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August reading wrap-up

I thought I did pretty well in July with my reading. I read 25 books and I didn’t do much else that month. This month, I started a new, albeit temporary, job. I still managed to read 22 books. I’m pleased with that number; it’s good to know that I can be busy and still remain dedicated to reading and blogging consistently. It bodes well for October, when I will be off to graduate school, assuming all goes well for the next month.

So, here’s what I read this month, separated by category and linked in to my reviews:


  1.  The GargoyleAndrew Davidson
  2. The SeaJohn Banville
  3. ErotomaniaFrancis Levy
  4. When We Were Romans - Matthew Kneale
  5. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  6. The 19th WifeDavid Ebershoff
  7. Dog Eats DogIain Levinson


  1.  Excalibur – Bernard Cornwell
  2. The Hero and the Crown - Robin McKinley
  3. The Last Enchantment – Mary Stewart
  4. The Blue Sword – Robin McKinley

Historical Fiction

  1. Sweetsmoke – David Fuller
  2. The Queen’s Tale – D.J. Birmingham
  3.  Devil’s Brood – Sharon Kay Penman (review coming in October)
  4. GuernicaDave Boling
  5. Midwife of the Blue Ridge - Christine Blevins

Short Stories

  1. Months and Seasons - Christopher Meeks


  1. Sweet Mandarin - Helen Tse
  2. Marie-Therese, Child of Terror – Susan Nagel
  3. Resistance – Agnes Humbert

Fluffy fiction

  1. Schooled - Anisha Lakhani
  2. Garden Spells – Sarah Addison Allen

guernseyMy favorite this month is unquestionably The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.  This book just sucked me right in and refused to let me go as I fell in love with every single aspect of it.  It’s my number one for the year right now and I wish I could fall right back into it and read it again right now.  Alas, other books wait.  If you want to experience this, you can buy this book on Amazon.

I read a lot of other great books this month, and they warrant another mention too.  I loved unreservedly The Gargoyle, Months and Seasons, When We Were Romans, and both of Robin McKinley’s, The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword. These are all great reads, so I suggest you go out and read them!

Thanks to all who visited this month, and here’s to another great reading month in September for all of us!


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