August 2016 Reading Wrap Up

1618.jpgAugust is almost over and that’s means it’s time for my monthly reading wrap up. This month I finished reading:

1) Wuthering Heights
2) A Phantom Tollbooth
3) Fearless #4 Twisted
4) Bright Shadows
5) Izzy, Willy-Nilly
6) Cinder
7) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

I can’t believe I actually read 7 books! That’s really an all time record for me. My top four favorite books this month are

1) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Everyone should read this book
2) A Phantom Tollbooth – Everyone should read this book, too
3) Wuthering Heights – weird and convuluted plot but entertaining nontheless
4) Cinder – predictable plot but good writing

Also, I DNF-ed A Wrinkle in Time because I just couldn’t get into it. The beginning was slow and it wasn’t hooking me. I’m thinking maybe I’ve fallen out with fantasy cause I DNF-ed The Lord of the Rings as well. But I don’t know. I got to read a lot of other amazing books anyway.

What were your favorite books in August?

Book Review: The Phantom Tollbooth


Recently, I finished reading The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. It is a story about a boy named Milo, a dog named Tock and a bug named Humbug and their adventure in restoring Rhyme and Reason in a magical new world that Milo happened upon via a tollbooth.

I really enjoyed reading this book and it has become one of my favorites. Not only did I enjoy reading it, but it was a lot of fun as well. There was a lot to make me think and reflect about my own life and a lot of lessons, too. It reminded me a lot of Dr. Seuss books. I’d definitely recommend this book.