My reading list for August is anything but extensive. I did however manage to complete one book. I would say that is pretty good given the fact that I have a 2 month old.
Reading List for August 2010
Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen
This book came recommended to me by several different people so I had very high expectations for it. I was not disappointed in terms of the quality of the writing, but I was a little taken aback by the loose and gratuitous use of sex and sexuality in the book. The story and the authors facility with language are captivating; often times I felt like I was watching the story unfold instead of just reading about it. One of the most enjoyable parts of Water for Elephants: A Novel was learning about circus culture. I particularly took pleasure in learning some circus jargon. Although I enjoyed this book I can only recommend it to readers over 18 years of age.
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer & Jessie Wise