wrap up: books read in August 2017

  • Yesterday by Felicia Yap ★★ + review
  • Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides ★★★★
  • Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart ★★★ + review
  • Holding by Graham Norton ★★ + review
  • The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne ★★★★★ + review
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess ★★★★★ + review
  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★★ + review
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward ★★★ + review
  • American War by Omar El Akkad ★★ + review

Best: The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
Runner up: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo or A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Worst: Yesterday by Felicia Yap

9 books in August and a total of 72 books so far in 2017.  Everything was kind of hit or miss this month.  Either books I loved wholeheartedly and could not put down, or books I couldn’t wait to be done with.  I’m also impressed that I managed to finish 9, since I went to Montreal for a weekend and then had a friend visiting for a couple of days, both of which cut down on my reading time.

So, what’s next?

In case you missed it, Hadeer and I are co-hosting a War and Peace read along – you guys are absolutely welcome to join us if you’d like, details in that post!

So while War and Peace is going to be taking up a lot of my time in September, there are a couple of other books I’m hoping to get to as well.  I’m currently reading The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride and Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini, and I’m hoping to finish both of those soon.  I have Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land and Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions by Amy Stewart from Netgalley and I need to read both of those soon.  And my book club is reading All The Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld in September, so I’m looking forward to that.  I’m also very intrigued by Solar Bones by Mike McCormack.  A little ambitious, especially since I’m going to New York City for Labor Day weekend, but we’ll see.

What was the best book you guys read in August?  Comment and let me know!

2 thoughts on “wrap up: books read in August 2017

    • You really need to read The Heart’s Invisible Furies, especially as you enjoy historical fiction!! It’s very character driven, but the backdrop of twentieth century Ireland is so well written and researched.

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