reading recap: august 2015

monthly recap imageI had a great month of reading, a couple of perfect summer reads, a couple of re-reads, some action-adventure, some darkness, some hope.

august recap

I enjoyed all of these books, and they were so varied in tone and subject matter it’s hard to pick a favorite. Maybe I’ll say An Untamed State by a hair. America: The Audiobook and Rob Delaney‘s memoir were perfect for our road trip a few weeks ago. We Are Water was an indulgent family drama for me, and The Long Walk and Jurassic Park were great for high summer. I hardly ever re-read but this month I had two: the Delaney and Jurassic Park.

The Long Walk was my 50th book read in 2015! I didn’t exactly expect to hit that milestone this early, we still have a quarter of the year to go. My 50 Book Pledge shelf says I’m on pace for 75 total in 2015. I have a couple chunksters in the queue so I likely won’t make it more than maybe 60… we’ll see! I’d be happy with any number, really 🙂

What did you read in August? What are you looking forward to next?

6 thoughts on “reading recap: august 2015

  1. My August reads were: The Stolen Child (Keith Donohue), Winter’s Journey (Kathryn Meyer Griffith), Ready Player One (Ernest Cline), Everyone Dies at the End (Riley Westbrook), Seveneves (Neal Stephenson), Seeing Evil (Jason Parent), Centuries of June (Donohue again), A Time of Demons and Angels (Meyer Griffith again), The Long Earth (Pratchett/Baxter), Zombie Makers: Stories of the undead (Rebecca L. Johnson), Symbiont (Mira Grant), Old Man’s War (John Scalzi), Year Zero (Rob Reid), Solaris (Stanislaw Lem), Ashes of the World (Boyd Craven), The Fold (Peter Clines), The World Burns (Boyd Craven), Monster Story (AJ Coonley), and The Boy Who Drew Monsters (Donohue again).

    Holy crap..just typing those out made me realize I really shouldn’t feel bad for not reading that much this August. Read more than I thought I did!!

    My TBR / In progress list is: Tesla, The Knife of Never Letting Go, Gone, Ancillary Sword, and Hunter.

  2. I read and enjoyed Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. I wonder if I’d enjoy We Are Water as well. I’ve got An Untamed State on my (never-ending) to read list. Looking forward to it.

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