What are we reading in August?

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What are we reading in August?

Ago 2, 3:27pm

Happy August, everyone! I'm currently reading News of the World by Paulette Jiles, and so far it's definitely living up to the hype! What are you reading this month?

Ago 2, 3:43pm

I'm ready a really witty, clever ebook by Rhys Bowen, Her Royal Spyness which is book #1 of a mystery series.

I'm listening to Medicus a historical fiction book about a "doctor" in ancient Rome. Also, very good!

Ago 2, 3:45pm

Hi Christina!
I'm halfway through Waters Luminous and Deep by Meredith Ann Pierce.
I plan to read 2 female author SFF this month for the KIT.
Aftermath by Ann Aguirre and The Echo Wife by Sarah Galley
I do want to re-read Dune by Frank Herbert before December but I don't know if it will be this month or not.

Ago 2, 5:50pm

Today I started and finished Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, thus doubling the number of plays I've read this year (I had read only one so far).

Ago 2, 6:10pm

I just finished Closed Circles by Viveca Sten which was a hold over from July and I'm trying to finish Relativity by Antonia Hayes for my book club on Wednesday. Then Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books by Cathy Rentzenbrink and Divorce Horse by Craig Johnson will claim my attention.

Ago 3, 2:56am

I'm reading Jerusalem with a set of short stories that are all sporting mysteries on the side settling scores
Listening to Shakespearean

I might be giving the CATs and challenges a miss this month and trying to make progress with the might tomb that is Jerusalem. At over 500 pages read I'm still not yet at half way.

Ago 3, 8:50pm

Finished The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford that I absolutely loved. Not what I expected, better!

Ago 3, 9:23pm

I just finished Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates and I'm having a hard time with the idea of reading something else. Luckily, The Turnout by Megan Abbott just arrived in my mailbox and might be just the thing.

Ago 7, 2:28pm

I'm starting a historical mystery, Lady Takes the Case by Eliza Casey.

Ago 7, 6:58pm

Juggling a couple of medical books: The Icepick Surgeon, Sam Kean's latest; and The Medicine Book, published by DK.

Ago 7, 8:07pm

I've started a Noir Anthology and (so far) it is really, really good!
A Century of Noir

Editado: Ago 9, 12:07am

I've finished The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka and am now reading Lady into Fox, the 1922 winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

ETA Finished Lady into Fox, which is short, and have started The Far Cry by Emma Smith, another James Tait Black winner.

Ago 9, 10:16am

I was craving a fun, undemanding re-read, so I picked up In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins. It's a page-turner, but I don't think it will remain on my keeper shelves.

Ago 9, 10:48am

I’m having fun reading Exit.

Ago 10, 4:43pm

Currently I am reading a police thriller with Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer, and I am about to start a historical novel entitled Tomato Rhapsody.

Ago 12, 10:28am

I read the graphic novel Flight of the Raven by Jean-Pierre Gibrat in a single night, and I've also just finished The Velocipede Races by Emily June Street. Trying to decide what to read next!

Ago 15, 1:22pm

I've been on a re-reading kick lately, and it's been fun revisiting books I read and enjoyed in the past. Recent re-reads include First & Then by Emma Mills, They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie, and The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig.

Ago 15, 2:12pm

I read Yesterday by Juan Emar. Surreal is the best description.

Ago 15, 2:36pm

Just started Monkey Beach, by Eden Robinson.

Ago 15, 4:27pm

I'm reading Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker.

Ago 15, 4:52pm

Since I was last here, I've read Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman, As the Crow Flies by Craig Johnson and It's Not About the Tapas by Polly Evans. I'm still reading Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books by Cathy Rentzenbrink and have started Shut Your Eyes Tight by John Verdon.

Ago 15, 6:46pm

I keep forgetting this thread - apologies.
I've completed:
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
A Century of Noir edited by Mickey Spillane
Aftermath by Ann Aquirre for the SFF KIT

Ago 16, 10:58am

I'm in the middle of another re-read, Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers. But my preorder of Lucy Parker's Battle Royal should be coming tomorrow, and I definitely plan to jump on that right away!

Ago 16, 1:53pm

I just finished Thorn by Intisar Khanani.

Ago 16, 2:32pm

Currently I am reading a YA survival story with The Island by Olivia Levez and a crime story set in Morocco entitled Bled Dry. Both these books are holding my attention.

Ago 18, 10:21pm

This morning I finished The Seven-Percent Solution, by Nicholas Meyer. An excellent Holmes pastiche.

In a change of pace, I moved to non-fiction: Memoirs of a Kamikaze, by Kazuo Odachi, translated by Shigeru Ota and Alexander Bennett.

Ago 20, 2:14pm

I'm currently reading Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn and greatly enjoying it so far!

Ago 21, 12:48pm

I am reading The French for Always by Fiona Valpy, a romance novel set in France and The River At Night by Erica Ferencik a thriller about a group of women on a river rafting trip.

Ago 21, 1:02pm

I finished Thunderstruck and was in the mood for more short stories, so I’m reading Difficult Women.

Ago 21, 4:30pm

I'm reading Stasiland by Anna Funder. It won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction (renamed the Baillie Gifford Prize).

Ago 21, 7:39pm

I'm reading The Round House by Louise Erdrich which is next up for my book club, American Sunrise by Joy Harjo and Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin.

Ago 21, 8:30pm

I just finished the utterly delightful Nonsense Novels, by Stephen Leacock, which was my pick for the January (!) RandomCAT. It did indeed make me LOL, so mission accomplished.

Ago 24, 5:02pm

If anyone is looking for prize-winning fluff for the September RandomCAT, I can recommend Emily Larkin's Ruining Miss Wrotham, which won the award for the Romance Writers of New Zealand Best Overall romance.

Ago 25, 2:56am

>33 pamelad: It is good to have some less 'serious' and potentially intimidating prize winners!


This is the list of winners from 2020 and previous for the Australian Romance Readers Awards.

Ago 26, 3:11am

Ever have that feeling that you wish you were not reading a particular book? Yup, that. I cannot say I'm going to be rating The Absolute Book very highly. It's a mess.

Ago 26, 8:45am

>35 Helenliz: I hope your next read is better!

I am determined to finish The Medicine Book, by DK Publishing, today. It's crammed full of information and has taken me weeks to read, but I've been really enjoying it. I'll definitely read more in this DK series, which is called Big Ideas Simply Explained.

Ago 26, 9:20am

I've just begun Corpse in a Gilded Cage by Robert Barnard, which has been on my shelves for a while. I'm not sure I'm really in the mood for it, but I've only read the first chapter so far, so time will tell. It's a short book, at least!

Ago 26, 10:56am

Now that I have finished The Medicine Book (from >36 rabbitprincess:), I'm switching to historical fiction: Ride with Me, by Thomas B. Costain. Hoping that being on vacation will help me get properly stuck in!