most of the book, but you love Anthony right from the beginning. The more you learn about him, the more you wish you actually knew him.
There they are, my favorite books of August. I hope you find something on the list that you want to read.
As always, happy reading!