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.”
– 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 ★★★★★
– 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.)
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!