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Books Read in August

September 3, 2017

August included the end of Summer Reading at the Library (yahoo!) and a few precious and lovely days of vacation with family (and books.) So let’s see where we are:


  1. Code Girls: The Untold Story of the Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy. This one isn’t due out til the middle of September, but put it on your list. It’s really solid, well-researched history, with a good balance between personal stories and larger contexts. Loved it!
  2. Murder on a Midsummer Night by Kerry Greenwood. A Phryne Fisher mystery. Fast/comfort read.
  3. Murder and Mendelssohn by Kerry Greenwood. See above.
  4. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor. Fascinating science fiction, suspense and worldcraft built into a tiny novella. I didn’t want the pages to stop turning and have it be over.
  5. Secret Sisters by Joyce Calloway. I was super excited about this historical novel when I heard about it at BEA, but the reality was… kind of a tedious read that seemed to take ages. Meh.
  6. Dead Light March by Daniel Jose Older. An excellent novella that fits in between Shadowshaper and Shadowhouse Fall
  7. Lockdown by Laurie R. King. Intense story of a school shooting, told from multiple perspectives.


Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery

Graphic Novels

  1. Archie, Vol 1.: The New Riverdale by Mark Waid. I like this version, a good update.
  2. Unicorn on a Roll by Dana Simpson. Phoebe & Her Unicorn
  3. Razzle -Dazzle Unicorn by Dana Simpson. Ditto
  4. Unicorn Crossing by Dana Simpson. Ditto. These comics are charming and they make me smile.

So… 7 books, 1 audiobook and a paltry 4 comics?

Whew! a total of 12 books for the month! For me, that’s like a reading slump!!! But, that still adds $12 to the tally for EveryLibrary for the year and takes us to $134. Not too shabby.


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