I really can’t say enough good things about the books I read in August. To try and pick a favorite from this list is nearly impossible, so I’m totally bending the rules and picking an entire series. Here’s a look back at what was on deck for August…
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
*Paw and Order by Spencer Quinn (I added this one at the last minute)
A friend recommended Still Life with Breadcrumbs because as a photographer she knew it would resonate and she was spot on. In fact, I’ve got a special blog post planned based on this book later this month. And Paw and Order is my favorite series of books written from a dog’s perspective, so I can’t leave them off of the “great” list. I love the Chet & Bernie mysteries, and if you’re a dog lover I highly recommend. So, like I said earlier, it was an amazing month of reading. I’m going to give the All Souls Trilogy my top honors for the month but just know that every other book on the list was a very, very close 2nd place.
So, on to September! There’s a thing going around on Facebook where people are listing the top 10 books that have “stuck” with them and so far two of my friends have listed The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffeneger. Hello, time travel! How have I not read this? So, here we go…
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffeneger
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst
Syren by Angie Sage (Septimus Heap #5)
Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim Federle
And as usual, I love recommendations, so please keep them coming!