Month in Review: August 2020

This month, I planned a Robertson Davies Reading Weekend to take place around the author’s birthdate of August 28. It was a lovely long weekend of reading and discussing his wonderful books with fellow aficionados, and I hope it introduced him to some new readers. You can find all the details in the wrap-up post.

Otherwise, I feel as though this month has been somehow extra long and took me on some amazing journeys near and far (in the pages of a book, that is). It was a good time to look back over my Around the World reading project and remember all of the fascinating places that I’ve visited.

Where has your reading taken you this month?



Other Books Read

  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway – Back to the Classics, Review to come
  • Inferno by Catherine Cho – Review to come
  • Anxious People by Fredrik Backman – Around the World
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – for an upcoming Witch Week discussion post
  • Magic Flutes and A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson
  • Swedenborg by Gary Lachman

Other Features and Events

  • I gave an update on my Around the World reading project, with stops in Ireland, Israel, Sweden, Switzerland, West Africa, Bhutan, Iceland, Korea, Japan, Ghana, and Chile.

On my other blog

Shared in the Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer and the Monthly Wrap-up Round-up hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction

15 thoughts on “Month in Review: August 2020

  1. Ooo I hope you enjoyed A Song of Summer as much as I did – A lovely tale. While my reading took me on quite a journey from rural Ireland and Yorkshire in The Cottingley Secret, to the sleepy Cotswolds in another Agatha Raisin mystery and finally to Germany during the great religious reformation of the 16th century. I am quite tuckered out! Happy reading in September, Lory. 😃


  2. I love traveling through books, especially now when we can’t travel/choose not to because of the risks. In August I got to travel back in time to the Revolutionary War in Rebel Spy. I also traveled to one of my favorite cities–Seattle in Today Tonight Tomorrow. Both of these books ended up being my favorites of the month.


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