A little late, but here are the books of August. Some hot weather upped the numbers, bringing me to 12 books for the month.
The best book of the month was a re-read,
The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay. It had been years and years since I read it, but something about the story kept popping into my mind from time to time, so I decided it was long past time for a re-read.
It was just as marvelous as I remembered.
Fables Vol. 21: Happily Ever After (2015) Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, and Andrew Pepoy
Fables Vol. 22: Farewell (2015)
Fairest Vol. 5: The Clamour for Glamour (2015)
Ms. Marvel Volume 2: Generation Why (2015) G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, and Jacob (7/10)Wyatt
Ms. Marvel Vol. 3: Crushed (2015) G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa, Elmo Bondoc (7/10)
The Lions of Al-Rassan (1995) Guy Gavriel Kay (9.5/10)
Bangkok 8 audible version (2003/2011) John Burdett narrated by Paul Boehmer (8.5/10)
Mercy Blade, Audible Version (2011/2011) Faith Hunter narrated by Khristine Hvam (8/10)
Moon Called, Audible Version (2006/2009) Patricia Briggs narrated by Lorelei King (7/10)
Kitty Goes to Washington audible version (2006/2009) Carrie Vaughn narrated by Marguerite Gavin
Historical Mystery / Romance
A Dangerous Madness (2014) Michelle Diener (7.5/10)
London Interlude (2015) Tracy Grant (7/10)
And here’s the breakdown.
Lots of graphic novels lead to a higher than normal number of paper books read, and canning lead to a higher than normal number of audio book listened to. (I listen to about an audio book a month if it’s mostly lunch time walks. When I’m canning, audio books distract me from the heat and the sometimes monotonous tasks.)
Trade Paperback : 5
eBook : 3
Audio : 4
Multiple Formats : 5
Re-read : 5
The high number of re-reads and multiple formats were primarily due to audio books.
A bit of variety this month in the genres I read.
Fantasy : 5
Mystery : 4
Romance : 3
YA : 1
Comic : 5
And gender-wise, women remained in the lead:
Male : 2
Female : 7
Anthology : 3
That gives brings the yearly percentages as such:
Male : 34%
Female : 52%
Not a bad month, especially consider that I did manage to get out quite a bit.