What I read in August is very minimal compared to June and July. August just flew by and now it’s September. I didn’t start picking up a new book until it was close to mid-August. So I guess that’s my fault for taking too long to decide what to read next haha. By the time I started my 2nd book, it was near the end of August. Whoops!
In fairness though, at the end of July and the month of August, there was a lot of stuff going on personally. A lot had to do with family. Some were good and some were bad, but thankfully I can take a deep breath and all is good! They all required my attention. As much as I love to read, I am okay taking time away from it if there are other important things happening.
What I Read In August
Remember when I mentioned last month I intended to get this book? I got distracted by another book by the same author but as soon as I was done with that book, I got started on this. I really enjoyed this book. Overall I noticed a theme with Renee Rosen’s books and I hope it’s like that in ALL of her books because I’m planning on reading more. So far it’s about women taking a lead in something they believe in during an era where women aren’t seen as powerful & successful. I also enjoyed the historical aspect too even if this book is a historical fiction.
This book shared how Helen Gurley Brown got to where she was and published & changed the Cosmopolitan magazine that we all know now. It’s so fascinating. We follow Helen’s journey through the journey of the main character Alice Weiss. She moved to NYC hoping to follow her dreams as a successful photographer. Instead, she ended up working for Cosmopolitan magazine. At that time, the popularity of Cosmopolitan started to decline. Throughout her time with Cosmopolitan magazine, she struggled juggling how to pursue her passion, falling in love, and being good at her job. I think this book is relatable because I think most of us have been in Alice Weiss’ shoes. We all try to figure out if our dreams are attainable, navigating the city life, and understanding what is morally right all in your 20s.
So the second book I picked up was The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. I haven’t gotten far with it but so far it is entertaining and I will definitely share more of my thoughts on it next month.
Was August a crazy month for you? Did you have time to read?