Here are some things I read and liked lately!

August 2015 Recommended Reads

Beneath Sleepless Stars, Elizabeth Cole.

I really love this title and this cover! This is the fifth in the Secrets of the Zodiac series, but it was the first one I read, and it stands alone just fine. I liked the intrigue, the atypical heroine, and the realistic development of the romance.

August Recommended Reads

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, Marjane Satrapi.

This was on my “50 Books That Might Make Me Smarter” list. I had heard this graphic novel was great, and it was — heartbreaking, enlightening, and sometimes surprisingly funny. Satrapi doesn’t paint her childhood self as perfect — she depicts times when she was a little jerk — and that just makes her all the more irresistible. In fact, her whole family was amazing.

August Recommended Reads

The Tutor, Bonnie Dee.

I couldn’t resist a story with both ghosts and men in love, and this Jane Eyre-type romance met my high hopes. The narrator has faked his credentials and invented his identity, and I always have a soft spot for characters like that.

August Recommended Reads

Luminous, A.E. Ash.

In this science fiction story from Book Smugglers, the title describes the prose. It’s a magical romance and a meditation on age and self-perception.


Have you read anything good lately? Please share in the comments, because I’d love to hear about it!