Month In Review

Another month of staying indoors as much as possible. Did any of you do any book shopping this weekend? It was Independent Bookstore Day and a couple of our indie bookstores are now open for curbside pick-up or limited in person shopping. I really wanted to go but decided I would do some shopping via instead. So I’ll tell you what I got when my books arrive.

I started August with high hopes of reading a lot for the Women In Translation and Spanish Lit month and unfortunately I didn’t do that great but sometimes that happens.

Let’s talk about what I did read in August: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosely, This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber, A Killer in King’s Cove by Iona Whishaw, and Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor; translated by Sophie Hughes.

I thought all books were good but Hurricane Season was amazing. I may not have read all the International Booker shortlisted books (The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree was really good too) and have to say I was a bit let down that Hurricane Season was not the winner.

One good thing this month was that I was able to do a few write ups of books I’ve read this year. Hopefully more to come soon.

I’m very excited about September for various reasons. One, hopefully our temperatures start to go down as it’s way too hot to even step outside to enjoy any walks or garden work. I am taking a couple of days off from work later this week to just relax and read. Finally, in case you haven’t heard, there’s a little reading event coming up that I know you all are excited about. More on that in my next post.

I hope you have a great week ahead and let me know if you have some reading plans for September.

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