August in a Thumbnail: 7294 pages (500 more than July), 24 books (same as July, and given the amount of time Dark Age took I’m happy about that), Average Rating of 3.9—which is not shabby. But 6 5-Star books??!?!? I’m either getting really soft, or I had an incredible month (my reflex is to guess I’m getting soft, but I’d defend every one of those).
Here’s what happened here in August.
- The Blue Zones Solution (Audiobook) by Dan Buettner, Joe Barrett: Uninspiring tales about efforts to prolong longevity
- The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion: The Last Volume of the Trilogy Recovers most of the Magic of The Rosie Project
- The World’s Greatest Mousetrap by B.C.R. Fegan, Fanny Liem: A Cute Little Story about a Bookshop under Siege
- The Shameless by Ace Atkins: Tibbehah County’s Dark Past, Present and Future Combine for Atkins’ Strongest Novel Yet
- Fletch’s Moxie (Audiobook) by Gregory McDonald, Dan John Miller: Fletch Solves a Very Hollywood Murder in Key West
- Fletch and the Man Who (Audiobook) by Gregory McDonald, Dan John Miller: Mcdonald and Fletch at their Best
- The Bitterest Pill by Reed Farrel Coleman: Paradise, MA comes face to face with the Opioid Epidemic
- Carioca Fletch (Audiobook) by Gregory McDonald, Dan John Miller: A Bad Fletch Book — whodathunkit
- Fletch Won (Audiobook) by Gregory McDonald, Dan John Miller: A Real Mixed Bag
- Gravity by Maggie Lynch: A Promising Start to a Space Opera Saga
- Not Home Yet by Ian K. Smith: This *is* My Father’s World
- Time Travel + Brain Stealing = Murderous Appliances and Good Times by Richard Steele is a Thing that I Read
- A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais: A Routine Errand leads to a Rescue Mission for Joe Pike
- Screamcatcher: Web World by Christy J. Breedlove: Get Caught Up in this YA Fantasy’s Web
- The Lord’s Supper: Answers to Common Questions by Keith A. Mathison: A Helpful, Careful, Encouraging and Challenging Look at some Tricky Questions
- Shady Characters by Keith Houston: This geeky look at symbols and punctuation is as informative as it is fun.
- Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia, Gabriel Picolo (Illustrator): An Updated Look into the Empath’s Past
- Chances Are . . . by Richard Russo: Russo almost writes a Crime Novel, but manages to avoid it.
- Dark Age by Pierce Brown: The blood-dimmed tide is loosed… / The best lack all conviction, while the worst / Are full of passionate intensity.
- Black Summer by M. W. Craven: A Good Detective Faces Off with a Brilliant Criminal for the Second Time
- Gilmore Girls: A Cultural History by Lara C. Stache and Rachel Davidson: Oy with the Poodles Already
- Cause and Effect: Vice Plagues the City by Pete Adams: It’s some effort, but readers will be amused by this
- A Time Traveler’s Theory of Relativity by Nicole Valentine: A Captivating MG Mix of Science and Magic
- Nightfall by Matt Cowper: The Stunning Conclusion to the Elites Trilogy
Physical Books: 7 Added, 4 Read, 27 Remaining
E-Books: 1 Added, 0 Read, 21 Remaining
Audiobooks: 1 Added, 3 Read, 3 Remaining
2019 Library Love Challenge
While I Was Reading 2019 Challenge
Nothing this month. I’ve got the rest of the list picked out, just need to find/make the time.
#LetsReadIndie Reading Challenge
2019 Cloak & Dagger Challenge
Humor Reading Challenge 2019
2019 Cloud of Witnesses Reading Challenge
How was your month?