Tuesday, September 1, 2015

August Reading Recap and Update

My day job and real life continue to pull me away from blogging. I apologize to those of you who are awaiting my reviews! And I also apologize to all the authors and publishers who send requests and never hear from me. I used to be able to keep up with email, but at this point it has gotten away from me! I'm still working through my bookshelves, rather than taking on books for review. I will start accepting a few books here and there as we move into fall, but it will be limited.

What we're reading

I'm currently reading I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes. I've had it for a few months now and am excited to finally get to it. C, who started 6th grade last week, is reading the Virals series by Kathy Reichs. He's currently on the second book in the series, Seizure. The librarian recommended this series and he seems to like it. M, who started 3rd grade last week, is reading The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan. She's excited to finish this series.

August recap

I'm here to report on my reading and reviewing during the month of August, and it's not pretty. But I'm determined to be much more involved here in September.


  1. The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez - reviewed
  2. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki by Haruki Murakami - read
  3. The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham - read
  4. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - read
  5. Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline - read


Total Books Read: 38
Total Reviews: 35

Historical Fiction: 4
Middle-Grade Fiction: 4
Elementary Fiction: 1
Young Adult: 0
Contemporary Fiction: 9
Mystery/Thriller: 10
Science Fiction: 6
Nonfiction: 2
Memoir: 2

For review: 18
For book club:8
For me: 12


Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge - 10/10
Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge - 7/10
Library Challenge - 6/6
Finishing the Series Challenge - 3/7
Follow my progress here


  1. You had some great reads this month! I love Station Eleven and I always get excited when I see people are reading it.

    I'm trying to get my son to pick up the Percy Jackson series, but I'm having no luck so far! I'm glad your daughter is enjoying them.

    1. My daughter wasn't interested until her brother showed her the table of contents, which is full of silly chapter titles!

  2. Sometimes life happens.
    I read Station Eleven and was mildly disappointed. I loved The Singer's Gun so much more.
    Happy September reading!

    1. I hadn't heard of The Singer's Gun. I'll have to check that out!


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