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Devils in Daylight by Jun'ichirĊ Tanizaki
Gertie's Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley
Gideon Falls, Volume 2: Original Sins by Jeff Lemire
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Internment by Samira Ahmed
A Killer Edition by Lorna Barrett
Midnight Radio by Iolanda Zanfardino
My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi
Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying by Kelley Armstrong
The Tale Teller by Anne Hillerman
Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell
The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein
Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

Miscellaneous
August 2019 Sources
August 2019 Summary
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 02)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 09)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 16)

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Road Narrative Update for August 2019

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August 2019 Sources: 09/02/19

August book sources

August was the last month of summer vacation when I didn't have work. As my oldest had a ton of summer homework (from signing up for six APs) we spent most of the time at home. I painted and read. In August I didn't visit any libraries, focusing my reading on my TBR piles for this year and last year.

ROOB Score for the last three years

I read eighteen TBR books books published this year and two published in August. This month's ROOB score is my best ever in the absence of any library books.

ROOB score mapped year after year to compare trends

Eight months in, the ROOB trendline continues downwards. August 2019 was the best ROOB score since I started tracking these metrics. I am hopeful that September will beat it.

ROOB monthly averages

My average for August improved slightly from -2.56 to -2.63.

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