August 2, 2015

July 2015 Wrap-up

And just like that... July is over. The funny thing is, my brain thinks we're going into September now. Probably that's because August is so brutal in so many ways. Hopefully it will fly by.

So let's look back at what I unrealistically planned to read in July.

  1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon - Done.

  2. Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette - Well, I tried. It was good, but it was too slow. Too many closely-typed, tissue-thin pages.

  3. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes - Check. And I loved it.

  4. The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks - Hahahah no. I haven't even looked at it since I got home from my trip.

So actually, it's better than I though. 50% isn't bad considering that I haven't finished a book in two weeks.

Let's see what else I did read.

Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton - This was fabulous. This guy goes around New York City and takes pictures of interesting people and sometimes talks to them a bit.

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs - This is the sequel to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. I love this series. It's so weird and imaginative and fascinating. Some people are creeped out by the pictures, but I think it's amazing.

Dead White Guys: A Father, His Daughter, and the Great Books of the Western World by Matt Burriesci - Once I got over my expectations, this turned out to be pretty good.

A Book to Love - A book about books. What's not to love?

Walking Jane Austen's London by Louise Allen - Kind of entertaining. If you walked the streets Jane Austen walked in London, what would you see today?

The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life, Love, and Lit by Jen Adams - Random people wrote in with stories of books given to them by people they loved.

So 8 books isn't too bad for a month that only saw me reading for half of it. Thank you 24 in 28 readathon.

What did you read?