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Anastasia Kinderman | 942 comments How many books can you read this month? You can post your goal here or use our handy-dandy widget: https://www.goodreads.com/challenges/...


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Brina Aiming for 9


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Maya B | 799 comments I'm going for 5 this month. I'm a huge fan of the Olympic games so I will watching more tv than reading


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Carol (carolfromnc) | 4439 comments I'm aiming for 6, but will add to the Olympics the fact that our daughter's first day of school is August 10. Yikes! Lots going on this August to impede a reader's goals.


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Lulu (lulureads365) | 2539 comments Mod
5. I'm got six weeks of training for a new product at work....I know it's gonna tire me out. lol


Anastasia Kinderman | 942 comments How many people completed their goals?


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Brina I did. I read 11 books and 3 plays.


Anastasia Kinderman | 942 comments Brina wrote: "I did. I read 11 books and 3 plays."

What were your favorites?


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Brina That's a toughy. I reread House of the Spirits for a 4th time so that's in its own category.
Here's what I enjoyed:
Between the World and Me
Last Ride to Graceland- Kim Wright
A Covenant With Death- Stephen Becker
In the Heat of the Night- John Dudley Ball
Another Brooklyn
Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice- Shakespeare

What I detested:
The Death of Sweet Mister- Daniel Woodrell

Did not live up to expectations:
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


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Lulu (lulureads365) | 2539 comments Mod
I read 6 for August. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi was my favorite.


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Brina Homegoing was my runner up favorite in July and would have been my favorite if I didn't read Gone With the Wind. My vacation is over so reading will decrease :(


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Carol (carolfromnc) | 4439 comments I finished 5 during August, but remain in the middle of 6 others, so... There's lots of good reading going on.

Favorites were:
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer and
Despite The Falling Snow by Shamim Sarif


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Maya B | 799 comments I read 9 this month. I had 3 favorites this month.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi


Slave My True Story by Mende Nazer

Spectacle The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga by Pamela Newkirk


Anastasia Kinderman | 942 comments Maya wrote: "I read 9 this month. I had 3 favorites this month.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi


Slave My True Story by Mende Nazer

Spectacle The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga by Pamela Newkirk"


Slave was a good book.


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