Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Sunday Salon: August in Review

Books Read in August
(click for reviews)

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall-Smith
Whiter Than Snow by Sandra Dallas
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Favorite Book of the Month
This was a superb reading month. Truly filled with excellent, enjoyable, thought-provoking books that I highly recommend. But The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman takes the prize for the best book of the month.

Currently Reading
Sharyn McCrumb's newest, The Devil Amongst the Lawyers: A Ballad Novel

To Be Read in September
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
Confederates in the Attic
The Land Remembers

Books Added to My Ever-Growing TBR List
Ape House by Sara Gruen
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
Murder in the Name of Honor by Rana Husseini (Reviewed at Reading Through Life)
When We Were Orphans and The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Room by Emma Donoghue

Reading to the Kids
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (multiple re-read)


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Your blog is so lovely...that header takes me to some Zen place!

You've had a very productive month, and it sounds as though you're enjoying your reading.

Here's my salon:

Click my name for the URL

gautami tripathy said...

You read good books. May September be very productive.

Here is my Sunday Salon post!

Gavin said...

Your comment has me wanting to read "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down" again! Have a lovely week.