So, if you didn’t already know, I was on a cruise to the Bahamas the first week of September! My birthday was also on August 31, so between my birthday and being out of the country, I didn’t have time to write my August Wrap Up before I went out of town!
That all said, I’m back in town now and everything has settled, so despite the fact that we are more than a week into September, I’m posting my August Wrap Up now!
In the month of August, I read 21 books! Below I’ll list everything I read, and let you know which ones were my favorites!
For those of you who are unfamiliar, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week’s prompt is around books you struggled to get through/had a hard time with. I decided to feature 10 books that I rated one star on Goodreads. It feels weird writing a post that’s so negative, but regardless, check out my list below of books I didn’t like!
July has been my best reading month so far in 2017, so I’m feeling pretty good about that! This month I finished 26 books. Below I’ll share each of the books I read and let you know which were my favorites!
All of the titles link back to Goodreads, so be sure to check them out!
Lazlo Strange is a young librarian who is obsessed with the lost city of Weep. The day the heroic Godslayer shows up from the city of Weep is the day Lazlo always dreamed about. The Godslayer is looking for people to join him to help him solve a problem Weep is facing. With limited details and no useful skills, Lazlo is desperate to join the small group of people headed to Weep, and convinces the Godslayer to bring him along.
What ensues is a journey that Lazlo won’t soon forget. Why did Weep disappear two hundred years ago, what is the problem that needs to be solved, and who is the girl named Sarai that keeps showing up in his dreams…and why is she blue?
Before I get started, let me just say that just under two weeks ago, I spent more than an hour writing this post. I was about to go on vacation, so I wrote the post and set it to publish while I was gone, which it did…however I just realized that it posed a completely blank blog post! WHYYYYY?! I’m so sorry that I just realized that the previous post was blank THE ENTIRE TIME, but I’m going to attempt to re-write the post (ahh) for you today!
That all aside, I am notoriously bad at finishing series of books, even when I like the first books! I attribute it to three things. First, I sometimes worry that the final book in a series will be a letdown, as has happened to me so many times! Second, I tend to get distracted with other books, so I’ll move to something else with the intention of going back to the series, and then I just never do. Third, I read a series that isn’t finished, and by the time the next book in the series has been published, I forgot a lot of what happened in the first books and need to re-read them before I can continue the series, and it just never happens. I swear I have great intentions of finishing all of the series listed below, but we’ll see what happens!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and today’s prompt is all about the best book I’ve read so far in 2017! To date, I’ve read around 110 books, and rated 23 of them 5 stars, so narrowing it down to only 10 books was a little tricky! That said, below are ten of my favorite reads of 2017 (so far!) The title of each book links back to Goodreads, so be sure to check them out! I’ve also included the description for each book as well as some quick thoughts on why I loved each book!