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August 2018 Books To Read and July Book Wrap Up

Today I’m sharing my August reading list and will also give a wrap up of the books I finished last month.

The last time I made this kind of post was January 2017. And I thought it’s time to bring back the reading list post once and for all.

Although July was filled with spiritualengagements such as One 2 One session with my Victory Weekend participant, leading a small group in the office and meeting with my friends from high school who are also part of Victory Church community, I was glad I still had time to read. Happy how I still find time to read inspire of my busy schedule.


August 2018 Reading List

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins is not a new author for me. I have read and reviewed her previous bestseller, The Girl on the Train which was part of my 17 Books Before 2017 Challenge.  

Into The Water was a highly anticipated fiction novel for 2017. When it was first released here in the Philippines only the hardbound copy was available which costs around Php799! Finally after a year of waiting a softbound version of the book came out and even cost half the price of the previous. Win!

As of this writing I am now halfway done with the book and it has been nothing but a good reading experience. Into The Water has a different attack than The Girl on the Train and even Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

Desiring God by John Piper

I made this goal to finish one devotional/Christian book every month.

My devotional/Christian book pick for the month of August is Desiring God by John Piper. I had this book in my shelf for a while now but still haven’t found a motivation to read it.

Desiring God has a 4.2 rating on Goodreads which is a good indication that it guarantees phenomenal reading experience.



127 Hours Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston

I made a promise to read and finish 127 Hours this August. It has long been part of my books with movie adaptation collection. This book was published originally with the title Between a Rock and a Hard Place but the movie adaptation is called 127 Hours starring James Franco.

For someone who have been into hiking several times, I bet this book will be a good read for me. 

Paper Towns by John Green

Paper Towns has been part of my reading list for so long now. I remember reading it halfway in 2016 and completely forget about it until recently when I became obsessed with young adult fiction novels such as Me Before You and Love, Rosie.

Hopefully I get to finally read and finish this book once and for all.


July 2018 Book Wrap Up

Set-Apart Woman by Leslie Ludy

Set-Apart Woman was my July devotional/Christian book pick and I can say with confidence, that this book is life-changing.

In this book Ludy encourages every woman to be “set-apart”. There is a call to live life in according to God’s will that is good, pleasing and perfect and despite all distractions, we must remember to stay fully-focused on Jesus Christ.

Several strong points were introduced by Ludy and she did it very firmly.  The book is not meant to baby sit you or give you a pat on the back as a Christian. Instead, the book will convict you HARD.

If you experiencing spiritual mediocrity, this book will surely speak light. It will bring your faith to a different level.

Into The Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

This book is definitely a book to add in my best books I’ve read so far for 2018.

Ever since I watched the movie Everest and found out that it is based on Krakauer’s booked titled Into The Thin Air, I knew I have to read the book.

Into The Thin Air did not disappoint. What an amazing account of the 1996 Mt. Everest Disaster by Krakauers.

When you read the book it is as if you are actually there climbing the Everest. Every detail was thoroughly researched and presented in such a breathtaking writing style.

I found myself deeply immersed in the book from start to finish. There is never a dull moment with this book and it’s surprising because I get easily bored with non-fiction and books with few speaking lines.

I highly recommend this book!


See you on next month's books to read and book wrap up!

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