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August 2014 Reading Round-Up

Not so much of summer this month. It’s been cold enough some days that we’ve considered turning on the heating. I didn’t read much at all this month but then there were many events and lots of editing to do.

All books are works of fiction.

The Books

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Kristy Cambron: The Butterfly And The Violin – A gallery owner looks for the original of a painting she loves; a girl sent to Auschwitz tries to keep her hopes up, worshipping God with her music. Some flaws but not a bad book overall.

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Meike Ziervogel: Clara’s Daughter – A woman who has responsibilities to everyone tries to juggle them to little success. Outstanding, and the way the events are jumbled is a delight.

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Philip Pullman: The Broken Bridge – Ginny’s trying to work out who she is and it was difficult enough, but now a brother she didn’t know about has shown up. Excellent early ’90s young adult fiction dealing with identity, race, sexuality and one’s place in the world.

Clara’s Daughter wins this month. The Broken Bridge was a very close second. They are of different genres, so ultimately I had to choose the one that suited me most. The Butterfly And The Violin wasn’t bad, and I think it was a fair choice as my first Christian fiction book – it didn’t put me off – but if I were ever to read another I would be more picky about what I chose.

Quotation Report

None this time.

Well I can’t really say summer’s gone as it seems it’s back and I’ve heard that we may have weather similar to two years ago when everyone was able to go to the beach on November 1st. Yep, in Britain, I know! (as said by Monica). I can say there are some fabulous books arriving in the autumn and a few good times to look forward to.

What was your favourite book this month (or week if you round-up each week)?


Emma @ Words And Peace

September 1, 2014, 6:12 am

thanks for sharing. I had really a hard time choosing my favorites, I read so many great books in August.


September 1, 2014, 6:51 am

Good month :)


September 1, 2014, 12:45 pm

I think The Little Friend by Donna Tartt was my favourite read of the month, but that could be because I only finished it last night.

Tracy Terry

September 1, 2014, 12:58 pm

Here’s hoping September is a great month. Happy reading.

Freda Mans

September 2, 2014, 12:07 am

I hope you feel warmer this month. Happy September reading!

Andrew Blackman

September 2, 2014, 6:27 pm

Sounds like a good month, Charlie! I also read Clara’s Daughter, and enjoyed it. I’ll check out your review…


September 3, 2014, 3:35 pm

Looks like an interesting month of reading for you. My favourite read from August has to be The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. Happy reading in September!



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