Sorry I’ve been so scarce lately. I’ve only been feeling like a human for 2 days. Then I had to play catch up on all the things that I haven’t been doing since the surgery.
But now, I shall tell you what I read in August. If you’re dying for an opinion on a book I didn’t review on my blog, I will be happy to give it to you.
1. Jane Austen and Her Times 1775-1817 – I think I did discuss this one. Somewhere. Anyway, it was written in 1905 and was still relevant, except there were some parts that asserted things I know have now been found to be false.
2. The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall – I really liked this one. A man’s memories are being eaten by a conceptual shark. And he has a cat named Ian.
3. Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him by Danielle Ganek – This one made me want to go out and look at art. I’ll go to Shanna’s house.
4. The Road by Cormac McCarthy – Post-apocalyptic journey novel.
5. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen – I had to force myself through all the horrible cruelty, but the surprise ending was amazing.
6. The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay – I still think about this one occasionally. Especially the transvestite cashier. A girl from Tasmania comes to New York and works in a used bookstore with a weird set of staff members.
7. Number9Dream by David Mitchell – I picked this one up because I LOVED Black Swan Green. This one is very Japanese. A man goes to Tokyo to try to find his father and gets tangled up in Yakuza gangs. He also meets some really great people.
8. Nerd Girl Rocks Paradise City by Anne Thomas Soffee – I still love this book, even though this time it seemed a little more depressing than I remembered it.
9. Project Paris by Lisa Barham – I read this one while I was stuck on my back with my leg up after my surgery. It was perfect for someone whose brain was really not ready for full engagement.
10. Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach – I bought this the day we got back from our trip to the haunted hotel. I wasn’t terribly impressed.
11. Summer Reading by Helma Wolitzer – It takes place on Southampton Island. One character hosts a book club at her house for fancy summer folk. One character is the discussion leader for said book club. One character is a maid for the first character. The books the book club read factor into all these characters’ personal struggles.
Fiction – 7
YA Fiction – 1
Non fiction – 3
Male Authors – 4
Female Authors – 7