August 2012 Reading Wrap-Up

So, I finished 14 books (11 print/ebooks and 3 audio) this month. While this is by no means the most I’ve ever finished in a month, I now have all 3 kids home with me AND had to catch up on a bunch of writing, so I’m pretty darn happy about it, particularly because the quality of what I read was quite high this month as well. Of course, you have only seen one re view this month of a book I actually read this month (The Kingmaker’s Daughter), thanks to me getting really ahead before the girls were born. This is actually allowing me to up my reviewing to 4 days a week come September. I will be posting print book reviews Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday with audiobook reviews on Friday. The exception will be when the US has Monday national holidays (like, say, tomorrow). Then reviews will probably run Tuesday – Friday.

In September I will also be continuing with the Fat Mum Slim photo-a-day- challenge. You can follow along on my tumblr.

What I Reviewed:

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, narrated by Robertson Dean
I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovitz, narrated by Rosalyn Landor
The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R. by Carole DeSanti, narrated by Kate Reading
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks, narrated by Matthew Brown
The Legacy by Katherine Webb, narrated by Clare Wille

The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns by Margaret Dilloway

Jack 1939 by Francine Mathews
Harry Lipkin, Private Eye by Barry Fantoni
The Survivor by Gregg Hurwitz

Historical Fiction
Her Highness, the Traitor by Susan Higginbotham
The Mirrored World by Debra Dean
The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory

A Calm Brain by Gayatri Devi, M.D.
The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir

Other Posts:
BOOK CLUB – Dare Me by Megan Abbott

SheKnows Book Lounge articles:
Now in paperback: August picks
Historical fiction beyond Anne Boleyn: The Wars of the Roses
SheKnows book review: The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams
Red Hot Book of the Week: The Second Empress by Michelle Moran
SheKnows book review: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

Pick of the Month:

Other Books Read, Watch for Reviews:

Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Ornstein, narrated by Peggy Ornstein
City of Women by David Gillham, narrated by Suzanne Bertish
A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama, narrated by Simon Vance

This is How You Lose Her: Stories by Junot Diaz
The Other Half of Me by Morgan McCarthy

Historical Fiction
The Second Empress
by Michelle Moran
The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams
The Malice of Fortune by Michael Ennis
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
Hemingway’s Girl by Erika Robuck

Speculative Fiction
by John Scalzi

Middle Grade/Young Adult Fiction
Liar & Spy
by Rebecca Stead

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

Note: Some of these books were provided to me for review.

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