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Friday, September 1, 2017

My Month in Review: August

The Month in Review meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

I note the non-Macmillan books in this post with a star.

I have crossed the 100 books mark! I've only done that a couple of times in my life and NEVER in August, always in December. So how high will I go? It's kind of daunting/scary to think about it. Who knew that I could read this many books? Granted, I am reading a lot of YA and Middle grade (and in fact, I'm even reading a lot of Early Readers and Picture books, but I'm not counting those in my number.) But I've always read some children's books. And the number of audiobooks (also already a new record) is additionally upping my overall number. I had a goal this season that between May-Aug I would read 75 books on my Winter 2018 list (and that number does include both picture books and early readers) and I DID IT!

Books completed this month:
Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer (audio) *
It's All a Game: The History of Board Games from Monopoly to Settlers of Catan by Tristan Donovan
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
Hazy Bloom and the Tomorrow Power by Jennifer Hamburg
The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater by Alanna Okun
This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett (audio) *
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling (audio) *

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller *
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan (audio) *

What I acquired this month (non-work books): 
It's a little ironic that when I finally got a decent job, and when I spend half my working days in bookstores, I no longer need to buy books. Of course that's mostly because I no longer have time to read non-work books and I can get any book I want from the 5th largest publisher for free. But I think in a year or so I'll go back to supporting bookstores better.

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