Books: August 2010 [Recap]

Books Completed in August:

  1. My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
  2. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (audio)
  3. Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky
  4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (audio) (reread)
  5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (audio) (reread)
  6. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (audio) (reread)
  8. The Vampire Diaries: Dark Reunion by LJ Smith
  9. Dracula by Bram Stoker

Look at that. I almost reviewed everything (ignoring Harry Potter which I will do as one big audio post).

Favorite: My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
Least Favorite: The Vampire Diaries: Dark Reunion by LJ Smith

I think 9 books might be a new record for me (although if I’d noticed I was so close , I certainly would have tried for double digits). Part of this accomplishment is due to some easy, quick reads (let’s face it, that’s not really an impressive list) but a lot of it has to do with the 4 audiobooks I read. I’ve been flying through the Harry Potter books faster than other audios partly because I simply love Harry Potter and partly because I am finally maximizing my audio time. I’m not just listening in the car anymore. I’m listening when I get ready in the morning, when I’m cooking and cleaning, and when I have a headache and it’s the only thing I can bear to do. You can argue all you want that listening is not the same thing as reading, but I’m finishing MORE BOOKS, people. And that’s something.

Think I can hit 10 in September?

So, how was your reading month? What was your favorite book?

7 thoughts on “Books: August 2010 [Recap]

  1. Tamara September 3, 2010 / 9:56 am


    You took spanish in HS, right?? I’ve been enjoying attempts at reading Harry Potter en espanol- it’s actually really fun! A little harder of a read then I’m ready for, but that’s what translation websites were created for 🙂

    Have you read The Book Thief or The Gargoyle? Those are my two favorite books of all time…


    • Michelle September 3, 2010 / 10:04 am

      I think you may know more Spanish than me. I got the first HP in Spanish thinking that it would be a good way to brush up since I knew the book so well. I don’t think I made it past the first chapter. I’d love to be able to do it though.

      The Book Thief has been on my list forever. I really need to actually sit down and read it. I haven’t read The Gargoyle either. I’ll check it out.

      Thanks for the comment – I love when “real” people stop by.


  2. Michelle September 4, 2010 / 9:18 am

    You had a great month! I’m not quite sure how many I read in August but I suspect it wasn’t as many as this 🙂


  3. Dominique September 6, 2010 / 6:58 pm

    Nine including one classic! Great month! 🙂


  4. Alita September 8, 2010 / 5:26 pm

    I love that you had such a Potter-filled August! I just finished my reread of the series. Deathly Hallows = SOBS. I’m thinking next time around I’m going to try the audio versions.

    My favourite book from August was, hands down, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.


    • Alita September 8, 2010 / 5:28 pm

      I don’t know why I always look so sad when I comment here – I’m really not, honest. Except that Deathly Hallows thing. I that case, this automated avatar fits perfect. It just needs tear-stained cheeks.


      • Michelle September 8, 2010 / 5:29 pm

        You need a gravatar.

        Otherwise you get a monster. I don’t know why it always gives you the sad monster though.


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