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August Books

I read 9 books in August:

1) Learning by Karen Kingsbury (oversized paperback)
2) Now You See Her by James Patterson (hardback)
3) Special Delivery by Lia Fairchild (Kindle short)
4) Hollywood Scandals by Gemma Halliday (Kindle)
5) Hollywood Secrets by Gemma Halliday (Kindle)
6) Hollywood Confessions by Gemma Halliday (Kindle)
7) The Silent Girls by Tess Gerritsen (hardback)
8) Escape from The World Trade Center by Leslie Haskin (Kindle short)
9) Hurricanes in Paradise by Denise Hildreth Jones (Kindle)

If you keep up with my reading history, you already know that Kingsbury, Patterson and Gerritsen are some of my favorite authors. Their latest books did not disappoint me.

The Halliday books were pretty good too. If I remember right, I got the first one for free on Amazon, and the second two were a couple bucks each. Worth it!

Haskin's book about 9/11 and her escape from the World Trade Center was hard to read. Though I will never forget that day, those that were actually in the building and survived have an amazing story to tell.

Hurricanes in Paradise, while seemingly a nice little "chick lit" book, had four characters going through life crises and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'll probably pick up more books by Hildreth Jones.

I love my Kindle and am addicted to downloading free books. I know why Amazon does it though. If you find an author you like, you will buy more of their books! That's okay. I'm always looking for new authors.

My first book of September is Linwood Barclay's THE ACCIDENT! My niece gave me one of his books for Christmas (2009 I think) and since then I've read all of his books. I've been waiting for a new one to come out. I don't think this one will disappoint me. I'm only 76 pages in and I'm finding it hard to put down!

Happy reading everyone!


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