Five Books You Need On Your Bookshelf This Month

This is what I have been reading in August, and loving so far. Do you have any books you’ve absolutely loved this month? Share them in the comments below and give others inspiration for a good read!



The sequel to the brilliant Last Light, this book makes you really think about how dependent we are on fuel, technology and modern commodities. Alex Scarrow isn’t afraid to tell it how it is, and doesn’t shy away from some of the more realistic and at times harrowing nature of humans when they’re pushed, tested and left to basically fend for themselves. A good dystopian novel.




If you’ve seen me in person this month, the chances are I will have been talking your ear off about this book and how you just NEED to read it. One of the best thrillers I have picked up since Silence of the Lambs or Misery. Gripping from the first chapter, I got through it in two days and even woke up early before work on the second day as I couldn’t wait eight more hours to finish it.



Crazy Rich Asians

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding this book, and now I have read it, I can see why. It’s witty, the humour is fantastically dry, and I personally really enjoyed the lightness of it. It’s the perfect lazy Sunday or beach read, and it doesn’t take itself too seriously. I instantly purchased the sequel as I find these books to be the perfect light relief after a hard day at work.



The Lost Girls

If you like true crime, and you want to read about a yet to be solved case, this is the book for you. I personally found the approach and writing style a little different which made it harder for me to get sucked in, however the detail, research and stark reality of the lives of five so different and yet so similar American girls made this book well worth reading.




A true story, that at times feels totally unbelievable it’s that extraordinary. It’s a book based on the story of Yossi, a backpacker exploring South America who embarks on a once in a lifetime adventure to explore the Amazonian rainforest. It’s gripping, dark in places and really demonstrates the power and will that humans instinctively have to survive.



What do you think of the above? Have you read any of them? Share your thoughts with me below…

3 thoughts on “Five Books You Need On Your Bookshelf This Month”

  1. Thanks for sharing Lyndsay! They all sound good! I am on holiday which is when I get my best reading done. I have just finished Carlo Rovelli’s Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. It’s a great and short introduction to what the hell is going on around here! His audio book on ‘The Order of Time’ is jaw droppingly eye opening too!

    Big love from your smallest fan.


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