Read in August 2013

I was meant to concentrate on Southeast Asian titles in August but ending up reading all sorts of other fiction, from children’s books to historical fiction to crime/mystery novels. A good time was had as I wandered through Paris, Cambridge, Portland, Macedonia, Cornwall. And of course, plenty of Southeast Asia too – Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos!

So I finished up my month of reading Southeast Asia with 6 titles down. And two more still in progress!

Up next: RIP VIII titles!

Fiction (9)
Loki’s wolves – K.L. Armstrong, M.A. Marr
The bones of Paris (Harris Stuyvesant #2) – Laurie R King
Fire from heaven – Mary Renault
Harriet the spy – Louise Fitzhugh
Case histories – Kate Atkinson
The name of the wind (The Kingkiller chronicle #1) – Patrick Rothfuss
Human remains – Elizabeth Haynes
The rose garden – Susanna Kearsley
Wildwood – Colin Meloy

Southeast Asia in August (5)
Bangkok 8 (Sonchai Jitpleecheep #1) – John Burdett
Crazy rich asians – Kevin Kwan
Disco for the departed (Dr Siri Paiboun #3) – Colin Cotterill
The Headmaster’s wager – Vincent Lam
The Lizard Cage – Karen Connelly

Non-fiction (1)
Raising a Reader: A Mother’s Tale of Desperation and Delight – Jennie Nash

Total: 15


  1. You did great with your theme reading for August. Are you planning to do this again next year? I’ll make a note in my calendar if you are, as I’d love to join in.

    What did you think of Harriet (which I loved) and Loki’s Wolves (which I’ve been curious about)?


    1. Yup! I’m hoping to make this an annual thing! I’ll try to put out more advance notice next year – and hopefully more people will join in!

      Loki’s Wolves wasn’t really for me. It was fun enough but I just get frustrated by these silly things that they do. I guess I’ve forgotten what it is to be (whatever the targeted age group is) 12?

      Sigh I didn’t like Harriet! Maybe cos I was expecting to adore her! But I never quite expected her to be so mean…


      1. I think I know what you mean when you describe how you felt reading Loki’s Wolves; I had that experience my first time into the Bone comics (Jeff Smith). Once I returned to them, expecting that, I enjoyed them more, but I had to be in a certain mood. I’ll try to channel that if I pick up a copy of LW. (I did leaf through a copy and loved the pics.)

        We can still be friends even though you didn’t like Harriet. I’ll just go and reread so that her feelings aren’t too hurt. *pats dog-eared orange-covered paperback* 🙂


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