Reading Wrap Up for August 2018
Here’s my reading wrap up for August! First, I am planning on stepping up my reading for the remainder of the year; we’ll see if I can reach my goals.
I have joined The Classics Club and created a list of classics – of course – written by womxn, BIWOC, GNC, etc. to read but it means I need to complete two more books each month to stay on track! Check out my list. I start reading my first two selections this month.
So here’s my bookish August!
- Before She Sleeps by Bina Shah – Read my review!
- You Have the Right to Remain Fat by Virgie Tovar – Read my review!
- The Teacher, the Seamstress and the Pianist by Ogenna Ojukwu – Review coming soon!
I listened to one audiobook:
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah – Didn’t post a review on my site but LOVED it.
I wrote four book reviews for my site:
- Chula’s Colombia: A Review of Ingrid Rojas Contreras’ FRUIT OF THE DRUNKEN TREE
- Camille Perri’s WHEN KATIE MET CASSIDY: A Brief Review
- From Reluctance to Rebellion: A Review of Bina Shah’s BEFORE SHE SLEEPS
- F*ck Your Fatphobia. A Review of Virgie Tovar’s YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN FAT.
I also had two reviews published in the latest Resources for Gender and Women’s Studies: A Feminist Review (v. 39, no. 1):
- Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender edited by Shirley A. Jackson
- Prostitution Research in Context: Methodology, Representation and Power edited by Marlene Spanger and May-Len Skilbrei
- July 2018 Wrap Up
- Classic Reads for the Rest of Us – My list of 100 class books to read in five years as part of The Classics Club!
- New Reads for the Rest of Us – September 2018 Releases
This month I watched HBO’s Sharp Objects which – do I have to tell you?! – is AMAZING. Partway through I was wondering why I didn’t read the book first! I had read Gone Girl and didn’t love it, that’s why. But I have since heard that Sharp Objects was better than Gone Girl. Oh well, you can’t read ’em all.
August’s Book Haul:
- Pretend We Live Here by Genevieve Hudson (signed hardcover, purchased from publisher)
- Hunting Party by Agnès Desarthe (from publisher)
- When Morning Comes by Arushi Rainer (from publisher)
- My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (from NetGalley)
- The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Bedani (complimentary from Amazon)
- Lesbian Pulp Fiction: The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian Paperback Novels 1950-1965 by Katherine Forrest (purchased)
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (Audible purchase)
- LOTS of books from my Classic Reads for the Rest of Us book list purchased used or for Kindle!
That’s the reading wrap up for August – here’s a look ahead to September!
Books in Progress:
- My Mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. And the Last Stand of the Angry White Man. by Kevin Powell
- Ponti by Sharlene Teo
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (audiobook)
- The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon by Sei Shonagon (Classics Club read #1)
- A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (Classics Club read #2)
- Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
- When Morning Comes by Arushi Rainer
TBW (To Be Written):
- Review of The Teacher, the Seamstress and the Pianist by Ogenna Ojukwu
- Review of My Mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. And the Last Stand of the Angry White Man. by Kevin Powell
- Review of Ponti by Sharlene Teo
- Review of The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon by Sei Shonagon (Classics Club read #1)
- Review of Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
- New Reads for the Rest of Us – October 2018
- September 2018 Wrap Up
What are your September reading and writing plans?? See you next month for another reading wrap up!
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38 thoughts on “Reading Wrap Up for August 2018”
I need to read Trevor Noah’s book. I’ve wanted to but it it keeps getting put off for some reason. (the reason is I have too many books to read! lol)
I didn’t like Gone Girl either so I’ve stayed away from Sharp Objects. Maybe I should reconsider.
Good luck meeting your goals the rest of the year Karla.
Karen @ For What It’s Worth
Thanks, Karen! I loved Trevor Noah’s book, esp as an audiobook bc he reads it and I love the South African accent.
