Monday, August 1, 2016

My month in review July 2016


The Month in Review meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. Normally I read much more nonfiction than fiction, and the only reason I've been 50/50 the last few years is because of my two book clubs. But lately, I've found myself gravitating towards fiction. It's easier to lose myself in, I don't have to think as much, and it just reads faster (if it's good.)

Books completed this month:
August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
Unearthly Things by Michelle Gagnon
The Clancys of Queens: A Memoir by Tara Clancy
The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's Game by Edward Achorn
Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin by Hampton Sides
The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood
Maud's Line by Margaret Verble

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
Dead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation's Leaders by Brady Carlson
Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What You Should and Shouldn't Cook from Scratch -- Over 120 Recipes for the Best Homemade Foods by Jennifer Reese
Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell

What I acquired this month:
Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard for free from the publisher through a raffle!

The Clancys of Queens: A Memoir by Tara Clancy
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
These two I got free at a private event for booksellers in the NY/NJ area where the authors appeared.

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty I got free from a friend who works at the publisher.

On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks
Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What You Should and Shouldn't Cook from Scratch -- Over 120 Recipes for the Best Homemade Foods by Jennifer Reese
Finally, these two I bought. They are both for both me and my husband. The cookbook we initially checked out of the library but he decided we had to own it.

Overall, book acquisition not out of control, and book purchases very much under control.

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