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52 Books in 52 Weeks - August's Books


The end of year slowdown continues! I once again found myself reading some non-fiction in August, though I managed to keep it to small books, this time. No 500-word tomes this month, for sure!

So, after a slow July, I managed to read four books over the course of August, for a total of 596 pages:

  • "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho

  • "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes

  • "Memes in Digital Culture" by Limor Shifman

  • "The Suffragettes" by Various

Paulo Coelho story is one admired by a lot of people and it was one recommended to me. Although I enjoyed it, I'd have to say that a lot of the allegory was a little bit too on the nose, especially towards the end of the book.

Of the four, I thoroughly enjoyed Flowers for Algernon. What an exceptional tale of science, hubris, ignorance, intelligence and happiness. It's certainly one of my favourites from the 36 I've read so far.

Up next is "Jingo" by Terry Pratchett. Meanwhile, I've decided to download and listen to the audio book version of "The Neuromancer" by William Gibson. Here's to reading more books this month!

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