Books Read: August 2013

As a result of real life intruding on my spare time, this month has been pretty quiet on the reading front. Even so, I’ve still managed to work my way through four books of the Dune saga, amongst others. And so without further ado, here’s the round-up of books read in August.

Children Of Dune; Frank Herbert (1976)
God Emperor of Dune; Frank Herbert (1981)
Heretics of Dune; Frank Herbert (1984)
Chapter House Dune; Frank Herbert (1985)
Slapstick, or Lonesome No More; Kurt Vonnegut, Jr (1976)
Audition; Ryu Murakami (1999)

I currently have a massive list of books I still want to read, but if you have any recommendations for books you think I’d enjoy then feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments, or alternatively drop me an e-mail through the Contact page.

2 thoughts on “Books Read: August 2013”

  1. Hi, a few suggestions for you, though you have probably read most of them…

    The Wind Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
    All of the Game of Thrones Series – George R R Martin
    The Plot Against America – Phillip Roth
    Crime & Punishment – Dostoevsky
    Breakfast of Champions – Vonnegut
    Labyrinths – Borges


    1. Hi again,

      I haven’t read any of those yet, but with the exception of Labyrinths all of your suggestions are already on my list.

      I’m definitely intrigued by Haruki Murakami’s work, and have Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World queued up for later this month. Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka On The Shore are in my list for next month, all being well.

      Game of Thrones / Song of Ice and Fire is definitely a must-read, though that’s one series I’m putting off for now simply because I know it’ll make me want to work on something fantasy-based myself.

      I’m a bit dubious about The Plot Against America as I wasn’t all that impressed by my first encounter with Roth (Portnoy’s Complaint), but my partner keeps trying to convince me how great an author Roth is so I think it’s only fair I give him a second chance.

      Dostoevsky is one author I’ve had on my Kindle since I bought the thing, but for some reason I’ve not yet gotten around to reading any. He’s one of those authors I know I should read, but always forget about because of other distractions. I think I may bump him up my list a little…

      And as for Vonnegut, well, I fully intend to work my way through all of his novels before the year’s out.

      Thanks for the suggestions. I’ll see what I can do about reading them. 🙂

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