It’s (finally) September, which means we can talk about all the books I bought in August. I have a few books from the dollar bookstore, a Book Outlet order, and, of course, my Book of the Month for August. I think it’s a pretty good haul, and I’m looking forward to reading some of these very soon.
The Whisper Man by Alex North. This was my Book of the Month pick for August, and I’m pretty excited to read it. My brain is already going to Halloween reading (I’m very excited to put together my reading list for October), and I think I might try to fit this one in.
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. I started reading an ebook of this, and found it a little confusing to figure out what was actually going on. I thought the paperback might be easier, so I picked up a copy. And I was right.
Bird Box by Josh Malerman. I still haven’t seen the movie, because I have to read the book first. I saw this on Book Outlet, and figured if I actually had it sitting on my shelf, I’d be more likely to read it.
Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson. BooksandLala talks about this a lot, and I feel like we have fairly similar tastes, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Another Book Outlet find.
The Tale of Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery by Sam Kean. I’ve been reading a lot of science and medical nonfiction in the past year, and this one sounded really interesting.
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins. I read The Girl on the Train a while ago, and thought it was pretty good. Recently, one of my coworkers read this and really enjoyed it, so I figured it’d try it. Thrillers are pretty quick reads for me, so I might try to read this soon.
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan. I own a few Ian McEwan books, but have so far only read one (Nutshell). I really enjoyed that one, and do want to read more.
Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavrel Savit. This book just keeps popping up, so I finally picked it up (especially since it was just a few dollars).
Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini. This is a biography of Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter AND one of the world’s first computer programmers. I was looking for a new biography of a badass woman (after reading and loving Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman last month), and this seems perfect.
Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team That Barnstormed Its Way to Basketball Glory by Lydia Reeder. This just sounds awesome.
Still Alice by Lisa Genova. I read a digital copy of this last month and really enjoyed it, so when I saw it at the dollar bookstore, I grabbed it.
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson. This caught my eye at the dollar bookstore, and when I looked it up on Goodreads, I saw that Felicia Day gave it five stars. Which is really all it took for me to buy it. I don’t even really know what it’s about, but it was a dollar, so I kind of don’t care that much.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. No, this is not my first copy of Alice. But it was a really cool old edition. FOR A DOLLAR. Obviously, I needed it.
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. So far, I’ve liked most of Reese Witherspoon’s book club picks. I’ve almost picked this one up a few times, but when I saw it at the dollar bookstore, I had no reason not to.
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. I’ve heard great things about this one, and I do really want to read it. However, I tend to impulse buy at the dollar bookstore, and this is not the first copy of this exact book I’ve gotten there. Oops. I think I’ll just donate this one to the free little library in my neighborhood.
Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk. See above: impulse buys at the dollar bookstore. I’ve only read one other Palahniuk book – Fight Club, of course – and I’m curious to read another that’s a bit more obscure.
Daughter of Fortune by Isabelle Allende. I read a short story by Isabelle Allende for a class in grad school, and even though I don’t remember which one it was, I do remember liking it. So I when I saw this for a dollar, I grabbed it.
That’s it for my August book haul! Which of these would YOU be most excited to read? Let me know in the comments!