I had an attack of reader’s block in the middle of the month. I would begin a book, only to abandon it after only one reading session in order to begin a new book, or I would read a chapter here and a chapter there in the books I am reading "at leisure", never reading more than 10 or so pages of each book each time. I finally did find a book to settle down with and then it was as if a reading machine had been turned on and I read 5 books in three days, all of them around 300 pages long.
4 of my August books were rereads:
- Jennifer Crusie: Getting Rid of Bradley (contemporary romance)
- J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban (fantasy)
- J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (fantasy)
- J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Order of The Phoenix (fantasy)
These were the only books that did not belong to a challenge of some sort.
As to the rest, all 5 non-fiction books are part of a mini-challenge to read more non-fiction; 5 books were part of the perpetual TBR challenge; 2 were Top Mystery challenge reads; 2 were Bibliophilic Book Challenge reads; and 1 was a Global reading Challenge book. Since this comes to a total of 19, it should be obvious that some books were part of more than one challenge.
- Connie Brockway: My Dearest Enemy (historical romance)
- Jack Finney: Time and Again (time travel)
- Peter Haining: The Classic Era of Crime Fiction (literary history)
- Carol Livingston: Gecko Tails: A Journey through Cambodia (travelogue)
- John D. MacDonald: The Dreadful Lemon Sky (mystery thriller)
- Ellis Peters: The Devil's Novice (historical mystery)
- Will Randall: Botswana Time (travelogue) - will post review in September
- Rannveig Tómasdóttir: Andlit Asíu (travelogue)
- Ernesto Sabato: The Tunnel (Spanish: El tunel) (literary novel)
- Jane Smiley: Charles Dickens (biographical study)
- Patricia Wentworth: Miss Silver Comes to Stay (mystery) - will post review in September