August has, as was anticipated, not been a month with a lot of books. The 22 that I managed to read were however still more than I expected since I was on holiday twice. The fact that I travelled by train twice might have helped to get at least some reading done on holiday, because as usual I'm a terrible reader when I'm on holiday, barely able to read a few pages a day.


I passed the 200 book mark yesterday, which was obviously great though secretly I'd hoped I would have made my goal of 207 books by now. However, I'm still perfectly on scheme with my (not so) secret goal of 300 books. Another third of the year to come for the last 99 books. That should be possible, not? (Although I'm starting my master thesis today, I still hope to have some time to read books).


Overall, I'm looking back at some (greatly anticipated) and very good books. Peter Grant was awesome in Foxglove Summer but I had expected nothing less. Vivian Apple Needs a Miracle was a very nice conclusion to the duology. Coming soon are The Scorpion Rules and Illuminae that both in their own way really kept me entertained. In Non-fiction I'd recommend (my only non-fiction of the month) Rain. My favorite short story was Lights Out featuring the 12th Doctor (which I still tend to call the new Doctor). Favorite graphic novel/manga: Great Expectations.


All links lead to the reviews. All books are either reviewed or will be reviewed shortly.


The End of All Things - LIssa Bryan (The End of All Things #1)

Foxglove Summer - Ben Aaronovitch (Peter Grant #5)

The Good Brother - Elaine Chen

Lights Out - Holly Black (Doctor Who)

Emma - Stacy King (Manga Classics)


Black Holes For The Young - Eric Stephenson (They're Not Like Us Vol. 1)

Vivian Apple Needs A Miracle - Katie Coyle (Vivian Apple #2)

Supreme: Blue Rose - Warren Ellis

Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card (Ender Quintet #1)


The Book of the Lion - Thomas Perry (Bibliomysteries)

Muirwood: The Lost Abbey - Jeff Wheeler (Issue #1)

Tortured Life - Neil Gibson

Rain - Cynthia Barnett


Snoopy: Contact - Charles M. Schulz (Peanuts)

Illuminae - Amie Kaufman (The Illuminae Files #1)

The Acolyte - Nick Cutter

The Girl From The Well - Rin Chupeco (The Girl From The Well #1)


The Scorpion Rules - Erin Bow

Great Expectations - Stacy King (Manga Classics)

Moon Bayou - JR Rain (Samantha Moon Case Files #1)

Poorly Drawn Lines - Reza Farazmand

The Eight - Katherine Neville (The Eight #1)



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