Monday, September 1, 2014

What I Read: August

August was a good reading month for me. :) Here's what I read:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling. Continuing my reread of the Harry Potter series this summer! I absolutely love this book. It was my favorite of the series for a long time. You can read my thoughts on the book and the film here.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling. This one was also my favorite for quite a while! I still haven't finished writing my book/film review for the blog yet, but it should be up soon.

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew, by Daniel Pool. I finally finished this book, which I'd been reading off and on since last year! The information was interesting (especially if you read a lot of classics), but it wasn't presented in the best way. The way it was written was a bit dull. Also, be warned that the author spoils a lot of plot points from classics...

Jane, the Fox, and Me, by Fanny Britt. I absolutely loved this graphic novel and gushed about it here.

The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen. I'll be the first to admit that YA contemporary is not my thing, but I'm constantly hearing good things about Sarah Dessen. And now I've finally read one of her books! In some ways it was exactly what I expected, but in other ways it was more than I expected. I did have a few qualms (I covered those in my review, which you can read by clicking on the book title), but overall I enjoyed it.

I'm going to officially call this the end of my summer reading. September is still quite warm here, but honestly I'm tired of feeling like I have to read from my summer reading list. (And I shouldn't even have to mention how ready I am for fall to be here!) Of course I didn't even come close to completing it, but I think I did fairly well. Of the 35 books on my list, I read 13. I'm still working through my Harry Potter rereads, and as soon as I finish them I intend on reading the Anne of Green Gables series. So that will knock off at least 9 more books from my list, even though it might not be summer any longer by the time I'm finished with those. :)

P.S. If you enjoy bookish posts like this one, stayed tuned...I finally filmed a little bookshelf tour of sorts that I hope to post soon!


  1. I saw you reviewed Sarah's novel - thanks for that, Kristin. I'm eager to try one of hers now. :)

    As for the summer reading list, I'm cheating and giving myself until September 23rd because that's when the fall Top Ten Tuesday goes up, and since I'm using my summer TTT as my "reading list," I think that's only fair. ;)

    As for a bookshelf tour - yay! Sounds fun.

    1. I hope you'll enjoy Sarah Dessen's books! I know I'll read more of hers in the future, though now I'm not in a great hurry since I've read one.

      That's definitely fair. :) I'll probably still be mostly reading from my summer list for the month of September, too. I just don't want to confine myself to the list because I've been wanting to read other things lately. :)


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