Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My August 2017 Reading List

We're already a week into August, can you believe it? Right now I'm reading "O Jerusalem" by Laurie. R. King (the fifth Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes book) and I'm far away in the Jerusalem of 1919, solving crimes!

I've got some more armchair travel coming up this month: 1800s England, 1927 America, space, a future filled with monsters... What's on your reading list for the rest of August?

august reading list

1. Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn (Lady Julia Grey #2):
I devoured the first book in this mystery series last month and immediately requested book 2 from the library!

2. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (Wayfarers #1): I've been meaning to get to this well-liked sci-fi novel for months, since I ordered it from Book Depository. It was the one of two books from my July reading list I didn't get to.

3. The Essex Serpent: Oh, I'm so excited about this one! It just came in for me at work yesterday and I'm desperately hoping the story lives up to the lovely cover!

4. Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab (Monsters of Verity #2): I picked up the first book on a whim last week and though it was ok -- not anywhere near as good as Schwab's Shades of Magic series. But I figure I might as well go ahead and read the other half of the duology. It'll be a fast read.

5. Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik (Temeraire #2): I read and loved "His Majesty's Dragon" -- the first in this alternate history series set during the Napoleonic Wars -- last fall and I'm excited to finally get to book 2!

6. One Summer by Bill Bryson:
This is the other book from my July list I didn't get around to. It's been on my to-read list forever, and now it's been languishing on my bookshelf forever! I really do need to get it back to the library, though, and I also really wanted to read it during summer, so it's a must-read this month.

7. This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel: I put this book -- about a transgender child -- on hold at the library months ago and it finally came in!


  1. Can't wait to see what you think of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. Happy reading!

    1. Ugh, I've been meaning to get to it for months! I know I'm going to love it, but I have such a struggle reading my own books over library books!

  2. Jerusalem of 1919 sounds like a great setting! I hope you enjoy the book!

    1. I actually put it down for a second time! It's part of a series I'm reading so I have to finish it, but for some reason this installment has been a struggle for me!

  3. I read This Is How It Always Is this summer and loved it. I'm going to suggest it to my book club because I think it has so much discussion possibilities. I hope you enjoy it!

    1. I'm about 3/4 of the way done with it now and it's soooooo good! The writing and characters are amazing! And you're totally right that it'd make a fantastic book club pick -- PLENTY to discuss, that's for sure!


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