Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Monthly Roundup - August 2011

I hope all those caught up in Irene's path are safe and well and not too much destruction to clear up.

Another month gone - this year seems to be flying by. I haven't done as much book blogging as usual because I've been giving a good deal of my spare time to the family research and making an effort to actually write about it. I've managed a few reviews but have cut back on memes because of the time the networking takes.
Of course, there's always time for reading!

Books read in August = 12

Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly
Death on a Galician Shore by Domingo Villar
Prisoner of the Inquisition by Theresa Breslin (at Royal Reviews)
Before I go to Sleep by M J Watson
Gillespie and I by Jane Harris
Corrag by Susan Fletcher
Hanging Hill by Mo Hayder
The Roots of Betrayal by James Forrester
Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton
The Quarry by Johan Theorin 
Taboo by Casey Hill
The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian

Library books - 10
E-books - 2
DNF - none - that's good!
From my shelf - none - that's bad!

The Shantaram readalong  ended during the month and I did manage to finish it. It's a wonderful book but very intense and I'm actually glad I read it as a readalong and could have a break between each part. I don't really want to review it but hope at some point to write up a few thoughts - when I find the time.

Looking ahead to September

Thrill Week - 1 - 8 September - hosted by Marce this will be a fun week focused on the crime/suspense/thriller genre - lots of giveaways so if you have't already hop on over to Marce's and check it out. Lots of giveaways and I'll be having one here so be sure to watch for that.

The RIP Challenge coming up in September/October so I'll be giving some thought to what to read. I've saved up a few from last years book fair to start with including:
Dracula by Bram Stoker - it really is time I read this.
The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
Still Life by Joe Donnelly
The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill

The book fair is an annual charity event so I need to go through my shelves and sort out the books I want to donate - and make room for the ones I'll be bringing home this year. Unfortunately I haven't read half of last years yet - very bad!

Wishing everyone a great September with many wonderful books to read.


  1. 12 books is awesome! I am looking forward to RIP also.

  2. You had a decent month! Happy September reading!

  3. lola - the RIP is always good fun.

    fredamans/Linda - thanks for dropping by. It was good reading month.