Happy long weekend, everyone! Can you believe summer is ending? I’m so not ready for fall yet. I got a lot of reading done this month, but I hit a major blogging slump. I’ve been reading some great books, but I’m just not feeling any motivation to sit down and write about them. Hopefully the cooler weather of September will get me back in the groove!
The Fever by Megan Abbot
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
Neverhome by Laird Hunt
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory
This month: 3,120
This year: 18,316
Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides. Compelling non-fiction that reads like a novel, this book tells the story of an 1860s naval expedition attempting to reach the North Pole. It’s full of fascinating facts, rich characters, and mortal peril.
Virgin by Radhika Sanghani. Following a British university student as she tries to cash in her V-card, this light-hearted, entertaining novel discusses all the gross/sexy things no one talks about.
We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas. This sprawling epic follows the Irish American O’Leary family as they move upward in society. However, matriarch Eileen’s ambition can’t protect the family from the ravages of disease.
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. A young woman in 17th century Amsterdam receives an ornate cabinet house from her new husband. When she enlists a miniaturist to create furnishings for the miniature house, she gets more than she bargained for. This debut novel, which has a delightfully creepy tone, was one of my favorites this year.
I’m really looking forward to September! It looks like a crazy amazing month for new books, and I’m excited to dive deeper into my galley shelf. I’m also planning on participating in the More Diverse Universe reading challenge; I love that a new challenge is encouraging people to read more diversely.
What did you read in August? Any plans for September?