Another month bites the dust. I have to admit I was not all that happy to see August come in the first place. August is the month that I go back to work, and my reading habits are greatly stifled.
On the up side I have had a great time turning my new students onto all the wonderful books I have been reading.
So here is what I accomplished this month.
Books read and reviewed:
- Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
- Sweet, Hereafter by Angela Johnson
- Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
- Evernight by Claudia Gray
- Manifest by Artist Arthur
- Lucy by Laurence Gonzales
- Beautiful Dead: Arizona by Eden Maguire
- Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
- Fledgling by Mark Cooper
- The Society of the Pink Crystal Ball by Risa Green
- Paper Town by John Green
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
- Virals by Kathy Reichs
- Minder by Kate Kaynak
I also managed to finish the EW Summer Book Challenge. I read a total of 6 books over the last two months.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Lucy by Laurence Gonzales
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
The Passage by Justin CroninThe Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
Once again I am having trouble picking my favorite book read in August. I really enjoyed Mockingjay, but of the series, Hunger Games definitely remains my favorite.
I also loved Lucy by Laurence Gonzales it was an amazing story and I have yet to review it as I am not sure I can even begin to do it justice.
I also just finished reading an ARC of Virals by Kathy Reichs and absolutely loved it, although it is not released yet, I am now a huge fan, and cannot wait to be buy my own copy and put it in the hands of my students. This will definitely be a book I will be recommending for next years Book Battle list at school.
But I think my favorite this month is defintiely Paper Towns by John Green. I listened to this on audio and it was brilliant. Laugh out loud funny, characters that were so real they jumped right off the page. If you have not read this one you really need to because it is a wonderful coming of age story that stays with you long after you have read the last sentence.
My goal for September is to get more reviews written since I was pretty much a slacker when it came to this in August. Definitely not as easy to do with school taking a high priority.