August Reading / Life
- Overall, my August reading wasn’t quite as high quality as July. But I read nine books, which I’m kind of shocked about since the Olympics were completely taking over my brain!
- The blog briefly morphed from book-focused to all things Olympics with my Best of 2016 Olympic Swimming recap, Olympic Figures That Would Make Intriguing Book Characters, and 8 Books About the Olympics posts. Thanks to all you non-Olympics obsessed bookworms for tolerating my side passion!
- And, the Olympics of course inspired some of my August book/audio choices: Off Balance by 1996 Olympic gymnast Dominique Moceanu (audiobook) and You Are An Ironman by Jacques Steinberg, both solid sports books.
- Reading highlights from this month were Dear Mr. M, which kicked off my September releases with a bang, The Hopefuls, which was one of my top summer 2016 reads, and American Heiress, which hit home just how crazy the Patty Hearst kidnapping story actually was.
- My only real disappointment was How I Became A North Korean.
Best Book of the Month
Dear Mr. M by Herman Koch (September 6, 2016)
Fiction, 416 Pages
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September Releases I’m Excited About
Top Backlist Books on my “To Be Read” List
Most Popular August Posts
Favorite Posts by Fellow Bloggers
- I identified with a couple of Beth Fish Reads’ Confessions of a Book Nerd (particularly numbers 2, 3 and 7).
- I also identified with many of Wendy at Taking the Long Way Home’s reasons why she runs (i.e. “endorphins for mom” and “time alone to sort things out in my head”). Granted, sometimes I mix biking and swimming in with the running.
- I wish I’d discovered the Summer Olympics book tag early enough to participate…next Olympiad for sure!
- I loved Ann at Books on the Table’s commentary (and accompanying book recommendations) inspired by Edan Lepucki’s 2014 article asking “Are you a page-turner or a page-hugger?”
- Finally, seeing Katie at Doing Dewey’s discussion about unlikeable characters was serendipitous after reading Herman Koch’s latest novel!