Monthly Round-up: August 2017

Whew. August was a crazy month! The 20 Books of Summer 2017 reading challenge ends on September 3, which means I’ve got four books to finish reading in a short amount of time. Is it the weekend yet?

Books Reviewed:

  1. The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley
  2. Roverandom by J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. Sleep Donation by Karen Russell

Books Read:

  1. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  2. The Terra-Cotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri
  3. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  4. Hungry Hill by Daphne du Maurier

Current State of the TBR:

  • Kindle Titles: 76 (includes rereads)
  • Paperback Titles: 178 (includes rereads)
  • NetGalley Queue: 14
Keen observers (creepy people?) may notice my TBR has surged a little. I sold some books to a used bookshop and picked up the following ten books for $7.11. That averages to seventy-one cents per book!! 😀

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe


The Sea by John Banville


Mao II by Don DeLillo


Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle


The Big Sky by A.B. Guthrie, Jr.


The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith


The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson


A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler


Snow by Orhan Pamuk


Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

3 Comments on “Monthly Round-up: August 2017

    • I notice that I find a lot of literary fiction there in the summer. Some books still have price tags from when students bought them from their university bookstore and some look as if they haven’t been read at all… haha. 🙂

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