Sunday, August 05, 2012

Sunday Salon: August Reading Reflections

The other day I was on Twitter when someone tweeted that it is only 4 months until Christmas! How can that possibly be? How can it be August already? In some ways that isn't a bad thing. I am ready for winter to be over and as such the days are starting to get longer. I even left work in almost daylight a couple of days last week!

On the reading front, it was another pretty good month in July. Here's what I read:

A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley 3.5/5
A Lady Never Surrenders  by Sabrina Jeffries 4/5
Smart and Sexy by Jill Shalvis 3/5
That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott 4/5
Passing Love by Jacqueline E Luckett 3.5/5
Bad Power by Deborah Biancotti 4.5/5
Paris in Love by Eloisa James 4/5
A Stranger in My Street by Deborah Burrows 4.5/5
Poppy at Summerhill by Gabrielle Wang 3.5/5
Within Reach by Sarah Mayberry 4/5
Fables 3: Storybook Love  by Bill Willingham 3.5/5
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness 3.5/5
The Thread by Victoria Hislop 4/5
Between the Duke and the Deep Blue Sea  by Sophia Nash 2.5/5
Almost Home by Mariah Stewart 4/5
The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan 4/5
A Parchment of Leaves by Silas House 4/5
Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller 3.5/5
Just One More Night by Sarah Mayberry 4/5
Fifty Shades of Alice in Wonderland by Melinda DuChamp 3.5/5
Manu's French Bistro by Manu Feildel 4/5
Boomerang Bride by Fiona Lowe 4/5
The Proposal by Mary Balogh 4/5
A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty 3.5/5
The Food of Spain by Claudia Roden 4.5/5

For the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge I read A Red Herring Without Mustard, That Deadman Dance,  Passing Love, A Stranger in My Street, Poppy at Summerhill, Shadown of Night, The Thread, and A Parchment of Leaves.

For the Australian Women Writers Challenge I read Bad Power, A Stranger in my Street, Poppy at Summerhill, Within Reach, Boomerang Bride and A Corner of White.

All of those books also counted for the Aussie Author challenge as did Manu's French Bistro.

A Parchment of Leaves also counted as a read for War Through the Generations challenge.

Onwards to August!

Currently Reading

Daughter of Mars by Tom Keneally and When You Wish Upon a Duke by Isabella Bradford

Up Next

Landscape of Farewell by Alex Miller


  1. I saw daylight too this week - at first I thought I'd accidently left work early. It's still too cold to come out to the computer for too long at night time. Are you enjoying the Tom Keneally book?

    1. It's such a thrill when you can see the change coming.

      I am liking the Tom Keneally but it is taking a long time to get through. It is so overdue at the library but I am determined to finish it!

  2. Agust means I am half way through my contract yay! but means its soon back to relief teaching boo!

  3. I know the feeling waiting for winter to be over. For me, though, tt's just so darn hot here, I can't wait for fall.

    Fantastic reading month!

  4. You had a great July! I hope you have a great August too.

    My Sunday Salon post is here.

  5. Oh my goodness, you had a fantastic reading month! I would love to have a month like the one you've had, and wish you a lot of luck with books in August!