August Book Club

I was on schedule!…until the very end. I’ll explain as I go.

Let’s get into it:

the witch doesn’t burn in this one by Amanda Lovelace

So, I read the first book in the series last month. And for someone who doesn’t like poetry, I really loved Lovelace’s works. Of course I had to read the second book in the series. I do like the first one better, but I loved this one as well. Still recommend, even if you hate poetry (like me, still). And, yeah, I’ll be buying the third book in the series.

Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Everyone had to read this in high school but me. And when I said I’d read this, everyone told me to be prepared to cry. After reading this book, this is my response to them: did we read the same book? Though Anne Frank’s story ends sadly, her own writing was hopeful and brighter than people like to give her credit for. She was a lovely writer and had lots of teenager thoughts (hello, she was a child). But she was not a sad girl.

The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

There’s not much I can say here that I haven’t said in the Fellowship review and that I won’t say in the Return review. Of course I recommend it, let’s move on.

Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

And the trilogy is done. It was an incredible adventure, a grand journey, and an awesome quest. One thing I took away from this trilogy is how under-appreciated and misused (if that’s the right word) Pippin and Merry were. Especially Pippin. They did amazing things throughout the whole journey and were nowhere near as doofy as the movies portrayed them. Beyond that, it was so incredibly written and the characters were multi-dimensional. It’s the quintessential trilogy I believe everyone should read. And now I’m going to rewatch all the movies and the new movie Tolkien (not sponsored, but boy, do I wish).

How to Be a Bawse by Lilly Singh

The original plan was to read some Stephen King, but after so many ‘heavy’ books, I didn’t want to read a 700 page book about more heavy subjects. So I went with Lilly’s book (that I got over two years ago and still haven’t read oops). It was adorable, but it was also very true. I was able to look at myself in a different light, and I was able to see what I can improve on. I do recommend this to all ages, whether you’re into self-improvement or unicorns.

And that’s what I read.

I’m not too hopeful in the coming months about reading more than three books a month because your girl is BACK IN SCHOOL (but more on that later). We have four months to finish the library goal, and we have 10 books left to go. We got this!

The books for September are Bag of Bones by Stephen King (I’ll actually get to it this month), The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, and Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie (because it’s my birthday month, and I’m gonna read my Queen).

Let me know if you have thoughts about these books or if you read any of them.

Hugs

Alexandra

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