What Are You Reading This August?

Normally, Kim has the pleasure of telling all of our readers what she has planned for the month and shares new finds and recent releases with you.  This month, I figured that I’d let you know what I’m going to be reading!  Currently, I’m almost finished with Marsha Cornelius’ Losing It All, and I plan on starting Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes next.  We had the pleasure of meeting Morgan at an event at R. J. Julia (read about it here), so I’m excited to finally get a chance to clear my schedule and read her work.

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So, that brings us to you, readers.  What do you have planned for this month (even though it’s halfway over already!)  As the summer winds down and we find ourselves coming inside from the long summer nights, we’re entering prime reading time.  So, get ready for the cooler nights and curl up with a good book (and tell us about it!)

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21 thoughts on “What Are You Reading This August?

  1. Currently I’m working on Divergent by Veronica Roth and Walden. It’s a weird combo, but it’s working out. They’re so vastly different that juggling them is no problem at all. After those two (probably carrying well into next month) I’m going to mount another attempt on David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest.

  2. I’m about to start “Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever” by Bill O’Reilly” and have to pick up my copy of “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by JK Rowling” at my Courier tomorrow. 🙂

  3. I’m starting ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ for the second time as I believe it is an iconic piece of American literature and it has one of the favourite fictional characters of all time: Atticus Finch

    • I recently read this! it is amazing, and i’m just so relieved more than anything else right now to have completed it, in the sense that I know I haven’t missed out a fantastic piece of literature! 🙂

  4. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann, I’m enjoying it but not absolutely loving it! I’m going to try No Country for Old Men next even though I’m a bit apprehensive about the violence level.

  5. I actually just finished “The Birth of the Half Elves” by H. L. Watson, and wrote a review about it on my blog. Found out that the book is part of Elven Age Sage and so for the rest of August I plan on reading his next books.

  6. I have an extensive reading list, but I just finished Revenge Wears Prada. I’m currently reading The Cuckoo’s Calling and am part way through Emma by Jane Austen. That is my August list.

  7. I have just finished reading ‘One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich’ by Solzhenitsyn – which was absolutely fantastic – and am now nearing the end of ‘The Slave’ by Isaac Beshivis Singer, which is also an extremely intriguing and captivating novel, filled with all the eloquence, and twists and turns that I have come to expect from Singer!

  8. I just finished reading Game of Thrones and re-reading Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Now I’ve moved on to Dr. Zhivago. It’s a book that’s been on my bookshelf for years but I never took the time to read, in fact I forgot it was even there. I am a very slow reader so I’ll be working on this one for a while.

  9. Reading Inferno by Dan Brown. I downloaded samples of it and The Cuckoo’s Calling, and thought Inferno was more interesting out of the blocks. I’m a big fan of Ms. Rowling though, and hope to get to The Cuckoo’s Cslling next!

  10. I’m reading “A Short History of Nearly Everything.” by Bill Bryson. Its my first non-fiction read in quite a long time and wrapping my head around actual facts is interesting, but a little dull when compared to the comedic fantasy i was reading prior. It is good to learn a little bit about tangible things rather than the imagined.

  11. I’m reading “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell. I have been stuck in dystopian fiction for quite some time as I am reading young adult novels to create book talks for my high school students. However, I know that I have a few readers that will love Gladwell’s ideas on how success has more to do with when and where you were born, how the Hatfields and the McCoys family feud was not an isolated quarrel in Kentucky, and how being a person from humble means is almost better in ensuring a successful career in the future then being from a wealthy family.

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