As predicted, I was only able to read three books, and just barely.
Let’s get into it:
the mermaid’s voice returns in this one by Amanda Lovelace
I actually finished this on the very last day of August. Oh well. I really enjoyed the conclusion of the magic trilogy. We are all a kind of magic, and this showed one woman’s journey through it. It resonated hardcore with me.
Bag of Bones by Stephen King
This was okay. I think I liked the premise more than the actual story. However, it was amazingly written and I still enjoyed it.
Educated by Tara Westover
Someone at work lent me their copy of the book thinking I’d enjoy it. It was an incredible story that I didn’t want to put down no matter how angry I was reading it (those who read it know why). It truly shows the power of self, of family, and of education—the bad and the good.
The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
This is a story about a Christian woman in Holland during WWII who hid Jews in her home and smuggled food ration cards for them before getting caught and sent to a concentration camp. It was fascinating to look into the other perspective of these stories. She was a very strong and faithful woman who refused to bow down to a power that was harming people.
And that’s what I read.
I know at the beginning I said three books when I clearly reviewed four. But I actually read three (since the first book was finished in August).
October is going to be about the same, with three books. This month I plan on reading On the Road by Jack Kerouac, The Omen (book based off the movie), and The Shining by Stephen King. If I magically have time, I’ll jump back to Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie since I didn’t get to read it this past month.
Let me know if you have thoughts about these books or if you read any of them.