August Reading

It has been a very long week and I apologise for not posting anything. I have had some trouble putting words on paper.  That aside, I have certainly been reading a lot; I have somehow managed to read 15 books this month! While that sounds fantastic, it has been all young adult reading. It also leads to the point of this post! When I noted down the book I finished last night, I discovered that only seven of the last 30 books I have read have been ‘adult’ books! I seem to have fallen back into my very comfortable reading hole. I love YA but I get stuck there very easily. Sometimes it is nice to get out and enjoy what the big kids have to offer!

So… I have decided to do ‘Adult-only August’! There are so many wonderful novels in my TBR pile that have been waiting patiently for months and months to be started. There are so many that I have no idea where to begin. I have narrowed it down to sixteen titles as well as a couple of manuscripts from work.

The longlist looks a little like this:

Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel

Here Come the Dogs – Omar Musa

The Complete Maus – Art Spiegelman

Landline – Rainbow Rowell

The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova

Steelheart – Brandon Sanderson

The End of Your Life Book Club – Will Schwalbe

The Crash of Hennington – Patrick Ness

The Magicians – Lev Grossman

Magician – Raymond E Feist

Trinity – Leon Uris

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Arabella – Georgette Heyer

In the Garden of Beasts – Erik Larson

Deadly Decisions – Kathy Reichs

Promise – Tony Cavanaugh

It is an exciting pile and I look looking forward to getting into it!


8 thoughts on “August Reading

  1. 15 books in July–wow! I’ve definitely increased my reading this year over last year (the number of books I read in 2013 was abysmal, hopefully never to be repeated), but I’ve yet to read that many in a month. 😀 I’ve been seeing Landline around for weeks. Won’t be surprised if I read that one, too.


  2. To Kill a Mockingbird has to be included! I also just read The End of Your Life Book Club in my own actual book club (and reviewed it on my blog a week or two ago :)) and really enjoyed that. It’s a fast read, despite having next to no plot (obviously, because it’s a memoir/philosophical read).
    I’ve also been meaning to read the Magician, so if you read that, I’d love to hear what you think 🙂


  3. Wow, I just saw this list and I made a comment about Leon Uris’s “Trinity” on your when do you stop blog. Ive had “The Historian” for a while so will have to read that and “To Kill a Mockingbird” is brilliant.


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