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Thursday, September 1, 2016

My month in review August 2016

The Month in Review meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. I am finally starting to settle in at my new job at Soho Press, and at home where we are no longer changing addresses and chasing down errant bills. But because of the steep learning curve at any new job, I'm not going to push myself too much, and this year I'm only aiming for 2 Soho book per month. Next year I might read more but it won't as much of a strain. I did a lot towards catching up this month! My cruise was terrific along with a wonderful library. As a huge book dork, I tracked down staff to notify them of the two books that were shelved and cataloged incorrectly. Oliver Sacks in fiction and Jojo Moyes in nonfiction! Yikes!

Books completed this month:
Wobble To Death by Peter Lovesey
Who Watcheth by Helene Tursten
Raising the Barre: Big Dreams, False Starts, and My Midlife Quest to Dance the Nutcracker by Lauren Kessler
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes by Alexandra Horowitz
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell
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
Dead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation's Leaders by Brady Carlson

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters With Extraordinary People by Susan Orlean
All the Winters After by Seré Prince Halverson
Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell

What I acquired this month:
The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams
for free from a friend who works at the publisher!

1 comment:

Kathryn T said...

When you are so busy it is amazing how much you got read! Laughed at the out of category books, I saw one in my local bookshop that was shelved in the wrong place but I didn't think of pointing it out! I wish I had!