September 10, 2018

Jenne’s Quest to Read 100 Books (August edition)

Jenne is making great progress on her goal to read 100 books this year. Check out her progress report for August — you might find your next great read!

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Books read this month: 14

Books read so far this year: 90

This was the month I ACTUALLY read less cozy mysteries- only three! My goal for September is to read one nonfiction book for every fiction book. We’ll see how that goes. I’m a much bigger fan of fiction, but I’m trying to expand my horizons. Also- I might hit 100 books in September! Depends on how much life is otherwise. Stay tuned. Regardless of when I finish, I’ll keep blogging here for the rest of the year. And hopefully set a new goal for next year!

My favorites:

  • The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes by Leonard Goldberg- I’m a lifelong Holmes fan, and I liked this new take on the Holmes and Watson lines. The author stayed truth the character of Watson, and did a good job developing new characters as well. I look forward to reading the next book in the series as soon as I can get my hands on it.

  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin- I chose this book on a whim, as I needed an e-book to read on my phone (in an attempt to waste less time on Instagram). I quickly became absorbed in the story, and found myself in happy/sad tears by the end of book. This is a must read for anyone who believes in the power of the book and the importance of those who connect books to their readers.

  • The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis- All of Davis’ books connect a story from the past to one from the present. In this case, a woman living in 1970s New York who pieces together a decades old mystery from the 1920. I love the interconnecting of stories that take place half a century apart, and I especially liked the history surrounding the decay and revitalization campaign of Grand Central Station.

  • The Boy series by Meg Cabot- You know me, I’m a sucker for a light read. And these Cabot books composed of emails, texts, and notes are fun romantic-comedy-type books, and I wish there were more of them.

 

August reads:

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