August was a surprisingly good reading month for me, although I had to take a break from blogging to write term papers. But I had to reread the two Persepolis books for uni, and read half of the books after finishing my uni workload. Not having anything to do but reading and having fun is so great, I can already tell I’m going to be awfully lazy in September! Since I didn’t blog a lot, I didn’t really post many reviews (or the other way around), only my reviews of Mr. Rosenblum’s List and Case Histories are up so far, but I’m working on it. I read nine books in August, here’s the list:
Mr.Rosenblum’s List (Natasha Solomons)
After the Armistice Ball (Catriona McPherson)
Persepolis 1 (Marjane Satrapi) -reread
Persepolis 2 (Marjane Satrapi) -reread
Where Angels Fear to Tread (E.M. Forster)
Case Histories (Kate Atkinson)
The End of Mr. Y (Scarlett Thomas)
A Mysterious Affair of Style (Gilbert Adair)
Schachnovelle/Chess/The Royal Game (Stefan Zweig)
Persepolis (which I absolutely love) aside, my favorite reads of August were Case Histories, Chess and After the Armistice Ball. Chess is a novella I’ve been wanting to read for some time, and I’m glad I finally did. And it’s always some kind of personal triumph if I manage to squeeze in a German book 🙂 I don’t think I’ll ever get away from crime fiction though, not that I want to, but 3 out of 9 is alright I guess. I’m still hoping that I’ll read more diversely at some point!
For September I’m hoping to get through most of my slightly crazy library loot, read some books for challenges, and write up a couple of reviews before I forget what the books were about. Some books I want to finally try:
The Perfect Crime (Jean Baudrillard)
Musicophilia (Oliver Sacks)
This is Your Brain on Music (Daniel Levitin)
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox (Maggie O’Farrell)
Mao II (Don DeLillo)
Little Face (Sophie Hannah)
Culture and Imperialism (Edward Said)
Ambitious, I know. But I’ll be happy if I manage to read half of those.
What was your reading month like? And what are your plans for September?