Here is finally my August wrap-up! I got caught in a major translation work, which limited considerably my blogging time.

I read 8 books, 2 being non-fiction works. Total of 1754 pages, that is 56.5 pages/day.

And I didn’t finish any audiobook, because the one I was in lasted 25 hours! – that will give a very nice audiobook average for September!

Now the terrible thing is that I do not have ONE review done for this month, except for the read-along!!

The books I read were:

Fiction:
The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov
Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver – review will be posted on Oct 29
Lucretia and the Kroons, by Victor LaValle
The End of the Affair, by Graham Greene

Non-fiction:
Cliffs Notes on Shakespeare’s King Lear, by James Lowers
Clairvaux Manifesto, by Kirk Bartha

Plays:
All For Love, by John Dryden
King Lear, by Shakespeare

My favorites this month:

 

Risa @ Breadcrumb Reads recommended All For Love, by Dryden, when she commented on my review of Antony And Cleopatra, by Shakespeare. I enjoyed it thoroughly!

Reading Challenges recap

Around the World in 52 books:  26/52
Around the world in 12 books: 7/12
European reading challenge: 9/5 – COMPLETED
I love Italy: 3/3 – COMPLETED
Dewey Decimal: 23/20 – COMPLETED
We want you to read French authors: 6/5  – COMPLETED (ends in August)
Books in translation: 11/10-12 – COMPLETED
South Asia: 5/7
Middle East: 5/18
My own reading challenge: 1/5
What’s in a Name: 5/6
Ebook challenge: 8/10
Audiobook: 9/12
Support your library: 36/37 – COMPLETED
Finishing the series: 1/1 – COMPLETED
2nds challenge: 5/3 – COMPLETED
Foodies: 1/3
Japanese literature: 1/1+
Historical novels: 11/7-10 – COMPLETED
New authors challenge: 32/15 -COMPLETED
A Shakespeare play a month: 8 /12
SHAKESPEARE READING MONTH: 1/1   –  COMPLETED
AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE MONTH: 1/1 – COMPLETED
DICKENS READING MONTH: 1/1  – COMPLETED
Graham Green Challenge: 1/1 – COMPLETED

Special events in August:

–  read-along, on The End of The Affair, by Graham Greene

Special events in September

BBAW
Bloggiesta and in the middle of it, my 2nd blogiversary!!
Read-along on Bel Canto
– I still need to write a post on 3 amazing Christian Orthodox books recently published, as announced 2 months ago!

Currently reading

– The Secret Keeper, by Kate Morton
– Equal of the Sun, by Anita Amirrezvani
– The Aleppo Codex, by Matti Friedman
– The Merry Wives of Windsor, by Shakespeare