For work reasons I was reading quite a lot about Isaac Newton this month, and a couple of the books concerned (plus a mystery novel starring him) became leisure reads rather than work ones. Otherwise, August’s crop was something of a mixed bag. The links are to my GoodReads notes.
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
Dark Matter: The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton by Philip Kerr (despite the subtitle, this is a mystery novel with Newton as Sherlock)
Love, the Painter’s Wife and the Queen of Sheba by Aliette Armel
Dante’s Wood by Lynne Raimondo
Blood from a Stone by Dolores Gordon-Smith
The Master Key by Masako Togawa
The Unbelievers by Alastair Sim
In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward
Trespass by Valerie Martin
Mendel’s Dwarf by Simon Mawer
Newton by Peter Ackroyd
Under Your Skin by Sabine Durrant
Border Crossing by Pat Barker
Vanish in an Instant by Margaret Millar
15 books in all, of which 2 were nonfiction, 10 were by female writers, and 2 were in translation.