Looking ahead to my reading in the month of August (TSS)

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Last month I read a dozen books,  the list of which can be found either on my listography list of 2010 books read, No. 28 through No. 39 or the same numbers on my Goodreads 2010 read list.

The books pictured from left to right, top to bottom, are:

  1. The Complete Sherlock Holmes: Vol. 1 and 2 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. Morality for Beautiful Girls, the third No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency mystery, by Alexander McCall Smith
  3. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
  4. Marvellous Hairy by Mark A. Rayner
  5. A Grave in Gaza by Matt Beynon Rees
  6. My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
  7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  8. The Rainaldi Quartet by Paul Adam
  9. Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie
  10. The Patriotic Murders by Agatha Christie
  11. Evil Under The Sun by Agatha Christie
  12. Die Trying by Lee Child
  13. The Kalahari Typing School for Men, the fourth No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency mystery, by Alexander McCall Smith
  14. River of Gods by Ian McDonald

Going through the list one by one (roughly): I won’t be finishing all of the Sherlock Holmes, but will continue to delve into them. I started the third No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency book, but just haven’t gotten back to it, not because it wasn’t good, but because I had other books which I was reading at the time. Both the Larsson and Collins’ books I credit to peer pressure. The Rayner book is a review copy (a second updated copy) from a fellow blogger, who has a hilarious blog called The Skwib. I read the first Omar Yussef book (Rees) last month and enjoyed it, so thought I’d try the second in the series. The Durrell book is a leftover from last month that I checked out from the library because I thought it looked intriguing (and short, always a good thing). The Adam book I picked up this month because I was captured by the book jacket. The Agatha Christie books: do I really have to explain? Okay, I will (yet again): I’m continuing to read through her novels in order for the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge. The Lee Child book is the second in the Jack Reacher series and finally the McDonald book was a gift from a friend in South Korea.

Last month I started with a list of about 20 books, but this month, I think I’m being a little more realistic, but of course, only time will tell.

I don’t know if I’ll get to much reading today (which is also why this post might seem a little rushed and also full of a lot of parenthetical asides) as we’re going to my parents to celebrate my mother’s birthday, which is on Tuesday. But if I do take anything, it most likely will be the Larsson book.

So what’s on your reading radar for this month? What are you reading today?

Oh, just for fun, because I thought of this while writing the phrase “only time will tell,” here’s the song of the same name by Asia:

11 responses to “Looking ahead to my reading in the month of August (TSS)

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  4. Happy Sunday Salon! What an ambitious way to start the month. It’s good that you’re starting THE HUNGER GAMES right as the third and final book is coming out. You won’t have to wait!

    As for my reading plans for the month, MOCKINGJAY is definitely on my list, as is FINNY. I’m also planning on starting the Larsson series. I’ve heard such good things about it.

  5. Thanks for stopping by Planet Books earlier! You sure have blown me away with your reading goals and accomplishments. Nice blog!

  6. I remember reading the first Lady Detective book. It was good, but the writing style was slow. I think that’s what made the whole book work. But I’m not always in the mood for something that slow.

    I’ve read Girl With Dragon Tattoo and Played With Fire by Larrson. I’m waiting for the third book Played With A Hornet’s Nest to either come out in paperbook or to the library.

    There are like a bajillion holds on The Hunger Games at my library. But I’m curious about it. Real curious.

    • Yeah, the Ladies’ Detective Agency series are slow, but I hear the HBO series is a little (maybe only slightly) faster paced.

      The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest is already at our library…so I’m set, although at this point, I have the first two in paperback and I might just wait to get the third one in paperback too.

      Surprisingly, there aren’t a bajillion holds for Hunger Games at ours, and I was able to get it pretty easily. Of course, I work there, so it helps. 🙂

  7. Love Asia! 🙂

  8. When I saw your reading pile for this month, my mouth dropped open! I really enjoyed Hunger Games and I hope you do too. (No pressure! 🙂 ) I think August might be the month where I mostly read library books since I have so many checked out and I’m not willing to return any unread!

    • Oh, I’m feeling the pressure, lady. Thanks a lot. 😉 I actually tried starting Hunger Games previously, but just wasn’t feeling it. It probably won’t be this week, but maybe next week…

      I don’t feel guilty at all about returning books unread. I used to feel guilty like you, but then I just decided that I’ve got too many other books I really want to read and that I can enjoy guilt-free.