Month in Review

It’s time to wrap up another month. I’m happy to report that August was a much better reading month and overall a good month. I am getting back into blogging a bit more. I got a chance to visit with one of my best friends who was in town, my mom is continuing to make progress and the 100+ temps we experienced for 68 days of the summer are now gone! It’s still hot but hopefully we’ve seen the last of those temps.

Anyway, let’s talk books. I finished 6 books in August, two of which were carryovers from July. Those carryovers were, Everything We Didn’t Say by Nicole Baart and The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman.

For August I challenged myself to only read translated books written by women for Women in Translation Month. I read four books: Elena Knows by Claudia Piñeiro, translated by Frances Riddle; Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan, translated by Diane Johnson; The Golden Cage by Camilla Läckberg, translated by Neil Smith; and The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami, translated by Allison Markin Powell.

I enjoyed most of the books but Elena Knows was definitely the standout. An amazing story that I’ve continued to think about and I encourage you to check it out if you haven’t yet.

I’m excited about a new month and hopefully being able to go outdoors a bit more and enjoy nature and books. I’ve also already got my eye on  the most awaited reading event of the fall – spooky season anyone? I hope you guys had a great month and lots of good books. Let me know if you had any 5-star reads or what you thought of your reading month.

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