Returning to the real world and the point of this post:
In August I read 11 books (I finished all of them too) which is a ridiculous number, up there with June. I’ve been review-tastic recently so I’ve reviewed almost all of these:
Storm Front – Jim Butcher
Flowers For Mrs Harris – Paul Gallico
One for the Money – Janet Evanovich
Two for the Dough – Janet Evanovich
The Survivor – Sean Slater
A Visit From The Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan
When God was a Rabbit – Sarah Winman
The Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennett
The Weird Sisters – Eleanor Brown
The Sandalwood Tree – Elle Newmark
Dead End Gene Pool – Wendy Burden (review coming Tuesday)
On the whole it was a great month’s reading – I particularly enjoyed Weird Sisters, Sandalwood Tree and Uncommon Reader. And Flowers for Mrs Harris.
I’m in and out of a few books at the moment – I got through a lot of Stef Penney’s The Tenderness of Wolves audiobook on my recent sojourn to Lancaster. I’ve started but am not enthused by the second of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, Fool Moon and I’m a little overwhelmed by review copies (see below). Coming up,
I’ve got a stack of review copies to get through (I took away last month’s “coming up”. I still hadn’t read them):
2 from Simon & Schuster: The Women of the Cousins’ War and The Lady of The Rivers. Both ye olde Tudor times historical fictions and both by Philippa Gregory, of whom I have only read The Other Boleyn Girl. They look just right for a spot of curled-up-on-the-sofa-with-tea.
In Malice, So Close by Brandi Lynn Ryder, from Penguin Group USA – this came with Mice (reviewed yesterday). And looks like a Lolita for the modern age. As I bought Reading Lolita in Tehran when I was in the north, maybe I should actually read Lolita, then get to these two?
The Barros Pawns by Peter J. Earle (see Purgatory Road, also by Earle) and After the Rains, by Emily Barroso, both from Matador Publishing and received for review in The Self-Publishing Magazine.
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson, from Simon & Schuster, which I have had since about April. Seeing as sci-fi isn’t really my kind of thing, I am not all that excited about opening it, but I’ve seen some great reviews.
Boiled Peanuts by John Patrick Doyle, which was kindly sent by the author for review and looks quite fun.
So those should keep me busy for a while?