Thursday, August 1, 2013

July Reading in a Nutshell and thoughts for August


Last official month of summer here, as once Labor Day comes, September 2, this year, we pretty much consider summer over here in New England.

July was a banner reading month for me as it was slow at work which allowed me to listen to more audiobooks at work each week. I could get use to that.  Here is what my July in books looked like:
Excluding the (3) kids books I read and enjoyed, my favorite book, albeit disturbing was :


(I can't believe I waited so long to read this book. As I mentioned in earlier post watched the movie version immediately after finishing the book, and thought it was very good as well.)


Plans for August
(Have you read and loved any of these?)
Happy August Everyone

17 comments:

  1. I've read The Illusion of Separateness - I thought it was a small gem of a novel.

    I also read Big Brother during July - I had an awkward relationship with it though - as my review of it will explain.

    http://heavenali.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/big-brother-lionel-shriver-2013/

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  2. I'm glad you had a great July. Enjoy the last month of summer. It looks like you have a great line up for August.

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  3. Happy to see Half a Yellow Sun on the Backlist Book Club schedule... hope I can read it this month, too.

    If you don't already have a print copy, the audio version of Calling Me Home is excellent!

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  4. Totally impressed by the amount of reading you did this month! And yes, as a native New Englander, I completely agree with your assessment of summer being 100% over on Labor Day. :) Enjoy August!

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  5. Good for you! In August I will be re-reading my July list.

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  6. I liked Always Watching more than you... perhaps because mine was print? Sometimes audios can affect my thoughts afterward.
    Happy August reading!

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  7. Great reading month! My July was slow due to wedding stuff, I hope to dedicate August to reading.

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  8. You had a successful July! I like your August TBR stack. I just won a copy of The Last Camellia (yay!). Still waiting on The Never List from the library...

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  9. Prodigal Summer is the only book I have read on your list. It was so good. Kinsolver never disappoints! I really want to read the Sara Jio. I await your review. I read The End of your Life Book Club. A+ Thanks for the recommendation. Enjoy the lazy, hazy, crazy days of August!

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  11. Amazing reading plans! I want to read Joyland, too. It sounds very different from the last Stephen King books I read! Enjoy your reading :)

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  12. I read Prodigal Summer and loved it. I hope you also find it a good read. Half of a Yellow Sun was good, too, but also very sad.

    Have a great month!

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  13. Oh my gosh, those are wonderful lists. Thank you Diane!

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  14. You had a great month! I really enjoyed Half of a Yellow Sun so I hope you will too. Oh, and Calling Me Home was fantastic as well. I hope you have another good month.

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  15. Congrats on having such a great reading month! Here's to lots of great books in August.

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  16. Wow! You had a fantastic month of reading/listening!! I have Calling Me Home on my iPhone to listen to soon!!

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  17. I have read the 1st one, good but tough, and your last one - I love everything by Kingsolver. I need to read this Van Booy - I love his writing a lot.
    my August plans are at the bottom of my July recap:
    http://wordsandpeace.com/2013/08/13/2013-july-wrap-up/

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