The long holiday weekend is behind us and we are now well into September, but I'd still like to take a look back at August and outline some September reading possibilities.
In August, we tried to make the most of the long summer days. The kids all visited, we traveled to upstate NY to see my parents and attend a family reunion, and spent several evenings on the beach for sunset. I managed to read four books last month, and was happy with their variety and quality. I read a classic play, a memoir, a new release from a favorite author, and reread a Pulitzer Prize winning short story collection on audio.
Books Read in August
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
classic play, ⭐⭐⭐💫
by Irmgard A. Hunt
Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
literary fiction, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
short stories, reread,⭐⭐⭐⭐
September Reading Possibilities
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
memoir in essays, audio reread (COMPLETE)
The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
literary fiction, read/listen combo in progress
True Biz by Sara Nović
MMD September selection, ebook in progress
The Road to Dalton by Shannon Bowring
The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride
The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton
Also planned in September is a longer visit with my parents, a quick trip to Buffalo to see friends, and two long weekends in NYC... one for an Ann Patchett event and another to go wedding dress shopping with our daughter who is getting married next summer. We're also finalizing plans for our daughter's wedding next month. So exciting!
How was your August? Any big plans for September? What was your favorite book last month?