The Sunday Salon: August Books Recap [9.4.11]

Are we enjoying the long weekend? After the craziness that was last weekend’s trip up to Michigan, I am in dire need of it. This week did somehow turn out to be uber-productive in the reading realm. I finished FIVE books. Which is crazy talk in my world. I also wrote a few reviews – shocking, I know.

AND…notice anything different around here? Even though I really liked my old theme, I’ve been contemplating a change for a little while. After a little push from a friend, I found a theme I love. It really didn’t even take that much tweaking to become what you see now. Let me know what you think in the comments.

But let’s talk about August. I finished ten books this month: 7 print and 3 audio. Again, kind of crazy talk.

August 2011

  1. Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen
  2. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and and Margaret Stohl (audio)
  3. Vaclav and Lena by Haley Tanner
  4. Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell (audio)
  5. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
  6. Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
  7. Earth (the Audiobook): A Visitors Guide to the Human Race
  8. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  9. Deadline by Mira Grant (audio)
  10. The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson

I loved so many of these but my favorite book was probably Vaclav and Lena. My least favorite was Unfamiliar Fishes.

What was the best book you read in August?

13 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: August Books Recap [9.4.11]

  1. Sandy September 4, 2011 / 9:53 am

    Love the look…very clean and organized! Let’s see, August. I had a rockin’ August, at least when it came to the book I reviewed (books reviewed in August were most likely read in July but oh well). What Alice Forgot, Faith, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Bossypants, and Clara & Mr. Tiffany were all five star reads for me. Am I getting loose in my old age, or what? I loved all of these books. It certainly made for a hell of a summer.


    • Michelle September 4, 2011 / 4:55 pm

      It is wonderful that you loved all of these books. Faith is one of my favorite summer reads, for sure.


  2. Cassandra September 4, 2011 / 9:55 am

    Best book of August? Wow. I had three that I really, really, really liked. I’ve already reviewed Ready Player One (probably the biggest surprise of summer for me – Loved it!) and I adored both Domestic Violets and The Night Circus. I still need to review them both. I’m not sure how many I read for the whole month, but I was pretty proud of myself for doing 6 in 7 days during my one completely off week. That was a good feeling!


    • Michelle September 4, 2011 / 4:54 pm

      I requested the audiobook for Ready Player One – i have heard so many good things. I loved Domestic Violets and I am still waiting on my copy of The Night Circus – when will it get here?!


  3. Sarah September 4, 2011 / 10:10 am

    I do like the new look 🙂

    I really need to read those Mira Grant book, they look good! Hope you enjoyed it.


  4. Helen Murdoch September 4, 2011 / 10:24 am

    I really like the new look, it feels cheery! I keep meaning to read Skipping a Beat, it’s been on my TBR shelf for so long now!


  5. zibilee September 4, 2011 / 11:38 am

    You did have a really good week this time around! My best book of August would have had to have been A Discovery of Witches, but there were a few other highlights as well. I do think a few were stinkers though, which was not at all pleasant to suffer through. I also love the new look. It’s simple and uncomplicated, but also very pretty, and I love the color scheme! Very nice choice!


    • Michelle September 4, 2011 / 4:53 pm

      I have the audio of A Discovery of Witches. Glad you enjoyed it. Sorry you had some stinkers. That’s never fun.


  6. Debbie Rodgers September 5, 2011 / 3:11 pm

    I read some decent books in August, but nothing that grabbed me as all-out-great.

    The best of the lot was the non-fiction A Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, The Royal Society and the Birth of the Modern World by Edward Dolnick. I gave it 4.5 stars.


  7. Michelle September 5, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    Best book in August? VLAD: THE LAST CONFESSION was pretty darn awesome, but so was THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO. I don’t think I could choose between the two.

    You read some amazing books this month. I can’t wait to see what you think about SKIPPING A BEAT and DIVERGENT.


  8. Michelle September 11, 2011 / 1:29 pm

    The new theme looks great! You read some fantastic books. I see some of my favorite YA titles in this batch. 🙂


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