quick lit – next page, please {august 2019}

 

I read quite a bit in August and I am very happy about that.  I now have completed 34 books of my goal to read 39 this year so I am way ahead of schedule. Yay! Now I do need to get my rear into gear with the Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge 2019. I still have 6 out of 10 categories.  If anyone has suggestions for these, please let me know. The categories are: a Book I’ve Been Meaning to Read (I guess you can’t really help me with that one, except you could remind me of something I said that I was going to read here on the blog); a Book With a Gorgeous Cover; a Book In Translation; and a Book Published Before 1980. Thanks in advance.

Here’s what I Read in August.

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Currently Reading

  • Code Name Hélène: A Novel by Ariel Lawhon. So excited to receive this ARC courtesy of Modern Mrs. Darcy for her first-ever Book Club Retreat! I’m so excited! It’s set during WWII – not my favorite historical time but a third of the way in the heroine is very intriguing and the story began in medias res so I want to see what’s going on. This one release on April 7, 2020.
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. This is a #buddyread with my new book friend, Brittany, who I met, virtually, after being on What Should I Read Next. This is so good! Check it out!
  • The Life-Changing Habit of Tidying Up and Spark Joy by Marie Kondo. I’m rereading these according to the categories I am currently tidying. Still have my pending box and Sentimental left. I know I said that last month, but I have been really busy this month.

So, what have you guys been reading this month?

Per usual,  I am linking up with the Modern Mrs. Darcy’s monthly Quick Lit post, as I have done for years.  Check what she and other readers are reading over there.

enjoy life…

P.S. In other book news, Amazon is placing a brick-and-mortar book store in the Green Hills Mall.  This is across the street from the venerable, Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN. I’m not sure how I feel about this.

9 thoughts on “quick lit – next page, please {august 2019}

  1. elena says:

    I loved your episode of WSIRN! I have
    Maybe You Should Talk on my TBR and hope to get to it soon!

    My September reads are linked in my name if interested

  2. Melissa Schabel says:

    Books before 1980: 84, Charing Cross Road; Sophie’s Choice; The World According to Garp. Great job crushing those reading goals!

  3. Amy says:

    For a book in translation… I recommend anything by Backman. My very favorite is “my grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry”. I loved the audible version. “A man called ove” is another wonderful novel. I also read “a nearly normal family”, another book in translation that’s great in audible version.
    “The boy in the suitcase” could be a contender for your book in translation. Hope you find something that sparks your interest!! Congrats on almost meeting your goal number!!!! Hope they’ve been quality!! 😃

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