Monday, September 01, 2014

Month in Review: August 2014

How is it September already? I feel like the summer was just starting the other day and yet fall will be here before we know it...I do have to say, I love the fall - the crisp, cool days, the changing leaves - I just hope we have a fall season before we move into winter! There are a ton of books coming out this fall and I'm hoping my reading time allows for me to get them all in...although, right now I'm trying to get caught up in Ken Follet's Century trilogy. I finished the first book, Fall of Giants this weekend and will be starting the second book sometime this week so that I can read the third and final book when it comes out next week. Of course, these books are all quite long - at least 900+ pages each, so they take a while to read. But, if the next two are anything like the first, the pages just fly by!

Here are my reading stats for August! 

  • Books read:  12

Books I read: 
  1. A Nantucket Christmas -- Nancy Thayer (audio book)
  2. The Good Girl -- Mary Kubica
  3. Nantucket Sisters -- Nancy Thayer (audio book)
  4. Butternut Summer -- Mary McNear
  5. Season of the Dragonflies -- Sarah Creech
  6. Hard Knocks -- Lori Foster (e-book)
  7. After I'm Gone --Laura Lippman
  8. Three Story House -- Courtney Miller Santo
  9. The Cuckoo's Calling -- Robert Galbraith (audio book)
  10. No Limits -- Lori Foster
  11. Delicious! -- Ruth Reichl (audio book)
  12. Fall of Giants -- Ken Follett

Favorite Books of August:  

  • The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

2014 Challenge Update: 

  •  You Read How Many Books Reading Challenge -- Books read: 108/150
  •  Library Books Reading Challenge -- Books read: 13/50
  •  Mount TBR Reading Challenge -- Books read: 4/36
  •  Review Pile Books Reading Challenge -- Books read: 0/10
  •  Netgalley Reading Challenge -- Books read: 22/15 (COMPLETED)
  •  First Reads Reading Challenge -- Books read: 30/26 (COMPLETED)
  •  Quick Fix Fiction Reading Challenge -- Books read: 24/15 (COMPLETED)
  •  Chunkster Reading Challenge -- Books read: 3/5
  •  E-books Challenge -- Books read: 36/25 (COMPLETED)
  •  Historical Fiction Challenge -- Books read: 9/25
  •  Nonfiction Reading Challenge -- Books read: 1/5
  •  Finish the Series Fiction Challenge -- Series completed: 0/4 + 1
  •  Audio Book Challenge -- Books listened to: 31/25 (COMPLETED)


  1. It feels like we got just a glimpse of summer on it's way out. Hard to believe it is September. The Good Girl is on my TBR pile.

  2. I thought Fall of Giants was awesome, I actually listened to it. here is my recap:


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