Hello gentle readers, for today’s post I thought I would provide a list of books that I read in August, although as they are all audiobooks, perhaps I should say, here is a list of books that someone else read to me lol.  I managed to get through seven books in two weeks, the first two weeks of August.  The second two weeks of August I was under the weather and not up to reading/listening to anything, but still, seven books in one month is quite good.  Overall in my 2021 I have read 37 books so far, these books are 31-37, and since then I have struggled to read/finish anything else, partly because there has been so much to do outside and the weather has been on our side for a change.So without any further waffle, here are the books I read last month with star ratings.

AUGUST


31.  Capturing the Devil – Kerri Maniscalco – Book 4  :star: :star: :star: :starhalf:

32.  Her Every Fear – Peter Swanson
  :star: :star: :star: :star:

33.  Their Little Secret – Mark Billingham – Tom Thorne Series Book 16  :star: :star: :star: :starhalf:

34.  The Kind Worth Killing – Peter Swanson 
:star: :star: :star: :star:

35.  Project Hail Mary – Andy Weir
  :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:

36.  Every Vow You Break – Peter Swanson
  :star: :star: :star: :starhalf:

37.  Before She Knew Him – Peter Swanson
  :star: :star: :star: :star:

Comments on this list:

I really love the Kerri Maniscalco series but this is the last book so that makes me sad.
I listened to the Mark Billingham book as it was the author narrating it himself and it was really rather good.  This is book 16 in the Thorne series, and I have not read many of the previous books but I did see the TV show, so I was familiar with the characters.  This book and all of the Peter Swanson books are crime fiction.  I recently discovered Peter Swanson and started working my way through all his back catalogue, I really enjoyed every one, but the first one I read (Eight Perfect Murders) remains my favourite and it is very bookish and centres around a bookshop owner. And finally the Andy Weir book!  Well what can I say about this one!!! I have loved all of his books so far, the Martian being a particular favourite, but this one takes the cake.  I had no real idea what it was about before I started it and it took me off on a wild adventure, really loved it as you can see from the perfect 5/5 rating!

Have you read any of these books?  Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!

Challenges

Blog Along with Effy – Day 9
Links to all the days of the September blog-along
Sept 1st – UFOs Tapestry Cushion and Harris Tweed TBD
Sept 2nd – Second on the Second – e-reader covers
Sept 3rd – There is no enjoyment like reading
Sept 4th –  A Day in the Garden and UFO update
Sept 5th – Begin the Beguine
Sept 6th – She Sells Seashells on the Seashore
Sept 7th – Vintage Children Doing Vintage Things
Sept 8th – WOYWW Desk, Garden, Kitties, Kitchen and Blog Along One Week In
Sept 9th – this post

This month I decided to join in with Effy Wild’s blog-along – 30 posts in 30 days same as we did in April this year.  The idea is to blog every day if you can, but also to comment on other people’s blogs to keep the conversation going.  There is a facebook group where you can link your posts and find other people’s to go visit and comment.
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