Hello everyone! August has been a busy month for sure! In fact, I forgot to create this post beforehand because I’ve been confused about what day it was. Oops!
I’ve managed to read quite a bit this month and that took be my complete surprise! Whatever I was lacking last month has returned in full force this month it seems. I think I have finally begun to learn how to read multiple books at once. These days I seem to prefer one fiction physical book, one non-fiction physical book and one fiction audiobook for the drive to work or while I’m doing things like laundry, cooking, tidying up, etc.
BOOKS FINISHED + REVIEW LINKS
- Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Woods
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- Shopgirl by Steve Martin
- Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween by Melissa Atkins Wardy
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
- Knock ‘em Dead: Resumes by Martin Yate
- Knock ‘em Dead: Cover Letters by Martin Yate
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
- Rumble Fish by S. E. Hinton
- Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
- Thorn Jack by Katherine Harbour
- The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Flemming
- Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH
Aristotle and Dante was beautiful, subtle and soothing. I loved the characters, the voice and the realism.
Two Boys Kissing I feel should be required reading for everyone. It speaks to the internal battles that rage inside of us constantly.
DID NOT FINISH
These two books really just did nothing for me. The Interestings was just flat out not interesting. I couldn’t care less what happened to the characters and couldn’t force myself to keep trudging through. Maybe I will try to pick it up again another time.
I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You made me absolutely cringe. The main character was whiney, sexist, spoiled and some of the remarks he made literally made me cringe. I had to put it down. Again, I may try in the future if I can take my feminist goggles off.
How has your week & month been?