I always use the last day of the month to summarize the books I've read. I don't know about everyone else, but I was so caught up in the Olympics and politics that I didn't get as much read as usual. I only read thirteen books. I know I'm probably falling behind my niece in our reading challenge for the year. I'm up to 108 books so far.
My list is topped this month by an older book, My Lady of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes. It's historical fiction about Anne of Cleves, the fourth wife of Henry VIII. And, it's a beautiful story. Anne of Cleves remains my favorite of Henry Tudor's wives.
Here are the rest of the books I read during August.
Angel's Tip by Alafair Burke - Crime fiction in which NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher isn't so sure they caught the real killer of a blonde co-ed.
Dead in Red by L.L. Bartlett - After his mugging, Jeff Resnick "senses" images about murders. When he investigates the killing of a bartender, he "sees" bloody hands, and worries about involving his brother.
Women in Hats by Judy Sheehan - A woman produces a play her husband wrote, and her mother wants to star in, although she dislikes the play as written, and doesn't get along with her mother.
One Bad Apple by Sheila Connolly - When Meg Corey moves into her mother's house to restore it, she didn't expect to be a murder suspect, or to have her ex-boyfriend turn up dead in her septic tank.
Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen by Trisha Yearwood - Cookbook.
Killer's View by Ridley Pearson - When Walt Fleming, Sheriff of Blaine County, Idaho, loses one friend to murder, and one to kidnapping, he doesn't realize he's investigating survivalists.
Farworld, Book 1: Water Keep by J. Scott Savage - Young adult fantasy about two thirteen-year-old kids destined to save their worlds. First in a proposed series of five books.
The Mercedes Coffin by Faye Kellerman - Lt. Peter Decker reopens the cold case of a man killed execution style, and stuffed in the trunk of his Mercedes.
Six Good Innings by Mark Kreidler - How Toms River, New Jersey became a Little League giant, and the story of one team from the town.
The Library Card by Jerry Spinelli - Juvenile collection of four intertwined stories in which four needy twelve-year-old kids find a blue library card, a card that offers opportunities.
The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters - Vicky Bliss, her lover, John, and other friends, try to find the stolen King Tut mummy before John is accused of stealing it.
Same Time Next Summer by Holly Jacobs - Carolyn and Stephen were summer best friends at their Ohio cottages. As adults they grew apart, but they're drawn together again when Carolyn's daughter suffers a brain injury in a car accident, and Stephen wants to be there for both of them.
I hope you had a wonderful reading month in August. I'm looking forward to September!