August Wrap-Up

August 31, 2017 Uncategorized 10

I’ve really gotten back into reading and blogging this month and it’s been a ton of fun. I actually made it through 13 books this month! I hope you all had a great August too 🙂

Books Read

13 books! I think more of them may have been fiction and/or shorter, but I also actually read more than last month. Here they are:

Top Post

I didn’t do any events last month, but I’m still kind of surprised to see that my top post was a review, a review of What She Ate.


I actually have no specific events I’m planning on doing in September, so I’d love to hear what you’ll be doing this month. I am looking forward to doing some more reading though, especially for Platypire’s Diversity challengeUpdate – Since writing this, I’ve found the sign-ups for Reader’s Imbibing Peril (RIPXII) and am planning on joining in. I also forgot Bloggiesta is happening in September since, unfortunately, I won’t be able to join in this year.

10 Responses to “August Wrap-Up”

  1. Valorie Grace Hallinan

    I’ve been wanting to read Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward for quite some time, so I think I’ll do that in light of Hurricane Harvey (It’s a novel about Katrina.) I’d also like to read her memoir, Men We Reaped. It will be my first experience reading her. I also just picked up My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent, which is getting a ton of rave reviews. I just finished reading Wired to Create, which a really enjoyed. A good summary of the literature and research on creativity.

    • DoingDewey

      It sounds like you’ve got some great reading coming up! I’d like to read Men We Reaped, but it might take me a little while to feel brave enough to pick it up.

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks Lory! It suddenly became my priority out of my hobbies again this month and I enjoyed picking up some fun, short reads 🙂

    • DoingDewey

      I didn’t love it, but I enjoyed it and I have also enjoyed seeing some other reviews posted recently. A fun coincidence 🙂

  2. Jenny @ Reading the End

    Thirteen books, that’s awesome!! You had a great August! I had a less great August, but I have promised myself that I’m properly going to get back to blogging this month. I miss it!

  3. Geoff W

    So busy! I’m not sure how you got through 13, but go you! Whipping Girl sounds interesting will you be posting your thoughts on it?

    • DoingDewey

      It helped that a lot of them were fun, easier reads 🙂 I don’t know that I will be posting my thoughts on Whipping Girl. I was hopping to discuss it more for the Social Justice book club, but I think the hosts must be as busy as I’ve been, because not much as happened with that. It means I didn’t really take my usual notes on the book though, so I’m not sure I can say anything more detailed about it than that it was fantastic, worthwhile read that I’d highly recommend. I thought a lot of what the author had to say made a lot of sense.