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August 2016 Reading Wrap Up



Considering how busy I was in August, I don’t think my monthly wrap up is all that shabby. I wish that I didn’t have to actually put reading time in my planner to ensure that I read, but some months are like that. Here we go.

Books Read in August

  1. The Girl from the Savoy by Hazel Gaynor. I rated this a 3 out of 5 stars on Goodreads. It was a fun read, but predictable. The plot twists weren’t all that twisty, but I’m soft on books set in the 1920s so I enjoyed this novel.
  2. Marie Antoinette’s Darkest Days by Will Bashor. I rated this book 4 out of 5 hearts in my review.
  3. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle. I rated this 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads. Absolutely love this book. Well, other than the Mormon part. What was up with that??
  4. The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin. I gave this 3 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Books I’m Still Reading from August

  1. The Sherlockian by Graham Moore. I didn’t make a lot of progress on this book this month, I’m disappointed to say. I am still holding out hope that it’ll pick up its pace.
  2. The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb. I didn’t make any progress with this book at all. Maybe one or two pages. I’m keeping my opinion completely on hold for this one.
  3. Extracted by Tyler H. Jolley and Sherry D. Ficklin. This is a book that I requested from Netgalley and started Sunday Aug 18. I admit that I judged this book entirely by its cover. It’s very steampunk. I almost dnf’d it once I realized that it’s not all set in Victorian England. Talk about judge-y. I’m about a third of the way done and am reserving judgement. I’m pretty sure I’ll end up saying that it’s not to my taste, but time will tell.

How’d your August shape up? Did back to school stuff impede your reading? Let me know!



Bibliophile * INTJ * LIS Graduate Student at Kent State * Mom * Social Media Junkie * BuJo Enthusiast * Planner Addict * Did I mention, I read a lot?

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