August was a good reading month, with plenty of relaxing vacation time, but I didn't read a lot of books. That's because I was focused on longer books for my 2013 Big Book Summer Challenge, so I spent half of the month just working on one book! I also see in looking back at my July 2013 Summary that I cheated a bit (gasp!) - I included an audio book that I ended up not finishing until mid-August.
So, here is what I (really) read in August:
- The Twelve by Justin Cronin, the Big Book that kept me busy all during my vacation (Iowa)
- The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness, Book 2 in Chaos Walking trilogy and another Big Book
- The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, on audio - that was my cheat - oops! (England)
- Charlie Bumpers vs. The Teacher of the Year by Bill Harley, a new middle-grade series
And that was it for August, just four books. I spent most of the month reading those first two books. They were both well worth the time investment! My favorite? Hmmm...tough one...probably The Ask and the Answer because I am really enjoying that series - can't wait to read Book 3!
Update on 2013 Reading Challenges:
I added only one new state (Iowa) to my 2013 Where Are You Reading Challenge. I read two more books off my TBR shelves (my Big Books all tend to be from the TBR shelves because I set them aside until I have time to read them!), bringing the total up to 13 so far this year for my 2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge.
Which books did you most enjoy reading in August?