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Well, we’ve come to the end of August and my teetering TBR pile is 19 books shorter than it was (okay, well, it would be if I hadn’t acquired 60 or so new/used books via a library sale, BookMooch, Half Price Books, and publishers). Each and every book I read this month was sent to me for review, although that is fudging a little bit in the case of “Superdove,” which was actually sent to me in a trade, but it was a yet-unpublished ARC. I even branched out some this month, reading more young adult fiction (fantasy and ghost stories), a political thriller, and a science fiction novel. All in all, I read some really spectacular books.
Without further ado, here’s what I read this month:
- American Savior by Roland Merullo My Review – Buy on Amazon
- Matrimony by Joshua Henkin My Review – Buy on Amazon – Enter to win!
- The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti (although this clearly takes place in the past, I’m not going to characterize it as historical fiction) My Review – Buy on Amazon
- American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld My Review – Buy on Amazon
- Stealing Athena by Karen Essex My Review – Buy on Amazon
- Sweetsmoke by David Fuller My Review – Buy on Amazon
- Guernica by Dave Boling My Review – Buy on Amazon
Young Adult Fiction:
- Far World: Water Keep by J. Scott Savage (fantasy) My Review – Preorder on Amazon
- Creepers by Joanne Dahme (ghost story) My Review – Buy on Amazon
- The Hunt for the Seventh (ghost story) – review coming soon
- RuneWarriors by James Jennewein and Tom S. Parker (fantasy) – review coming soon
- Something Wickedly Weird by Chris Mould (ghost story) – review coming soon
Short Stories (fiction):
Short Stories (nonfiction):
- The Shiniest Jewel: A Family Love Story by Marian Henley (review coming September 3)
- Resistance by Agnes Humbert, translated by Barbara Mellor My Review – Buy on Amazon
Pick of the Month:
Okay, so this was INCREDIBLY difficult this month. So I wasn’t totally crazy about either Creepers or RuneWarriors, but everything else was REALLY good. Zoe’s Tale, in fact, completely surprised me with how much I liked it, since I don’t generally read science fiction and it had a very science fiction cover.
I’m declaring a six-way tie, with basically everything else (except those mentioned above) in a tie for 2nd place:
Click on any of the titles to read my reviews.