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Books Read in August, 2008

Posted by Sherry on 9/1/2008 in Booklists, General |

Scarlett by Stephen Lawhead. I want to write about this sequel to Lawhead’s Hood, which I never got around to reviewing either. Maybe I’ll write about both books soon. Suffice it to say for now that if you’re interested in medieval historical fiction or in the Robin Hood legend, Lawhead’s take on the story is well worth reading. There’s supposed to be a third book in the King Raven series, but according to his website Mr. Lawhead has been ill and is a bit behind schedule with the third book called Tuck. He says it’s finished now and will be released sometime in 2009.

How Right You Are Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse. Semicolon review here.

The Queen’s Man by Sharon Kay Penman. Semicolon review here. This one was on the July list, but I didn’t really finish and review it until August.

What Came Before He Shot Her by Elizabeth George. I read this one while on vacation in Winedale, and it was fascinating. If you don’t want to read about the grit and violence and degradation of the city streets, be warned and don’t read it. But it is a compelling picture of how children slip through the social services net and become criminals.

44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith.

The Postcard by Tony Abbott. Noir for kids with a Florida setting.

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Semicolon review here.

Here, There Be Dragons by James Owen. Semicolon review here. And I picked up the next book in the series at the library yesterday. I’m looking forward to it.

Abigail Iris: The One and Only by Lisa Glatt and Suzanne Greenberg. Semicolon review here.

Perfect Chemistry by Simon Elkeles. Semicolon review here.

Alicia Afterimage by Lulu Delacre.

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards. I didn’t get around to reviewing this book although I did enjoy it. Never fear. It’s been reviewed by everyone else before I even got to it:
3M’s review.
Bonnie’s review.
Deb D.’s review.
Jane’s review at Much Ado About Books.

Looking for Alaska by John Green. This book, too, has been reviewed and discussed by everyone and his dog. It left me feeling ambivalent.

Everlost by Neal Shusterman.

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell. This last one I finished on Sunday afternoon, the 31st, and it reminded me of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter. Same theme of family secrets exploding into the lives of the characters.

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