Thursday, 8 August 2013

Books You Loved - August edition



Before getting on to the new "library" for August, here are a few books that caught my eye from the July edition – these aren't the only good ones, of course!  To see all the books that were linked in, you can either go to the original post or to this Pinboard.

Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehmann was reviewed by Bookalicious Babe Book Reviews.  Sue said "You will quickly become caught up in Olive's life as Amanda reads her diary. You will love Olive!"

Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult was reviewed by Rachael Turns Pages.  Rachael said "I learned so much about Amish life while reading Plain Truth."

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion was reviewed by Jarrah Jungle.  Michelle said "This book is one of those ugly ducklings turned into a swan type story where you're rooting for a happy ending."

Gillespie and I by Jane Harris was reviewed by Roxploration.  Rox said "Sometimes the best reads can also be the hardest to write about and this novel falls into both categories. All I can say is this is a dark faux Victorian thriller designed to keep you gripped and keep you guessing."

The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak was reviewed by viewsofabookaddict.  Pamela said "Prepare yourself for a novel full of sumptuous historical detail, friendship, hatred, love and betrayal"

Now on to this month's collection.  Linking in is easy.  Just put your name and the name of the book that you loved into the first Mr Linky box below and copy the url for your post into the second.

I'll be pinning the links to this Pinboard

There were over 90 links last time.  I wonder how you will all go this time?  It is such fun reading about books that you loved.


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35 comments:

  1. Wings for Per is collectible and has classic illustrations.

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  2. I love reading historical fiction! Check out my review of Lucinda Brant's Salt Redux (see link in the list above). It is the second book in a brilliant series set in Georgian England. N.B. The giveaway contest linked to my review/post is now closed.

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  3. I have read many books in the past month and where they're all good, only the short story that I linked was absolutely fantastic.
    I think I'm out of the bad book slump though. :)
    Happy reading!

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  4. I love historical fiction. Michelle Moran has written a lot of historical fiction books. Nefertiti was one of my favorites.

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  5. This is Kris - I screwed up my link there, but over at Life is too Short for Bad books, I loved My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier and am sad I waited so long to read it!

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  6. Hi Carole, just added Pied Piper by Nevil Shute.

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  7. I just linked my book. Thanks again for doing this!

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  8. I have added the newest book I read this year, And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini's third book. When is the fourth one coming???

    Marianne from Let's Read

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  9. This month, I've given you a link to my review of a modern classic, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, truly an amazing work. Thanks for hosting this monthly meme. It's one of my favorites.

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  10. Hi Carole, Thanks for inviting me to join up. I have added my link as well. This library is a fantastic idea.
    Thanks,
    Sharon

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  11. Hello :)

    I have added my link to a book that I loved :)

    This is such a good idea :)

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  12. Hello again, Carole! I just added my link for this month - it didn't take the first time, but I'm persistent. :) Very rarely do I choose the first book I've read in the month as my Best Book of the Month, but "Bloodroot" by Amy Greene was the exception! :) Love this meme, such fun! :) See you next month, Carole! :)

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  13. Greetings, Carole! I have an old review of mine, but it's a good book.

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  14. Thanks so much for the shout out on last months book The Rosie Project :)

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  15. Hi Carole,
    Thanks as always. I'm adding several links this month. I had a great reading month this past July.
    Regards.

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  16. I look forward to these each month, thanks for hosting Carole!

    This month I've tried to go for something a bit different, a wonderful Ukrainian black comedy I read earlier this year.

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  17. So many good books.

    I love this monthly post.

    Thanks, Carole

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews

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  18. This is such a great round-up. I added a strange and unique YA novel that I recently enjoyed.

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  19. The book I listed is destined to become a classic! (The giveaway is over.)

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  20. Thank you for inviting me, Carole.

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  21. Hi Carole, thanks for the invite. My fav book from the past month was definitely 'Property of a Lady' by Sarah Rayne, and I've just added the link above.

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  22. I look forward to reading The Rosie Project, and I really enjoyed Gillespie and I too.

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  23. Thanks for the invite ... my TBR is going to go crazier!

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  24. A fun read for me this month from Mandy Baggot.
    carol

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  25. Linked! Thanks for contacting me Carole!

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  26. I thought I'd break the mold with a non-fiction book. -Aaron

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  27. Thanks for letting me know about the August linky! I am giving away a copy of JoJo Moyes' The Girl You Left Behind. Winner announced August 19th. Loved this book!

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  28. I loved Milly's new release, adored the touch of mystery to it xXx

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  30. I really enjoyed C.W. Gortner's Tudor Conspiracy. It's from his Elizabeth Spy Master series.

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  31. And- Thanks for inviting me- love this idea and will be a regular here for sure:) All of these reviews here are fascinating as well!

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  32. Okay...That was really weird. I was running down the list of reviews and completely missed my own - which I remembered posting at the beginning of the month. So, thinking that I may have dreamed posting about my August Book of the Month, I did so just there now - then I located my first linking at #31 - Bloodroot by Amy Greene. Sorry, Carole! :)

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  33. Thanks for the opportunity to link up!

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