Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Books You Loved: August Edition




It's the first Wednesday in the month again – how fast the year is flying by.  So, it's Books You Loved time.

Books You Loved: July resulted in another interesting collection.  Thank you to everyone who contributed.  Some reviews that caught my eye were:

Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams was brought over by Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews and Katherine of Story Matters.
Katherine said 'It may say tiny in the title, but there’s nothing small about this book. Quite to the contrary, it’s bursting with big personalities, big secrets, big twists, and one big, fat, whopper of an ending.'  Elizabeth said 'TINY LITTLE THING is a great summer read with an ending that is oh so good. ' 

YA Romantics brought us Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway. The review said 'Emmy & Oliver has a simple premise: Emmy and Oliver are best friends. When Oliver is seven, he disappears. Ten years later, he comes back. That's it.  But with that simple premise, Benway is able to explore a multitude of issues and themes and do so in a way that was moving, funny, and memorable. ' 

And for some light relief, Elizabeth of Books I Think You Should Read posted about Meg Cabot's Royal Wedding.  She recommended this for all Princess Diaries fans.

And another light read from The Eater of Books When a Scot Ties The Knot by Tessa Dare. Alyssa said 'Overall, I loved this book. It's earning a rare five stars from me, so of course I loved it! It's an all-time favorite historical romance novel for sure'

For some non-fiction, Captivated Reader linked in her post about The Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice by Trevor Corson.   She says 'I enjoyed Trevor Corson's writing and how he shares information about sushi with the reader... The story of sushi just isn't about the history of sushi in Japan, but also the history of sushi in the United States.'

 

Now for the new collection.  Remember the post doesn't have to be a recent one and the book doesn't have to have been recently published or read.  The only requirement is that it is about a book that you loved.

To add to the list just pop the name of the book (and your name/blog name if you like) into the first Mr Linky box and then copy and paste the url of your post about it into the second box.

I'll be pinning your links to this Pinboard to make it easier for you to check them out at a glance.

Have fun.  I hope you discover some great books to read – I always do!



20 comments:

  1. I really loved Rebel Mechanics! If you like steampunk and romance, this is a book for you.

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  2. Not got a review to post and I know I'm massively behind the curve on this but "the 5 people you meet in heaven" is the book which has most touched me in the last few years.

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  3. Thanks for this meme, Carole, as always. I entered just one this time.

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  4. Thanks for hosting this wonderful party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  5. Thanks for choosing TINY LITTLE THING. It was "oh so good." :)

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  6. I've linked three books this month: one classic, The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey; one from one of my favorite detective series, A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly; and one for pure fun, the latest in the "Dr. Siri" series by Colin Cotterill, Six and a Half Deadly Sins, all highly recommended.

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  7. Oh man, my link title has a typo...number 40 should read Heart Sisters

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  8. I had a couple this time, Stoner by John Williams, You by Caroline Kepnes and A Time To Run by JM Peace. All 5 stars and can highly recommend them.

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  9. Thanks for the email reminder Carole, it's nice to be here.

    I'm linking Go Set A Watchman which enjoyed much more than I thought I would !

    Happy Reading :)

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  10. Thanks, Carole! It's fun to look at books others love.

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  11. Thank you for the reminder Carole, Black Rabbit Hall is a superb read xXx

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  12. love how you have the ability to let bloggers share their books

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  13. Thank you so much for highlighting my review of The Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice by Trevor Corson!! It is one of my favorite reads of 2015 so far!!

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  14. YAY thank you so much for including my links and featuring my review above! You rock, Carole <3

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  15. It's been a while since I added a link but keep sending the reminders, I appreciate them.

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  16. I just posted my best book of the month for August! ;) I have to admit that it was a really slow reading month for me this month, and while none of the books that I read earned an A+! from me, each of them had something about them which I enjoyed. See you next month, Carole! :)

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  17. It was a tough month to choose my favourite but I would probably go for Interpreter of Maladies.

    Marianne from Let's Read

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