August 31, 2016

Month in Review for August 2016

August

Welcome in, do join me by sharing your link to your look back at this month. I'm looking forward to visiting and seeing what everyone has been up to.  The link will be open for you to share your post whenever you post over the next few days.  Do visit each others' posts.

So August was a bit of a slow month for me reading in terms of the number of books I read, I usually fit in two or three more. I wasn't well for one week and sort of off reading with it. However good practice for 2017 because I intend to read slower and read less!!

Total books read this month: 13
Book Formats: Some books fall into a couple of categories.

PaperbackFive
E-BookSeven
AudiobookOne
From TBR shelfFour
Review BooksSeven
From my New Shelf   Three


Genres Read

Contemporary RomanceSix
Crime/SuspenseTwo
FantasyZero
Women's FictionThree
Historical FictionOne
MemoirZero
General Fiction              

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Books Read:
Close to You      Kara Isaac NZ Author and debut novel.  Christian romance.
Family Tree Susan Wiggs
Only a Kiss   Mary Balogh
 Last Kiss Luanne Rice
One Less Problem Beth Harbison
Fatal Identity   Marie Force
The Beekeeper's Secret   Josephine Moon
Sunrise Crossing   Jodi Thomas
Damaged Goods Ainslie Paton
Celebrity in Death  J. D. Robb
Sunset in Central Park   Sarah Morgan
The Joyce Girl         Annabel Abbs
Leave Me   Gayle Forman


New to me authors.
Kara Isaac
Beth Harbison
Josephine Moon
Annabel Abbs
Gayle Forman

Top Books for August

I enjoyed everything that I read and it is hard to single out any. But these possibly stand a little above the rest in terms of enjoyment. But this noted I want to pick just about all of them!!
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Looking Forward to Reading in September...

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Incoming Books.
Paperback Books Purchased:
Psy/Changeling 0.5, 4.5, 9.5, 10.5
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Hardback purchased:
I'd really like to have a space to read this one in September. It will depend on how the planned in the calendar reading goes!



E Books Purchased:
None!




From Hachette NZ:
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Books coming from NetGalley or Edelweiss
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Accepted from author for review 
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Audio Books Purchased:
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So how did your reading month pan out?

30 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well. I hope your are better now. It looks like you had a great reading month though!

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    1. I am better Pat, and looking forward to September reading.

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  2. You got in quite a lot of reading, despite being sick! I'm still trying to finish a book today - it's my 2016hw book and if I don't finish it, it'll be my first month to not make it :( September 1st has just really snuck up on me! Hope you have an even better September :)

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    1. I know I really watch those two books I have committed to reading for the 2016hw challenge! But I am not working like you! Hope you make it.

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  3. Oh I'm having a bit of a let down here Kathryn to say goodbye to summer in the US. Great post, thanks!

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    1. I know the year has gone by far too fast Debbie.

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  4. It seems like I was just here for July's wrap-up -- the year is going by way too fast! I think you had a fabulous reading month and hope you have a wonderful September.

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    1. Thanks Whitney. Yes I feel that way too, August just slid by so fast.

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  5. I think you did a great job, especially given that you were ill for a portion of the month.

    I'm seeing a lot of positive feedback surrounding Leave Me by Gayle Forman at the moment, and I was keen to check out her first adult novel, so I'll have to keep my eye out for that one.

    I hope you have a great reading month in September!

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    1. Jade I hadn't read any of her YA novels so was a new experience for me. Got to say hope she writes more adult fiction.

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  6. A lot of great titles there and so many for being sick. Happy September!

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  7. You did very well this month. Some of these covers are definitely catching my eye.

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    1. I know aren't covers such a 'let's take a second look invite'.

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  8. I hope that you will have a great Sep

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    1. Thanks, hope there will be some great reads!

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  9. I've never tried, but I don't think I can average more than 1 book/week. I'm so jealous of readers who can reading as much as you do. ;) I've read a few books in the Psy/Changeling and quite enjoy it. I'm looking forward to your review of that. I haven't had the pleasure of reading any Susan E. P. books. My friend loves Match Me if You Can. Have you read that? Great reading this month Kathryn!

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    1. Yes Lonna I have read Match Me if You Can. On audio and I think it was my first. I have read all her books and wait for every new one that comes out. She only has a book come out every few years! I adore the Psy/Changeling series.

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  10. My month had fewer books, too, but the thirteen I read (like you) were so enjoyable, I had a hard time picking a favorite, too.

    I am very excited to see a new September book from Barbara Claypole White! It's going on my list. I already have the Robyn Carr there. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I know, Barbara Claypole White has become another fav author for me. I guess its good when we find it hard to pick out favs for the month.

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  11. Another productive reading month for you. Even if you think it wasn't as much as previous months. Wishing you all the best for September.

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    1. Thanks Melissa and wishing you the best too.

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  12. Sorry to hear you were ill...but glad to hear you are all better :) I just finished Linda Lael Miller's new book - so sweet! I'm really enjoying this newest trilogy...and can't wait to read the next one. Hope you have a great September!!!

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    1. Thanks Kristin. Yes I think my reading of the LLM must be coming up very soon, I'm enjoying her latest trilogy too.

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  13. looks like you had a great reading month. It was also hard for me to pick favorites! Emma at Words And Peace

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  14. I just edited my post, by borrowing some of your charts. I inserted the reference to your site, and will keep it there every month. But if it's a pb, let me know. see here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2016/09/01/2016-august-wrap-up/

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    1. You are welcome to use it. I know it is hard to pick favs isn't it when you like so many, but then that speaks of a great reading month.

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  15. Reading slower and less in 2017…that sounds like a good plan! I may back off of book challenges in 2017 and just read free. :) Thanks for sharing your books with us.

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    1. Yes sometimes I just feel like I am pushing myself through books because I have a schedule to keep and I don't like that.

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  16. I was sick in August too. I keep hearing about bloggers coming down with something. It's not even flu season and we're already falling ill! Thirteen is still a great number. How wonderful to pick up so many great reads. Hope you have a lovely September!

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