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text 2017-09-04 15:40
August 2017 Round Up!
The Suicide Motor Club - Christopher Buehlman
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston
Marvel 1602 - Neil Gaiman,Richard Ianove,Andy Kubert
Mass Hysteria - Michael Patrick Hicks
Through A Glass Darkly - Donald Allen Kirch
The Lesser Dead - Christopher Buehlman
Batman Vol. 3: I Am Bane (Rebirth) - Tom King,David Finch
Dreamwalker - James Russell Lowell
The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests - Chris Smith,Jon Stewart
The Talented Mr. Ripley - Patricia Highsmith

I read 15 books In August



Graphic Novels:


Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman

The Lost Boys Volume 1 by Tim Seeley

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three-Lady of Shadows by Robin Furth

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three-Bitter Medicine

Batman: Volume 3 I am Bane by Tom King


Total: 5


Audio Books:


The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman

Song of Susannah by Stephen King

The Daily Show The Book: An Oral History

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston


Total: 4




Mass Hysteria by Michael Patrick Hicks

Spungunion by John Boden (not yet available)


Total: 2


Random Books:


The Suicide Motor Club by Christopher Buehlman

Through a Glass Darkly by Donald Kirch

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

Dreamwalker by Russell James


Total: 4







Horror Aficionados Mount TBR Challenge: 

(Horror Aficionados Group on Goodreads)

Goal: Read 40 books I already own in 2017


January Count: 1

February Count: 2 

March and April Count: 0

May: 2 (Boo! and The Well)

June & July: 0

August: 1-The Talented Mr. Ripley

Running Count: 6


Graphic Novel Challenge:

(Paced Reading Group on GR)

Goal: Read 25 Graphic novels in 2017 


January count: 5

February count: 2

March count: 5

April count: 5

May count: 3

June count: 4

July count: 4

August count: 5


Running Count: 33! Challenge Met!




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text 2015-08-31 14:24
August Round-up
The Eyes of the Dragon - Stephen King
The Future Memory Man: Episode Five of The Chronicles of the Harekaiian - Shanna Lauffey
Heirs of Empire - Evan Currie
The Banished of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood Book 1) - Jeff Wheeler
Synchronicity: Empower Your Life with the Gift of Coincidence - Chris Mackey
Down: Pinhole - Glenn Cooper
On the Wing: Insects, Pterosaurus, Birds, Bats and the Evolution of Animal Flight - David E. Alexander
A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab
Stinger - Robert R. McCammon

In August I have finished a grand total of ONE book!


The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King was a group read and one I really wanted to read. It was a complete disappointment as a book, but it satisfied my need to read it anyway.


I started out with intent to read A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab, but I didn't get too far before...


Netgalley. I lost control. They kept inviting me to read books that actually sounded like things I would like! In the meantime I had found two non-fiction books that interested me on their site: On the Wing by David E. Alexander and Synchronicity by Chris Mackey. I'm really enjoying On The Wing, but haven't properly started Synchronicity yet because I didn't want to have two non-fictions going at once.


So I've added three fiction books from Netgalley: Down: Pinhole by Glenn Cooper, Heirs of Empire by Evan Currie, and The Banished of Muirwood by Jeff Wheeler. Down: Pinhole started out really, really good, but I'm not so sure about it now. The middle seems a bit slow. The other two books I haven't actually started yet.


So, add a next group read, Stinger by Robert McCammon and I've got waaaay too much to read!


Just when I thought I had seriously committed too much, I received the ARC for The Future Memory Man by Shanna Lauffey! I will of course effectively drop everything else to read the next episode of my favourite time travel series! This is officially released on 7th September, and there is a pre-release price of .99 until then. She also put all the other books in the series on .99 in the run-up to release.


I've had little reading time this past month due to too many work hours, but hopefully I can clear this lot by the end of September so I can read all the other books clamouring to be next! So many books, so little time. Sigh! Keep me off Netgalley...

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