I am so not ready to let go of this summer just yet...but begrudgingly the calendar tells me different. I still want to take a few more dips in the water, enjoy long evenings outside and catch some rays before it cools down.
This month I had an amazing time reading. Not only did I dip over my Goodreads reading goal (86/75 currently), but the variety of where the books read took place was so interestingly diverse. From the Northwest Coast of the States in the 1880's, to Moscow and Germany, to the Amazon Jungle (also in the 1880's), from Vlad's castle in Valachia, to the Appalachian Mountains and its wildlife. Then it took me to the Himalayas and on to the hustle and bustle of NY falling to a terrorist attack. From there I got lost in a SciFi graphic novel traveling time to commence my journey besides a little boy in an amazing wordless picture book. How about that?
Most read genre this month: Historical Fiction
Here are the books I read August 2018 :)
A rural, raw slow burn eco-thriller taking place in the Appalachian Mountains...
Inspired by one of the busiest seaports on the West Coast in the US, Townsend was a well-documented hot spot for smuggling in the late 1880’s.
This book is the sequel to ‘Stalking Jack the Ripper’ by Kerri Maniscalico but I feel it can absolutely be read as a standalone. It follows the same main protagonists from the previous novel into the depths of the Romanian forests to the prestigious school for forensic medicine.
You are on vacation, in a rented cabin, sitting on the porch overlooking the lake. Your daughter is outside playing and comes running into the house frightened like you have never seen her.
Follow two Irish American brothers traveling from Hoboken, NJ to the Amazon in hopes to pad their wallets and bank accounts quickly by getting into the trade.
Hitler's bible, global warming and espionage! From the recent elections to the ongoing debate on Global Warming.
This graphic novel takes you traveling! The Old Guard refers to a small group of people who are near immortal…they have lived lifetimes and just not died.
Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he is so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through?
Set in the Himalayan foothills, this murder mystery is the quint essential sleuth detective story with a beautiful backdrop.
This book illustrates the earliest known counting methods / systems.
This wordless picture book is a delight to behold at any age. The illustrations are stunning and whimsical.
Saturdays is my favorite time to go venture around town for new treasures. I wanna say I have exhausted all the nooks and crannies in town that might hide books, but you never know. The sad thing is, there is not one Indie bookstore where I live. Such a bummer :( But I do know where to find hidden gems in thrift stores, library sales etc. This month I only had a small haul since life got busy. Non the less, I found some gifts and some keepers for a total of $11 :)
- Pic - eclectic find. Classic, fiction, YA, and Fantasy.
- Pic - gifts for a special wolf lover in the family.
- Pic - I made a steal with those! Working on my 'Strangers in Paradise' collection :)
Bookish Social Media
Besides connecting with the awesome reading community on Twitter and Instagram, I ran my first book giveaway this month. It was so much fun! I cannot wait to have the opportunity to do more of those.
- My most recent tag
- Bloggers /Reviews / Posts to check out: (Inspired by The Traveling Book Bloggers / Inspired by Zuki @Bookbum)
Meet the Blogger by Bibliophiles Binge
Lowest rated TBR books by BookBum
Book Illustrations of the Day by James Mayhew
Review 'Selling Dead Peoples Things' on The Opinionated Reader
Review 'Another Woman’s Husband' by Stephanie's Novel Fiction
SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD tag by The Tattdoed Book Geek
Netgalley Review of 'Everything Under' by @AmaliaGavea
Folklore Art by Katherine Soutar
Review of 'THE PRISONER IN THE CASTLE' by WELCOME TO THE BOOKREVIEW
Review of 'Summer' by The Opinionated Reader
THIS IS MY GENRE TELL ME YOURS BOOK tag by The Tattooed Book Geek
Review 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' by Between the Lines
Reviews That Caught Your Eye by TWO SISTERS LOST IN A COULEE READING
Post: 'Comfort Reading & Why It Matters' by Kim M. Watt
'Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want to Read That are Used for University Classroom' by TWO SISTERS LOST IN A COULEE READING
'What should you read in August? Here Are 9 Books I Recommend' by Paul's Picks
my non READING shenanigans :)
Two things happened for me in August. One, I inherited an old typewriter from the 1930's that spent the last decade at least in a barn and I am trying to restore it! And secondly, I finally bought myself a better camera! Now I have to figure out how to use it properly and find the time to take some incredible pictures :)
Here is my progress on the typewriter:
I took a lot of the dirt off already, now I have to take care of the rust and detail it.
My new love ♥
Running is still on :)
The last few weeks the fields have been full of these spider webs. Call me the MEDDLER now, because I had to investigate!
But to no avail, I was unable to find the inhabitants of any of these domains!
So, I'm still doing my thing here....about 5 x a week. I am glad it has cooled down a bit now. This is where a lot of my audio books happen.
I hope you'll have a fantastic September reading month. Let me know what books you look forward to.