Wednesday, September 3, 2014

August Wrap-Up

So August is over. It's time to put away the bathing suits and shorts, send my little guy back to school, and start searching for pumpkin recipes. We had a good summer, but we didn't really do go on vacation or do anything exciting. In some ways, I think that's a good thing. I hope that my kids remember lots of reading and playing games and building forts out of pillows.

Reading-wise, I had a few books that I loved, some that I really liked, and then a few that were just ok. There are a ton of books coming out in the fall and I am looking forward to chipping away at my tbr shelf as well. A cool night with a blanket and a book sounds pretty wonderful.

Books Reviewed in August: 11
Pages Read: 3,524; 9 hours of audiobook listening
Fiction/Non-fiction: 10/1
Female authors/male authors: 8/3
My books/library books/books for review: 1/5/5
Most-read August review: All the Light We Cannot See
Favorite August read: All the Light We Cannot See, with honorable mentions to The Lost and Interrupted

What was your favorite book in August?

                      The LostAll the Light We Cannot See Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity   


  1. Ah, you don't need something spectacular, like a holiday, to enjoy summer. I just love David's little reading nook!

    It looks like August was a great reading month for you. I always think of Autumn as great cosying down with a book time, however I've been quite slack on reading in September so far. Happy reading in September!
    Bits & Bobs

    1. The cushions don't stay on our sofa for long! They are either made into forts, reading nooks, or crash pads. :)

      September just started! I'm just you will read lots of great books this month.

  2. Who can remember August? I know it's only September 3rd, but August already feels like a lifetime ago. I just finished reading The Quick. You're right; it did read fast. But I'm not sure I loved the way it ended. Still, it was a fun read. Thanks for the rec!

    1. September does feel like a very definitive break, doesn't it?? But the weird thing is that the weather around here is finally feeling like August!

      I'm glad you read it. I felt like the story switched focus and then switched back again at the end. It felt to me like a ploy for a sequel instead of necessary for the story.

  3. You had a great month with several much-loved books and several other very good ones; that's success! I'm sure your kids will remember this summer as one of fun family time together.

    Once we took our kids-- when little-- to a friend's primitive cabin for a few days. The first day they whined about no toys, the next few they played with pebbles, twigs, leaves, and acorns and made fairy houses! We should take direction from our kids and unplug and relax-- and enjoy the moment-- more than we actually do now!

    1. That's true! It's easy to forget that kids don't need the fancy vacations and camps. They just need some time off from school to relax and play! :)