A Month in Books: August 2011

Apparently my reading is coinciding with the seasons.  Late summer was all about fantasy and I FINALLY finished George R. R. Martins’ Song of Ice and Fire series. What a slog towards the end!

As we transition into fall, I am suffering serious fantasy burn out. However, I’m looking forward to a clean slate, a new beginning and a slew of new authors and books. Feels almost like I’m starting school again!

As always, links take you to my full reviews over at Goodreads.com and asterisks mark any books that have become super-favorites.

*Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace and Ultimate Freedom, B.K.S. Iyengar
5 stars
A crucial book for anyone interested in yoga and the path of self-healing. Loved the open, honest narrative and the lack of dogmatic proclamations that pepper most self-help/yoga books.

The Forbidden Rose (Spymaster’s Lady #3), Joanna Bourne
4 stars
Delightfully dark (contradiction of terms, but so true in this case) romance novel featuring (shockingly) two normal looking human beings. So happy to not be knocked upside the head with beauty every other page. Oh, and the plot was great, too.

A Storm of Swords (Song of Ice & Fire #3), George R. R. Martin
4 stars
Increasing magic, further development of some of the best fantasy characters ever (I am SO in the Tyrion of Lannister fan club!), and the sad silencing of other voices. Epic fantasy at it’s best here in book #3.

A Feast For Crows (A Song of Ice & Fire #4), George R. R. Martin
2 stars


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