Monday, September 1, 2014

Monthly Book Roundup: August

First of all, how in the world is it already Labor Day?! WHERE DID SUMMER GO?????

Secondly, I don't know if I've ever discussed this before, but I have been keeping track of every book that I've read since the summer of 2004. That does not include books I read for classes in either college or graduate school. My number as of this very moment? 445. Honestly, that doesn't seem like a lot to me, but if you break that number down, we have 44 per year or three per month which is a pretty fair average. Wouldn't you agree? I'm not sure. Does anyone else do this kind of thing?

Finally, it would seem that all of the books I read in August were by female authors. I'm pretty impressed by this because it really seems like my lists are dominated by male authors more frequently. Without further ado, I will tell you that, in August, I read:

The Secret Rescue by Cate Lineberry
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham (book club selection)
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Flirts by Lisa Scott

All of these were fairly wonderful. Lauren Graham's book is cute and funny and I could easily imagine her (as I know her from Gilmore Girls) as the main character. I'd recommend it. The Flirts book, was something I had picked up for free on my kindle and it was a nice, light read. Five romantic, funny short stories that didn't drag out for ages and ages. I liked it pretty well. I think I read The Sugar Queen at least once every six months or so. That is, honestly, not often enough. I really love that book. Husband told me I should just buy it if I read it that much, and he's right, but I just keep checking it out from the library. Maybe someday I'll get around to purchasing it.

What did you read in August? Anything great? Anything terrible?

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