August 2015

Reading Wrap-Up: August 2015

August 2015

Well, compared to the insanity of the last few months twelve books seems like a big drop, but it’s much more normal for me. I’m plotting to round out the year with some serious changes, including a move and applying for a doctoral program, so who knows what my reading will look like from here on out. As long as I’m a happy reader it works for me, and August was pretty solid. There were a few bumps, but most of the books were on the positive side.

Landfalls by Naomi J. Williams
The Girl Who Slept With God by Val Brelinski
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
C.S. Lewis & His Circle by
All That Followed by Gabriel Urza
Sea Lovers by Valerie Martin
Infinite Home by Kathleen Alcott
Unfair by Adam Benforado
The Incarnations by Susan Barker
Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish

Best Book of the Month

Infinite Home by Kathleen Alcott

In case you missed it, I’ll be sharing my monthly library statistics in a new feature called Library Checkout and would love for you to join in! No serious guidelines, it’s just a fun way to see how everyone else uses their library and will start at the end of September.

How was your August reading? Any big plans for September?


  • Good luck with the move and doctoral applications! I’m looking forward to reading Our Souls at Night next. I’ll have to look into Infinite Home, it sounds great.

  • 12 books is awesome! And sounds like you have some fun things to look forward to!

  • 12 books is not at all shabby!

  • You’ve got some big ticket items going on, but the two biggies sound fun despite the associates stress and worry. Hope everything pans out on the house you found. I’m really looking forward to Library Checkout!

  • Lindsey Stefan

    12 books is an awesome month! I hope to pick up C.S. Lewis and His Circle soon. It is so firmly in my nonfiction wheelhouse!

  • 12 books is a lot! Good luck with your move and application!

  • What did you think of the Clegg book? It sounds rather grim and I’m not sure I can take another book on grief. Is it unique? Sounds like you’ve been busy to me.

  • So excited for your new link-up feature (library 4eva) and for all your big life changes! Focusing on quality rather than quantity in your reading is the way to go. :)

    I hope September brings you some new favorites!

  • Heather

    Library Checkout sounds like lots of fun! I want to spend more time lurking around my local library, but I have enough books of my own sitting at home that I need to read that I could basically start my own small library.

    Also, 12 books is an excellent effort. That’s three a week – I would be pretty happy with that!
    I just read your review of ‘The Incarnations’ – I’m disappointed for you that you were disappointed in it. I wanted to read it but wasn’t approved on NetGalley. In hindsight I think I’m glad of that.

  • Twelve books in one month is a-w-e-s-o-m-e!! Just remember–PhD=Piled Higher and Deeper! ;) Seriously, good luck to you in all your life changes!

  • Good luck, good luck with your forthcoming projects! A move and a bunch of school applications sounds INTENSE but I know you will be the boss of that.

  • Wow, nice! 12 books is a really good month for me, so I’m impressed! I’m still using the library very rarely, but I’ll be interested to hear how you’re doing and will join in if my library use picks up :)