Many books were read in August, but few made it to the blog. I'm not in this simply to write negative reviews. Accordingly, books that are truly awful, or just not at all worth your time, are not mentioned.
It must be said, however, that the two books listed as Highly Recommended are indeed very highly recommended. A toast to quality!
The Forger, An Extraordinary Story of Survival in Wartime Berlin by Cioma Schönhaus
Alive Together: New and Selected Poems by Lisel Mueller
The Back Nine by Billy Mott
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junto Diaz