Thursday, September 3, 2009

August in Review

It felt like I did a lot more reading last month, but I read just one more book than July. I read 10 books in August, bringing my total for the year to 79. I'm pretty confident I can reach my goal of 100. I've also managed to keep with my goal of reviewing all the books I read.

Here's my list for the month, and you can click the links to read my reviews:

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange*
Inés of My Soul by Isabel Allende
Hugh and Bess by Susan Higginbotham
Stones in Water by Donna Jo Napoli**
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean**
He Was My Chief by Christa Schroeder**
A Girl's Guide to Modern European Philosophy by Charlotte Greig
The Luckiest Penny by Deborah Weed and Ernest Socolov (illus.)
Dirty Water by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith and Jere Smith
Floating in My Mother's Palm by Ursula Hegi

*counted toward the Everything Austen challenge
**counted toward the WWII reading challenge at War Through the Generations

So tell me...how many books did you read in August? Are you meeting your personal reading goals?

13 comments:

Serena said...

ou go girl...keep up the great work

naida said...

Great work Anna!
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Staci said...

I've read 20 books in August and that was way beyond any plan I had!!

Great job on getting to 100 this year!!

Iliana said...

That's great! I don't think I'll be making 100 this year but you never know right? :)

Good luck reaching your goal. And, most importantly, hope you read lots of good books!

Lit and Life said...

I don't think I read as many in August as in some other months but I did pick it up the end of the month. I'm up to 82 for the year and my goal is 100 so I guess I'm doing well.

MissHazelEyes said...

Hey! Just started blogging and I want to know what people think! Go to: www.fourthinline.blogspot.com

Blodeuedd said...

Pretty good month for me I guess when thinking about how little time I had at the 2nd half of the month.

Great month for you :)

Gave you an award over at my blog
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Sandy Nawrot said...

I think I got through 7 or 8 in August. These chunksters are cramping my style! Congrats to you! You had a great month with some phenomenal reads!

Alyce said...

Congrats on all of the reading you got done! I know it's hard to keep up and review every book you read. I try to do that too, but sometimes fudge a little on re-reads.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

You're a reading goddess, know that? I am envious; I miss being able to read that much. Not to mention have the discipline to review them all!

Book Escape said...

You'll definitely make 100.

I read quite a few this month, but have reviewed only a couple. I just can't keep up. Maybe now that the kids are back in school!

justicejenniferreads said...

Great work. Didn't really do an August wrap up because I didn't make too much progress in August. I spent a lot of time working and getting acquainted with the blogging communities.

Anna said...

I've been trying to keep up with responding to comments, but I continue to fail miserably. Isn't it pathetic that I'm responding to your comments on my August wrap-up just as I'm preparing to post my September wrap-up? I thought so.

Thanks to everyone who commented. There's still a few months left of the year to meet our reading goals!

~MissHazelEyes: Thanks for stopping by. I will check out your blog soon.

~Blodeuedd: Thanks for the award! I'm behind in posting those, too.

~Susan: Me, a reading goddess? Hardly! Have you seen S. Krishna's totals for the year?!?