August isn’t quite over yet, but my kids go back to school tomorrow so it feels like things are coming to an end. This month I resumed normal operations, leaving behind July’s record-breaking reading pace. I read 7 books, and just over 2000 pages. Book #8 is in progress, but I’m not expecting to finish it by Tuesday, so I’ll count it in September.
I’ve been very pleased with my reading choices this year. More than 90% of my books were rated 3 stars or better, which by my definition means they’ve at least been “respectable.” August’s books fit the trend, and I was especially pleased to find my second 5-star read of the year (Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country). These are the books I read; links will take you to reviews:
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
- The Boy Next Door, by Irene Sabatini
- Faceless Killers, by Henning Mankell
- The Earth hums in B flat, by Mari Strachan
- The Elected Member, by Bernice Rubens
- The Custom of the Country, by Edith Wharton
- Tirra Lirra by the River, by Jessica Anderson
On the blogging front, this month I also published a new Best of Musings page. And each of my posts now include WordPress’ new “share” & “like” features, so click away please! I also am running a first-ever poll. Having thoroughly enjoyed reading Edith Wharton this month, I’d like your advice on which of her books to read next. Summer is the current favorite. The poll will be open until Wednesday, so vote now!
I’ll be back next week to chat about my September reading … have a great week!
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