Saturday, September 3, 2022

Monthly Reading Recap - August 2022


Monthly Total - 20 - This month was pretty chaotic so I'm very pleased with this number.

Monthly Breakdown:

Audio: 8

Print:  7

Kindle: 5

Mystery: 17 

Fiction: 3

Favorite Book of the Month:  

The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis - I so enjoyed this book.  I loved the characters and the writing style.

Least Favorite Book of the Month:

Peach Pies and Alibis by Ellery Adams - This was a case of not what I expected.  I was expecting a cozy mystery with a bit of magical realism and ended up with full on magic, not much realism and only a bit of mystery.  I think I'll enjoy the next book a bit more now that I know what to expect.

Where My Bookish Travels Have Taken Me This Month:

New States Visited: Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky

And in addition to my usual visits to England I also visited Belgium and 1960s Hong Kong

How was your reading in August?  Where did you reading take you?


  1. One of our book club members, before she moved, was Fiona Davis' mother, and she arranged a Zoom meeting with Fiona for one of her earlier books. We were all very impressed with her as a person.

  2. That Fiona Davis book sounds so good; I hope to read it. You had a great month Katherine and I hope September is good for you for all reasons as well.

  3. I've been to Singapore and Paris, and Kent in the U.K. recently. I love traveling in books.

  4. The Magnolia Palace looks good. You had a great month!

  5. I have The Magnolia Palace on my TBR and have been wanting to read it for a while now.

  6. That seems like a great month. I love how you travel in books. I like to read about different settings too.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  7. I like Fiona Davis and need to check Magnolia Place out! Great reading and listening month!

  8. You had a fantastic reading month! I have only read one of Fiona Davis's books but this looks like a good one.

  9. I am in awe of how many you read and all you have going on in your life. I would like to read a Fiona Davis book, I think its her one on journalism that I have first on my list.