August Reading Wrap-Up


It’s starting to look like twelve books a month is pretty standard for me, huh? I’m finally getting settled into the new jobs, which I’m loving, but keeping track of where I’m supposed to be and what I’m meant to be doing is much trickier than my old 8-4. Things should settle down soon, but I totally had to bust out a paper planner to get everything straight.

Reading-wise, August was filled with books that were really good but nothing mind-blowingly great. I suppose it’s better than crap-tastic July.


How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel by Anya Ulinich

Never Mind Miss Fox by Olivia Glazebrook

I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

Baby-sitters’ Summer Vacation by Ann M. Martin

My Drunk Kitchen by Hannah Hart

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

The Undertaking by Audrey Magee

We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas

Best Book of the Month

Dataclysm by Christian Rudder


I’m totally looking forward to September, though, both for the stacks of books headed our way and all of the amazing events. I’m planning on taking part in the More Diverse Universe (#Diversiverse) reading challenge as well as giving R.I.P. IX a shot for the first time. PLUS, I just registered for the Southern Independent Booksellers Association (SIBA) trade show in Norfolk, VA, which is scheduled for September 19-21st, and I’m quite excited for that.

How was your August reading?