Happy August! Here are the books I picked up last month:
Next to each book I give a short explanation why I chose to pick up that particular book. (Clicking on the picture of each book will take you to the book’s Amazon page, through an affiliate link.)
Borrowed Physical Book from Library
Baseball History for Kids by Richard Panchyk
I was sitting at a baseball game (go Arizona Diamondbacks!) and was wondering how the game came to be. When you think of it, some of the rules are sort of weird. So while I was at the ballpark I ordered this and the four books below through my library’s app on my phone.
(In other news, that was the game where the Diamondbacks scored 20 [!] points, beating their old franchise record.)
Change Up by Larry Burke
The 34-Ton Bat by Steve Rushin
The Rules of Baseball by David Nemec
The Ultimate Baseball Book by Daniel Okrent and Harris Lewine
Candy Bomber by Michael Tunnell
I was looking for airplane related books for a future blog post, and this one caught my eye.
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
This has been on my TBR for quite a while.
The Psycopath Test by Jon Ronson
I read So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by him last year, and I’ve wanted to read this one since. (See link for Book Review: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson)
I love this author so I’m super excited for this book!
Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin
During last year’s holiday season, I estimate we performed Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” 47 times on handbells. (Not including practice/rehearsal). And before every single iteration, our director had a spiel about Irving Berlin. He’s a fascinating guy, but, since I’ve heard the same speil 47 times, I’m hoping to learn some new things about him.
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
This has also been on my TBR for a while.
Something New by Lisa Papademitriou
This will help me finish a series!
Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
It’s by Tamora Pierce. Enough said.
Twilight, the Graphic Novel Volume 2 by Kim Young
I loved the illustrations in the first graphic novel (which I read years and years and years ago), and then discovered that my library carries the second volume.
Write on, Irving Berlin! by Leslie Kimmelman
See my Irving Berlin comment above.
What books did you pick up this month?
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