Friday, August 31, 2018

Month in Review: August 2018

I can't remember what happened in August, but I remember being stressed? I'm not sure why, though... August was just a weird, fast month. Was it that way for anyone else?

In book related news, I finally finished up my re-read read-a-long of Kushiel's Dart (still amazing!) and finished beta reading, so my normal reading days are back! Hooray! The new The Odyssey translation from Emily Wilson that came out earlier this year finally came in at my library and I pretty much devoured that in the last couple days, so it's safe to say that I love this new translation. I tend to get a lot of people asking me which translation of The Odyssey to read once they hear I studied Classics and it's always difficult for me to recommend because I don't know what's right for everyone, but I highly recommend this one to pretty much everyone. I'm continuing to do reviews as part of TBRindr and that's been fantastic, so I will continue with that indefinitely, as well.
All in all, I have to say it was a pretty good reading month. I actually read a lot more than I thought I did which is always a bonus! How was your month!?

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Books read: 11

(curse the uneven numbers that leads to uneven lists)

Munmun by Jesse Andrews 
The Wicker King by K. Ancrum 
The Tower of Living and Dying by Anna Smith Spark 
Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett 
Ody-C Vol. 1: Off to Far Ithaca by Matt Fraction 
Vox by Christina Dalcher 
Blood of the Gods by David Mealing 
City of Kings by Rob J. Hayes 
Balam, Spring by Travis M. Riddle 

(this month)

Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey (re-read, technically has been reviewed, but I didn't after the re-read) 
Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell 
Shadowblack by Sebastien de Castell 
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters 
Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen by Serena Valentino 
The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson 

The Friday Face-Off:
Covers featuring masks!

Have you read any of these? What books did you read this month? I hope you all had a great month-- comment below and let me know!

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  1. I feel like August went pretty fast, too! Looks like you had a great reading month! Happy September!

  2. Awesome wrap-up! Have a lovely September!!

  3. I'm sorry you were feeling stressed this month, I hope you're September is less stressful!

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  4. I'm actually about to start Shadowblack as soon as I finish my current book. I can't wait!