I read thirteen books this month including the eagerly awaited The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead and the Man Booker International Prize winner Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi. I also blogged five of my older reviews which hadn't made it to Literary Flits before, and thirteen Spotlight posts.
Regular blog series:
In August I blogged Reading Challenge and Bookish Bingo, and State of the ARC updates as well as a Cover Characteristics collection featuring Windows. My 5 Books, 1 Theme quintet were all novels centred around older women protagonists. WorldReads featured books from Portugal and I will be 'visiting' Denmark for September's WorldReads on the 5th. I also started up two posts which I hope to maintain as monthly staples: my favourite Bookish Etsy Finds and a return of the Giveaway Roundup.
Now, on with this Reading Roundup!
(Clicking each cover image will take you directly to my Literary Flits review or Spotlight page)
My Book Of The Month for August is the superb Japanese dystopia novel, The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa. This story goes way past standard dystopia tropes to become a deeply philosophical piece exploring what we need to make up our sense of individual identity.