What I Read – August 2020


The Daughters of Foxcote ManorEve Chase (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2020)

Between Inca Walls – Evelyn Kohl LaTorre (She Writes Press, 2020)

Radicalized – Cory Doctorow (Tor, 2019)

True Story – Kate Reed Petty (Viking, 2020)

Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies – Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Anansi, 2020)

Molly of the Mall – Heidi L.M. Jacobs (NeWest Press, 2019)

Did Not Finish:

The Stationery Shop – Marjan Kamali

(This felt predictable to me and the characters didn’t really grab me so I stopped after the first section However, my sister-in-law happened to be reading it at the same time (we didn’t know this until afterwards) and she enjoyed it a lot more so it’s definitely possible that this was simply a reader mismatch for me. That said, if I had to recommend a book about Iran in the 20th century, it would be Aria.)

Currently Reading:

God in my Everything – Ken Shigematsu

The Big Door Prize – M.O. Walsh

2020 GOALS:

Books Read: 67/100

Books Reviewed: 60/75

Current TBR: 184 (previously 174)

Thoughts and What’s Next:

August continues my summer slow streak. With two camping trips, an anniversary getaway (all of the above pictures were taken on that trip), and a kitchen reno in there, I’m not shocked that I only managed to read 6 books this month. My highlights of the month were definitely Radicalized, Molly of the Mall, and True Story. Both were unexpected delights. I picked up Radicalized from the library because of its status as a Canada Reads contender and was blown away by how prescient Doctorow’s short stories were.

I’m still catching up on summer ARCs but there seems to be a bit of a lull after that so I hope to focus on my own hold shelf as fall approaches. A copy of Hamlet & Judith by Maggie O’Farrell is calling my name and I am next in line for The Nickel Boys at the library. I also feel like September might be the perfect time to finally read some more Donna Tartt.

How was your August reading? What was the best book you read this August or this summer?

8 thoughts on “What I Read – August 2020”

    1. I’m trying to be more discerning/realistic about which ARCs I say yes to and have turned a few down recently where I used to say yes to everything because I was so excited to be asked. I don’t think I’ll completely stop getting them though because I do love the access to new releases and titles I’m genuinely excited about.

  1. Gorgeous photos!! I hope you’ll like Hamlet & Judith, and The Nickel Boys- both were very strong reads for me!

    1. You can see it in person on your next visit! I’d share a picture but we’re now in the middle of replacing the kitchen window so it’s kind of a mess!

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