Monday, August 30, 2010

August Reading in Review


August was my worst reading month of 2010. Hot weather, feeling in a bit of a funk at times, all seemed to play a part. I didn't complete any new challenges, but I only have (3) that I have not finished at this time....sadly, (2) are ones I am hosting!

Of the (12) books I did read.........
  • (3) were audio books
  • (0) non fiction -- a first I think!
  • (4) Library Books
  • (8) review books
  • (0) TBR stacks - pathetic
Completed Books
  1. The Good Daughters; Joyce Maynard - 5/5  - (Favorite Book of the month)
  2. The Lion; Nelson DeMille - 4/5 (audio)
  3. Such a Pretty Face; Cathy Lamb - 4.5/5 
  4. Neighborhood Watch; Cammie McGovern - 4/5 
  5. The Gendarme; Mark Mustian -4.5/5 
  6. A Friend of the Family; Lauren Grodstein (audio) 4/5
  7. The Good Psychologist; Noam Shpancer - 4/5
  8. Fragile; Lisa Unger - 4/5 
  9. I Thought You Were Dead; Pete Nelson - 5/5 (Favorite audio Book of 2010)
  10. A Secret Kept; Tatiana de Rosnay - 2.5/5
  11. Room; Emma Donoghue - 4.5/5
  12. Mr. Peanut; Adam Ross (no review yet).... a lot to think about!
In July, I made a list of (10) books I wanted to read in August, and I read and reviewed 6 out of 10. The ones that did not get read will be moved to my list of September Hopefuls:
  1. Displaced Persons; Schwarz
  2. City of Veils; Zoe Ferrais
  3. The Language of Trees; Ilie Ruby
  4. Ape House; Sara Gruen
others that I hope to read in September are:
 
2010 Book Buying Stats
 

Hope you all had a great month!

19 comments:

  1. Ooh, you've got some books on here that I really want to read, i.e. City of Veils! And I can't wait to hear your thoughts on The House at Riverton and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo next month!

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  2. The Gendarme and Room are both books on my TBR. The House at Riverton I have read and found it excellent. I do hope you like it too.

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  3. You have more books than I have toys! I'll catch up with you!!!

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  4. Well the irony is of course that your worst reading month of the year was my best - we just traded months :) There's always next month, and you still read a lot!

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  5. This has been my worst reading month as well. I'm hoping as the weather gets colder I'll hunker down on my couch and read more. I don't venture outside in the winter unless I have to!

    I've got Room on my list. Can't wait to read it.

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  6. I didn't have a great month either, but some is still better than none.

    Mine will be posted at 10 pm est

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  7. I seem to read more in the summer than winter, but perhaps I'm just seeing a blog related increase in reading and that will increase into the winter months?

    I wasn't a fan of the Larsson or Morton, but I think you might enjoy them more than I did. I hope your reading picks up next month :-)

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  8. I had a crap reading month too, so don't feel bad!

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  9. Wait ... aren't you the host of "Reading from My Bookshelves?" ; )

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  10. August was my worst reading month too - just 3. :) I think it is an August syndrome. Something or the other happens to everyone. Probably a back to school problem, off to a new life problem, end of summer problem - you name it.

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  11. Oh the irony. August was a great reading month for me (in terms of quantity, at least), and I read only half the amount of books you read in your "bad" month. ;-)

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  12. Summer months are always difficult for me when it comes to reading. I usually have visions of reading a ton of books (probably recalling long summers in the country from childhood). Reality is that I have two kids at home and twice as much housework to do in the summer time. Concentrating on reading is more of a challenge. All that said, you did far better than I did in August - I mostly read YA titles.

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  13. I traded a friend for her copy of MR. PEANUT, but I haven't yet read it. Your comments about it are interesting ... I'll stay tuned for more :)

    (I was on vacation for 2 weeks, brought 20 books with me - plus the nook - and read only two books!)

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  14. Looks like you had a great reading month!

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  15. Oops I just sent the comment before finishing writing it hehe!

    Looks like you had a good reading month. I<m really curious about City of Veils, so I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it.

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  16. Sorry this was your worst month. Fingers crossed September turns out better for you. I think I probably should keep track of the amount I buy and spend on books next year, I'm sure I would be very very shocked. haha

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  17. wow! I can never think of getting these many done in a month!

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  18. Great reading month in August! I experienced a slight improvement for the month and hope it'll continue to be like that until the end of the year. Happy reading in September!

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  19. I am looking forward to your review of The Language of Trees. I picked this book for my book group's September Read.

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