Favorite Books Read in August 2019

Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well. – Mark Haddon

This August ended up being a lot busier than July was, so I did not get as much reading done as I would have liked, but I still did read some good books that I really enjoyed.

So there are not as many books here as there normally would be, but hopefully it will still give an idea about what I have been reading recently. Though I guess since I haven’t been reading a lot I guess this is an accurate overview about what I have been reading.

So, anyways let’s get started!

New Treasure Seekers, or, The Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune by E. Nesbit

E. Nesbit is one of the authors that I feel like is quite underrated, but also I am slightly amazed that I was able to read it. She was a children’s author in the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century.

This one is about siblings going on adventures which normally just end up with them getting into some sort of mischief.

This is story that I always enjoy reading. The first time I heard it my dad read it outloud to my siblings and, so it is something that I not only I enjoy it is something that has good memories for me.

Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart

This is about different kinds of dangerous plants. These plants are dangerous for different reasons some are poisonous, and others are dangerous for other reasons.

This was a short nonfiction book, but it still managed to get a lot of interesting information in a way that was interesting and amusing.

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

I like the complexity of the universe that he has created here. It is an extremely complex magical system.

This is not the first time that I have read this book and there are things that I have noticed on this reading that I did not notice on the first read through. I feel that this is one of the important things in a fantasy novel that it has a world and story complex enough to be able to be able to bear multiple re-reading.

The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

I have enjoyed every Agatha Christie mystery that I have read so far. She is an amazing author who is able to write an engaging mystery that is complex, but also one that the reader could solve.

This one is a Tommy and Tuppence adventure, actually this is their first. I don’t want to say more about it because I don’t want to spoil it for people who have not read it.

However I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in mysteries and/or Agatha Christie books.


That brings us to the end of this. I hope that it has given you some ideas about what to read next.

What were you reading this August? I’d love to hear about your favorites because I am always looking for new things to read!

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