august reading in review

Books Bought This Month

Books Received/Acquired This Month
The Hundred-Year Flood [IndieBound] by Matthew Salesses (Kindle First)
See No Color [IndieBound] by Shannon Gibney (ARC from publisher)
The Great American Whatever [IndieBound] by Tim Federle (Edelweiss ARC)
Mad About the Hatter by Dakota Chase (NetGalley ARC)

Books Borrowed This Month
Displacement [IndieBound] by Lucy Knisley
Raven Girl [IndieBound] by Audrey Niffenegger
Dark Places [IndieBound] by Gillian Flynn
Disgruntled [IndieBound] by Asali Solomon
Shutter vol .1: Wanderlost [IndieBound] by Joe Keatinge
Let’s Get Lost [IndieBound] by Adi Alsaid (audiobook)

Books Finished This Month
Finding Audrey [IndieBound] by Sophie Kinsella (audiobook)
Displacement by Lucy Knisley
Infandous [IndieBound] by Elana K. Arnold
A Year in Japan [IndieBound] by Kate Williamson
Every Last Word [IndieBound] by Tamara Ireland Stone
Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Shutter vol. 1: Wanderlost by Joe Keatinge

Transitions are hard, and they make for a crap month for reading. But I’m somewhat settled in my new (old) city, have a somewhat standard schedule (for teaching cycling and temporarily helping to run a bakery), and have some future projects I can count on. Still, though. Reading. It has been hard to focus, again, and I’ve had so much running around to do. It takes such a crazy schedule just to find ways to establish a regular one.

I was not in love with most of what I read. BUT I am getting better at quitting books earlier on if I am not engaged. There is just no time in the world to read things you don’t like to read. I DNF’d two books this month, and they are not on this list because I don’t think it’s fair, because it was just as much me as the books. If it’s just that the book is 100% terrible, I have no problem publicly DNF-ing.

Anyway, here’s to a better next month.


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