I cannot believe it’s already August!! Summer (despite my lazing about)
has passed so quickly. School starts in less less than two weeks for me…
So, the summer has been super slow reading for me, unfortunately. I reduced my Goodreads goal from 110 books to 90 books–hopefully I can reach it! I think it is a more reasonable goal, and I’m a little past halfway done.
I read 6 books in July (but one of them was only 100-ish pages lol). Here are my thoughts:
I was not a fan of this (I had to read it for school, figures). It seemed a bit pretentious and the techniques it discussed seemed fairly obvious and lacked any depth in the analysis. Informative, but not essential.
4* for The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
Read my review here. Loved this eloquent and magical book!
Read my review here. Pretty average, had some interesting insights though.
This book was so weird! I had to read it for school, and I can see why it’s controversial for students. There was some mature content, but I find that its themes were eerily relevant to today’s society (Our Ford, anyone?). Huxley was one insightful guy, I’ll give him that. As far as characters and plot goes, it was a bit dry, but I think that was the intention. I enjoyed it for the most part.
Read my review here. This was a pretty good mystery, have some mixed opinions about other aspects of the book.
4* for The Little Queen by Meia Geddes
Read my review here. Super adorable, sweet, and nostalgic!
So, this was a fairly productive month! I’m slowly pulling myself out of my summer reading slump, just in time for school to start (yay!). Next month I plan on participating in a couple challenges/tags, so I’m excited for that! How was your guys’ July? What do you plan on reading for August?