January was a really good month! I read 14 books, 4,511 pages. I’m still surprised I started the year this strong. I covered all 14 books in the wrap up on youtube.
But I wanted to highlight a few favorites from this month as well here.
Every month I think about wow that was a quick month, but damn I read a lot of books. So Here we go through my August Wrap up… I definitely finished a lot more books than I ever expected to. Also I think I’ve narrowed my book likes in enough to avoid reading books I won’t enjoy. Though they do pop up occasionally. I’m currently 20 books ahead of schedule for my reading goal of 100 and I’m hoping to possibly hit 150 this year.
Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire 5/5 – my library finally got this in and I finished it very quickly. This was delightful and nothing like what I expected. It’s a really cool world and I can’t wait to read the other ones in the series.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon 4/5 – Can you just say cute? Like this book is the definition of gushy mushy sweet. I adored the characters and how it all unfolded. It’s sweet it’s a sugary treat on a bad day. Can’t recommend the cuteness enough.
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton 4/5 – This was part of my #makemereadit challenge. I was surprised by it. It’s magical realism so not for everyone, but my god was it a beautiful read.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie 4/5 – My first time reading Agatha Christie. I might be hooked now and need to work through some of the backlog. I knew the premise for this one a good bit, but I didn’t know the whole story.
Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli 4/5 – Another super fun one that I read because of the #makemereadit challenge. It was enjoyable even gave me cravings for oreos.
Sanctuary by Rebekah Weatherspoon 4/5 – Full review here go read this series it rocks!
Levar Burton Reads – has become an essential for me every week. Okay I’m not caught up, but I love listening to these and experiencing so many incredible short stories.
What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky 4/5
Graham Greene by Percival Everett 4/5
The Second Bakery Attack by Haruki Murakami 4/5
Chivalry by Neil Gaiman 5/5
Greedy Pigs by Matt Wallace 4/5 – this is talked more about in my reading quest week 1 wrap up, but I enjoyed it a lot.
Tampa by Alissa Nutting 3/5 – This is the most fucked up book I’ve ever read. I don’t know if I’ve ever rooted more for a main character to get in trouble, but Tampa does that. It’s not for everyone and I think you can easily tell from the plot summary if you could read it.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 5/5 – This was book club this month. Amazing beautiful story. You can watch us discuss it here. I also go more in depth on it during my Reading Quest wrap up.
Hamilton The Revolution by Lin Manuel Miranda 4/5 – Great audiobook! Enjoyed the back story.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson 4/5 – So glad I read this and I wish I read it sooner.
The Ghost Bride 3.5/5 – I wanted more from this. I wanted more story it ended too soon it didn’t give me enough. Still worth a read.
What book did you read this month that you loved?