August Wrap Up

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So, I read a lot in August. That was unexpected. Honestly, I didn’t think I would read that much. I not only complete my TRB list, which is a first, but also completed 8 more books. Which makes a total of 14 books. I can’t believe this.

Books I finished:

Mrs Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf: I started it in July and had yet to finish it. I had high expectations for this book, but was somehow was disappointed. I wrote a review for it, along with The Hours, by Michael Cunningham, which I completed in July. ★★☆☆☆

The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. To be honest, I started this one last year, and I really don’t know why I stopped. This book is absolutely amazing. It’s a must read. ★★★★★

“But here’s the thing: I like telling my stories. It feels like I’m doing something about it. When I leave, the concrete in my chest has loosened, melted down so I can breathe for a few days.”

Re reads:

Paper Towns, by John Green ★★★★★ (See my book vs. movie article!)

Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins ★★★★★

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan ★★★★★

Reads:

Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard ★★★★★ (You can also check my review for this!)

The Uncommon Reader, by Alan Bennett ★★★★☆

It was a really nice and enjoyable read, as well as a quick read, which is always a good point as far as I’m concerned. You can’t not like this book if you like reading, since it’s basically a book about reading. It’s unpredictable until the end, which adds to the fun!

“You don’t put your life into your books, you find it there.”

Wonder along with The Julian chapter, by R.J. Palacio ★★★★★

Us, by David Nicholls ★★★★★

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee ★★★★★

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald ★★★☆☆

I also talked about the four books above and The Hunger Games in the post concerning the #5books7days challenge if you want to check it out!

Quidditch through the Ages, by J.K. Rowling ★★★★★

I read the Tales of Beedle the Bard as well as Fantastic Beasts and where to find them earlier in July, so of course, when I got my hands on this book, I had to buy it and read it right away. I know that Quidditch doesn’t exist (or does it?) but it’s also why I like it, since I usually hate sports. Anyways. My point is, this book was really enjoyable and fun. It’s really instructive, and once again, Rowling has worked wonders. I love the witty comments of Albus Dumbledore, and all the little details. Her writing is extremely witty and remarkable. If you’re a Potterhead, I can guarantee you will like this!

–  All the bright places, by Jennifer Niven ★★★★★ (You can also check my review for this one!)

Allegiant, by Veronica Roth ★★★★☆ (The first book was still better! And you can also check out my review for this one.)

Currently reading:

I am reading Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn and struggling with it A LOT but I still decided to finish it.

To conclude, here is a picture of my August book haul: they’re all so pretty, and I read them all!

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