BOOKS - August

It's book post time.

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Let's start off with the awesome assortment of books I discovered over the course of the previous month (the ones that I want to add to my bookshelf and read)....
The Slug by Elise Gravel.
Moomin on the Riviera by Tove Jansson.
Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager.
And Two Boys Booed by Judith Viorst and Sophie Blackall.
Worn Stories: Sartorial Memoirs as told to Emily Spivack.
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.
Flashlight by Lizi Boyd.
Just Add Color: Mid-Century Modern Mania with artwork by Jenn Ski.
Just Add Color: Circus with artwork by Sarah Walsh.
Just Add Color: Folk Art with artwork by Lisa Congdon.
Swedish Wooden Toys by Amy F. Ogata and Susan Weber.
The Secret Place / Lock In / The Swap / Into the Grey
Blackfin Sky by Kat Ellis.
I Want to Be a Ballerina / Baking Day at Grandma's / Littleland: Around the World / Go to Sleep, Little Farm
Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell, illustrated by Melissa Castrillon.
Easy Gourmet / Candy Aisle Crafts / Seriously Delish
Kiddie Cocktails by Stuart Sandler, illustrated by Derek Yaniger. 
Blown Away by Rob Biddulph.
Moonhead and the Music Machine / Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel
Hug Machine by Scott Campbell.
Bad Apple's Perfect Day / The Way to the Zoo / Aw, Nuts!
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade by Justin Roberts and Christian Robinson.
The Haunted Library / The Haunted Library: The Ghost in the Attic
The World of Mamoko: In the Time of Dragons by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski.
Now on to the books I read over the course of August.

Not a lot this month.

  • I loved all the interviews in Poking A Dead Frog 
  • I sped through More Than This in one wonderful sitting 
  • The Night Gardener is a genuinely spooky children's book 
  • And Gone Girl? Well, I love making myself more paranoid than I already am by reading bushels of mystery / murder-y books. Back when Gone Girl first came out my expectations were high (I liked Gillian Flynn's two previous novels) - but I didn't get around to reading it very quickly. And then some people whose opinions I trust read it and weren't very enthusiastic, so I moved it out of my to-read-soon pile. AND THEN (and then and then and then) the movie release date started creeping closer, so I thought "Read it, Mal" and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The end. A very eloquent review, I know. 

Over & out.