August saw fewer romances, although I’m still on that Alyssa Cole train! Alisha Rai was really cute. This was the September book for The Happily Ever After Book Club. What I found interesting was how Rai skirts around COVID-19 and the global pandemic by hinting towards illness and isolation without outright stating global events.
Dear Librarian is a true story, and while it’s cute, it wasn’t my top pick for this month. I added it because public library staff are so crucial to the neighbourhoods and communities they serve. A story about how library staff bring positive change to peoples’ lives is near and dear to my heart.
Dumplings for Lili was lovely because it showcases how various cultures have a similar dish, but each one is made differently. There’s also some recipes at the end of the book! The Big Beach Cleanup has an important message but also very relevant during the summer when we’re flocking to beaches and parks and other outdoor spaces. And my absolute fave picture book this month was How to Make a Friend. It’s quirky and cute and an all-around fun read (no matter your age)!
I hope you’re making the most of the summer. As always, happy reading!