Every month I write about how I can’t believe it’s the start of a new month, and it’s no different for August. I don’t think I’m ever going to get over how fast the past two years have gone by. It seems like if you just sneeze, September will be here.
July was a month that started out pretty good with me quitting my summer math class. My reading took off with a bang since I had so much free time. I joined the High Summer Read-a-thon but failed miserably and spent the past week and a half plagued by migraines. I’m still not migraine-free so my reading will probably slow down a lot this month.
In July, I read a total of 28 books. My favorites (and 5/5 reads) ended up being:
- Every Day by David Levithan
- Nox by Anne Carson
- No Crystal Stairby Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
- The Pink Hotel by Anna Stothard
- Bad Island by Dough TenNapel
- The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan
- Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Every Day and The Brides of Rollrock Island won’t be out for a few more months but I really recommend you putting them on your tbr lists now.
Lately, I’ve been in a mood to read non-fiction so I ignored my library ban to check out a few books including:
- Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution by Jennifer Cockrall-King
- The Wisdom of the Radish: and Other Lessons Learned on a Small Farm by Lynda Hopkins
- Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky. I plan on reading it with Jane McGonigal’s Reality is Broken.
- The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman. It’s one of Kim’s (Sophisticated Dorkiness) favorite books and I never hesitate to put books she recommend on my tbr list.
- Multiplication is for White People: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children by Lisa Delpit. I saw Frances (Nonsuch Book) put it on her tbr list.
I also joined Photo-a-Day July which was hosted by Chantelle (Fat Mum Slim). That was another project I failed at but will try again with Photo-a-Day August.
That’s my reading plan for August. What books are you hoping to read in August?