I love your reviews
I want to read some books from your tbr.. Happy reading 💖❤
I always learn something when I come to your blog
Aw, you always know just what to say! Thank you 😀
You had an efficient august. Happy reading for September.
Busy August! Gook luck in September. There are a lot of great looking books here!
Welcome to the Classics Club! I am afraid I am not doing so well in keeping up, although I am reading classics. Just not as many as I need to in order to make it to the goal mark. I am not stressing over it though. It is what it is. Sounds like you have a good reading plan for the rest of the year! I love how organized you are. I haven’t read or seen Sharp Objects. One of these days. Have a wonderful September!
Thank you! If I am not organized, I wouldn’t get anything accomplished! 😀 Hope you have a great September as well!
Congratulations on your two reviews published 🙂 I started Gone Girl and couldn’t get through it, I ended stopping about chapter 4. I may have to give Sharp Objects a read. Have a wonderful September!
Thank you, Jovita! Yeah, I finished Gone Girl but rather begrudgingly the whole time lol. Have a great month!
Just saw another book by a Nigerian author on your list which I will now add to my TBR list. This month, I’m reading Moonflower by Esther Edoho (Poetry), Kasali’s Africa by Feyisayo Anjorin (short stories) and Always Yours by Somi Ekhasomhi (Romance).
Great! I liked The Teacher, the Seamstress, and the Pianist; good storyline and character development. I will add the ones you suggested to my TBR as well – thanks!
I’ve not read any of your choices. I’ve cut back on blog tours so that I can concentrate on the books that have been on my TBR list for a long time.
That sounds like a good plan! I actually appreciate actual book reviews on a blog more than blog tours, etc. Good luck to us both!
Born a Crime was the best audiobook I have her listened to!
Great wrap up! I loved Sharp Objects, but haven’t watched the mini series yet.
Oh I hope you like it as much as I did!
I need to read Children of Blood and Bone and hope I can get my hands on a copy this year. Good luck with your challenges!
I am really enjoying the audiobook! Hope you can find a copy!
I have Born a Crime sitting unread in my Audible account. I really need to remedy that situation before the end of the year. I haven’t read Gone Girl or Sharp Objects but was wondering about the show. Glad to know that it would be worth watching. Have a great September!
I really need to read Born a Crime. I should see if the library has the audiobook. And I haven’t watched (or read) Sharp Objects, but I’ve been hearing amazing things about it!
Ooo I want to watch Sharp Objects, but I haven’t read the book yet! I’m glad you liked it – it looks so good!
Ha no we can’t read them all. I wish we could haha. How are you enjoying Children of Blood and Bone. I still need to get to that.
I really am liking Children of Blood and Bone – I am listening to the audiobook and the barrator is great! Very animated!
Happy reading Karla! It seems like your TBR is jam packed will all sorts of goodies! Sharp Objects sounds so good I need to look it up! ❤️
Oh my I have more TBR than anyone would ever need! haha
I have heard good things about Sharp Objects on HBO, but I haven’t seen it yet. I also have not read the book. I mostly enjoyed Gone Girl. It was the end that made me not like it as much.
I just finished reading Coraline, which I felt so so about, but I have no idea what I’m going to read next. I was hoping it would be the sequel to Crazy Rich Asians, but I’m still on my library’s waiting list for that one.
Me too re: Gone Girl! I loved Coraline but haven’t read Crazy Rich Asians. Hope you get to read the sequel soon! Have I told you how much I dig your site? I do! Thanks for coming by!
It looks like you had an amazing August and here’s hoping that September is going just as wonderfully! I hope you are loving Children of Blood and Bone, I still need to pick that one up but it seems like everyone that opens or listens to that books absolutely loves it. Enjoy!
Thanks, Jen! I can’t believe how fast September has gone! I am enjoying Children of Blood and Bone but it is looong and taking me a while to listen to only on my commute. Hope your month is going well too!
I have Before She Sleeps in my TBR pile and my reviewer Susan read and enjoyed it. See what I read in August a Girl Who Reads
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