August was another light reading month for me. Instead of reading, I completed some more online classes related to the blog. I am still on track to reach my reading goal because I set it lower for the year to account for completing some of these classes and reading some other material.
I enjoyed the four books that I read/listened to- two fiction and two non-fictions.
I loved Where the Forest Meets the Stars by this author, so I was excited to read this one. Ellis Abbey leaves her infant daughter unattended for a few minutes after being distracted by her older twins. When she returns for the baby, she is missing. The story flips back and to between Ellis’s story and how she coped with this devastation and the affect it had on her family, and Raven, the abducted child. Raven is reared in the woods by a mentally ill woman, isolated from most of society. Ellis left her husband and twins for fear she would make their lives worse and travels around “finding herself” and overcoming addiction. Raven discovers her gifts and her differences and builds desires to fit into society. Both use the healing power of nature in their journeys to discovery. Read on Kindle Unlimited and listened via Audible. 4 stars
I love Dugoni’s crime and legal thrillers, and I am working my way through this series. I read one of the later books first before I discovered it was a series, but it really hasn’t hurt. A military widow asks Sloane to sue the U.S. government for the wrongful death of her husband, a guardsman killed in Iraq. There are those who don’t want the truth to be found and David finds himself, his wife and son in danger. Read and listened on Scribd. 4 stars
I think I started this book in July and it took me until the end of August to finish it. It’s a decent read. I like Ramsey’s podcasts and his writing is much like he is just talking to you. It just took me a long time to read because I read the book in print and I’m usually slow at reading non-fiction. If you need some basic financial advice and motivation to start and keep a budge, it’s a helpful book. 4 stars
I purchased a used copy from Thriftbooks. Sign up for a Thriftbooks account and Reading Rewards, make a $30 purchase and get a free book credit. (I’ll get a free book credit too.)
I listened to this one on Audible. It’s read by the author herself. Robbins outlines how to gain courage, stop procrastination, stop worrying and more with one 5 second tool. This is a very powerful and motivating read/listen. It would be worth reading again in the future. 5 stars
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