BookAuthorHow I Heard about BookRating
Miss Benson’s BeetleRachel JoyceRead Author Before1
The Last Days of NightGraham MooreCollege Book Club2
The Reading ListSara Nisha AdamsEntertainment Weekly3
Make Yourself CozyKatie Vaznot sure4
Miss Buncle MarriedD.E. StevensonTSLL5
When the Stars Go DarkPaula McLainGMA Friday Pick,Goodreads Newsletter, Read Author Before6
Death Comes at the EndAgatha Christiesaw a museum exhibit book was based on7
The Only Good IndiansStephen Graham JonesBarnes and Nobles Recomendations8
  1. So I finally found an Agatha Christie book that I didn’t like. Though I heard BBC is doing a production of it, so I will definitely watch
  2. Miss Buncle was written in 1934. It’s always interesting to read about women from early in the 20th century
  3. Miss Benson’s Beetle was quite charming…not exactly historical fiction, but it takes place post WWII Englandish…
  4. Of course I fit in a self care book…
  5. I really didn’t like The Only Good Indians, but I think there are people who might like it. It’s not necessarily everyone’s style of writing
  6. My first and second favorite books make for good book club choices

18 thoughts on “My Month in Books: August

  1. I enjoy when you post lists that have books I’ve never encountered or seen in other lists. I get to have a fun search party adventure checking them all out to determine if they need to go on my “to read” list. Thanks!

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  2. I’ve seen Miss Benson’s Beetle being talked about, will have to take a look at it.

    I’m incredibly relieved that my reading slump has finally broken. I’ve read the same number of books as you have this month (for the first time in a VERY long time) as I’ve been reading my way through the Booker Prize longlist. Still another 5 to go before I finish it, but should have all but one read by the time the shortlist is published. The final one isn’t available until a couple of weeks afterwards (don’t get me started on that subject!) It’s a goal I’ve had for absolutely years and I hope I’m finally going to succeed (fingers crossed).

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      1. Having read 8 so far, it’s a mix. There are some obvious Booker types and a couple of less so. I’ve enjoyed some more than others, but I’ve yet to read anything I’ve considered worthy of 5 stars (I’m a tough marker). That said, I’ve still to read the big hitters offerings – Kazuo Ishiguro, Damon Galgut & Richard Powers – so it’s still possible. I’ve heard the judges wanted to include more readable candidates which I don’t entirely agree with as there are other awards for the more readable offerings and only one Booker.

        I’m writing them up on my fiction blog. I used to have a sidebar to that other blog on my normal blog but, following a change of theme, have lost it. During my downtime, I’ll probably waste a lot of time fiddling around with themes trying to find out that meets all my needs including the sidebar 😉

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  3. I must thank you for The one hundred years of Lenni and Margot, our book club read this month. Liked it quite a bit.
    Noting your first 2 books, too. Good to get suggestions. Thank you.

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  4. I’ve watched many a BBC period drama over the past 45 years, they truly excel with Dickens Austin and Hardy adaptations but I find the tales set in the 1950’s a little ‘sugary sweet’, you know the idyllic Britain that never was, with it’s chocolate box scenery long gone, but on the whole Auntie Beeb always does a good job!

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  5. I always enjoy seeing what you have been reading. Do you think your reading time will increase with your daughter away at college or is it more dependent on whatever lockdown measures are imposed?

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