Monthly Recap Time!
- 10 books; 87 for the year (1 book cover not included above – a pie cookbook)
- 1548 pages, ~14 hours | 19333 total pages, 186 hours
- Hardcovers – 1, 5 Tradebacks, 0 eBooks, 4 Audiobooks (though 3 would likely be the equivalent of a magazine article?!)
- 3 from the Library, 2 purchased from an Indie Bookstore, 1 Audible Credit and 3 more Included with Audible Membership, 1 gift
My favorite was … I don’t have a favorite this month! I can tell you that I voted for Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch for my TOB Summer Camp favorite. And I really did like Housekeeping – it was SO unique! and I really enjoyed Jess Walter’s The Financial Lives of the Poets… Black Gold, too, was a pleasant listen.
I gave 2 slices to The Orphan Collector but left the rating blank on goodreads because I just can’t figure out what didn’t work. I only know that I experienced that “blech, I don’t want to read this” feeling. Maybe it is a coconut book.
Locations and travels:
- early 1600s Germany EKYMiaW
- the Pacific Northwest (specifics unknown, 2 books: TFLotP and Housekeeping)
- Georgia and the Olympics (basketball, Black Gold)
- the future I,Autohouse
- early 1900s Philadelphia TOC
- 1970s NYC IBSCT
- on tour with Sting, but mostly England
“If you look steadily into that unblinking blue, into that pinpoint at the center of the eye, you discover a bottomless cruelty, a viciousness, cold and icy.
… if you do exist in the unbelievably frozen winter which lives behind that eye, you are marked, marked, marked.”If beale street could talk
UPDATE on #20BooksofSummer:
- I finished a total of 27 book-books (kicked out the kids books, short audiobooks, and the cookbook)
- I read 18 of the original 20 books I wanted to read June/July/Aug
- The two from my original list I did not get to:
- Up in the Air by Walter Kirn
- Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Pie was mentioned in four of this month’s reads. Sweetie pie, a pie seller thrown in jail, all sorts of good fond pie mentions in Housekeeping, and a shop that sold pie and sandwiches. YUM.
August 20 is Chocolate Pecan Pie Day, August 24 is Peach Pie Day; I don’t know if Plum Tart has a day but I had plums on hand so… I made a mini Plum Tart.
What was YOUR favorite book of August?
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4 thoughts on “Update August 2021 in Review with Note on #20BooksofSummer”
I think my favorite book of August was the one I finished last night: Seven Days in June by Tia Williams. But I read lots of good 4-star books in August!
Just added 7 Days to my tbr. Thanks for the rec.
Chocolate pecan pie day? If only I had known! I have been craving an apple pie lately. I must talk to spouse about making me one.
87 book so far this year? Wow!
If you are on Instagram, check out #CaresPieShow for more! Sept 15 is Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie Day.
I should hit 100 books for the year; maybe in September! yikes.