August 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
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?
- It’s entertaining.
- I learn new words or life lessons.
- I get to experience new worlds, situations and lives. I can sympathize with characters and realize that what I might be feeling isn’t exclusive to me.
- Reading gets my mind off things and helps me relax.
- Reading inspires me to write.
Why do you love to read?
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.
In July, I read six books to my surprise. Most of them were short, easy reads and it helped that I liked all of them.
- Carrie by Stephen King
- The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson
- Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
- Fearless 3: Run by Francine Pascal.