In Review posts are a chance for me to catch my breath, note that I am actually making progress towards my reading goals, and give each month’s blog posts a little extra love.
August was a month full of good books and not quite enough time to read them! Or blog about them, even. I added much, much more to my TBR than I finished, and didn’t even manage to review everything I read. (I read but didn’t cover The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks. I enjoyed very much, even though it was absolutely bananas and very very violent.)
Will I catch up on that backlog in September? Absolutely not, but it’s a nice thought!
And with that, here’s what I read, reviewed, and added to my bookshelf this month.
I reviewed 4 books this month:
I borrowed, bought, and received  books this month:
Friday Bookbag, 8.2
- Rutting Season: Stories by Mandeliene Smith
- Mars by Asja Bakić
- The End of Youth by Rebecca Brown
- Foreign Soil and Other Stories by Maxine Beneba Clarke
- Crossings by Chuang Hua
- Hello Kitty Must Die by Angela S. Choi
Friday Bookbag, 8.16
- Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
- Death is Not an Option by Suzanee Rivecca
- The City Always Wins by Omar Robert Hamilton
- We Went to the Woods by Caite Dolan-Leach
I have read 28 books so far in 2019!
cover description: the outline of a scraggly tree is burnt into a woodgrain background.
cover description: An illustration of some kind of tree or vines growing out of two broken halves of a body. The background is orange.
cover description: An illustration of rows and rows of similar houses with different colored roofs separated by solid dark blue bars.
cover description: A mustard yellow background has a cutout in the shape of a hand that features a nature illustration of a pink flower and a yellow bird.
cover description: The cover is bright green and cream. It has an abstract marbled pattern.
cover description: A three-quarters view of the bottom half of a woman’s face behind a matrix of tiny dots.
cover description: A bright yellow cover with stylized illustrations of a red fish, a boat, a passport, an envelope, a needle and thread, a knife, nail polish, pins, a molotov cocktail, and a flower with heavy dark seeds or stamens.
cover description: A black and white photo of half of a Chinese woman’s face. It’s a photograph of the author, Chuang Hua.
cover description: A hot pink cover with creepy white font and a cartoon white skull and crossbones that has a red bow perched jauntily on its head like the cartoon character Hello Kitty.
cover description: A banner reading “James Patterson Presents” stretches across the top. It’s a colorful illustration of a girl with golden eyes whose rainbow hair is full of sparks.
cover description: A bright red cover. A pale disembodied arm reaches out to stroke the head of a tiger.
cover description: A colorful illustration of a forest with lots of trees and a crescent moon overhead.
cover description: A tiny figure at the center of the cover is throwing a tear gas canister. Red smoke from the canister makes a spiral, turning the person at the center into a target. The background is stark white.