She's got the books that kill.

August TBR

Let's see if I can make lightning strike twice. Here's what I'm going to try to read in August.

Firstly I'm going to finish:

  • American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

  • Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson - This might be wishful thinking because it is over 600 pages, so you might be seeing this one for a few months.

  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich - This is the library book club book so this has to get done by August 5.

Next the ones that are for my Goodreads challenges:

  • Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford - Set in the 1920's and 1930's, it's about an orphan boy who thinks a movie actress is his mother. He and his friend leave the orphanage to find her.

  • The Jane Austen Illustrated Treasury by Rebecca Dickson - This is a fun little collection of letters and essays and stuff. It has envelopes with little notes and things tucked inside. Fun!

I have two book club books to read on top of the one I'm reading for the library meeting:

  • West With the Night by Beryl Markham - This is the memoir of the aviator and horse trainer and her life in Kenya in the 1920's and 1930's. I spy a trend of books set in this era. Hmmm.

  • The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker - This the library book club pick for September which meets September 1, so I have to get it read in August. Another one that takes place in the early twentieth century.

And now for my TBR jar pull. Drum roll please:

  • Opening Doors: Understanding College Reading by Joe Cortina and Janet Elder

I also have a few books on the way through the Mobius service I talked about it a previous post.

  • Buried in Books: A Reader's Anthology by Julie Rugg - I know nothing about this, but doesn't it sound heavenly?

  • Women Who Love Books Too Much: Bibliophiles, Bluestockings, and Prolific Pens from the Algonquin Hotel to the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Brenda Knight - Sounds like fun. Maybe. We'll see.


There are a few books I would like to try to get to for a minor Goodreads challenge. Even one of these would be excellent.

  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

  • Beautiful Creature by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

  • The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

  • Fables vol. 4 by Bill Willingham

  • The Borrower by Rebecca Makai

Hmm. Half of those are Young Adult novels. Another trend?

Ten books plus a few maybes. Can I do it?

What do you plan to read in August?

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