Wednesday, August 31, 2016

August Wrap Up

I've felt like a bit of a slacker lately when it comes to reading. I got back on track a little bit this month, but I keep setting aside Wuthering Heights to read other things. Like The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo. And to re-read Let's Pretend This Never Happened. I will get there eventually. Sometimes I just need things that are more light-hearted and funny.

Anyway, here is the line up this month. Full reviews are posted on my book blog.

Books read this month:
  • Everland by Wendy Spinale. An interesting re-telling of Peter Pan, but steampunk.
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë. Awesome feminist novel about a woman who leaves her abusive husband.
  • Shatterglass by Tamora Pierce. An old favorite.
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne. The eighth Harry Potter tale, many years later.
  • Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich. The Stephanie Plum antics continue.
  • The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer. A collection of essays about her life.
Challenges completed:
  • A book with a place name for a title: Everland (Does this count? I think it counts.)
  • A book written before you were born: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • A re-read: Shatterglass
  • A best seller: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • A book with a boring cover: Smokin' Seventeen
  • A feminist book: The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo
 Favorite book read this month: Hard to say. I always love Shatterglass. I really enjoyed The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo.

Least favorite book read this month: I liked Everland, but just not as much as I was hoping, I think.

August book haul:
Actually, The Savage Song was a book from last month, but I forgot to include it in July's wrap up. It sounds super good!
I have been trying to refrain from buying too many books because I have a vacation coming up as well as medical expenses. I've been pretty good. Though this doesn't include my audiobooks and I have bought a handful of those... Just ones that were on sale, though!

Otherwise, I am still dancing and recently started working out. Mostly because I can't do my dance routine. I can mostly do it, but I am not in good enough shape to do it correctly.

I broke up with the guy I was seeing. I was actually really sad and upset about it, but I think it was for the best. It's sad though, we had an awful lot of fun together. Plus, I've been having runs of sad days, lately (as you know if you read my last post). It's just been rough recently and I am trying really hard to keep myself distracted. Reading helps.

I suppose that is about it! Happy reading!

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