It’s been a very strange month for me, to say the least. However, I somehow made time for some reading!
I read 13 books this month.
Before I Fall (Lauren Oliver) – 3 // 5
Quidditch Through the Ages (JK Rowling) – 4 // 5
Illuminae (Amie Kaufman) – 5 // 5 Review here!
Gemina (Amie Kaufman) – 5 // 5 Review here!
Shackled (Tom Leveen) – 2 // 5
The Fault in our Stars (John Green) – 4 // 5
We are All Made of Molecules (Susin Nielsen) – 3 // 5
We all Looked Up (Tommy Wallach) – 4 // 5
Fly Away Peter (David Malouf) – 3 // 5
The War of the Worlds (HG Wells) – 4 // 5
Smith of Wootton Major (JRR Tolkien) – 5 // 5
Hard Times (Charles Dickens) – 4 // 5
Farmer Giles of Ham (JRR Tolkien) – 5 // 5
about the books
I read a mixture of classics, Tolkien, and YA this month! Overall I was quite happy with the books I read.
My favourite books were undoubtedly the Tolkien ones, as well as the Illuminae series, which I am a little in love with!! I also greatly enjoyed Hard Times by Dickens. There were a few disappointments amongst the YA that I read, including Shackled, which sounds a lot worse than it is.
For the first time all year I didn’t reread anything, which was wonderful! It was so great to read so many new books. That said, this upcoming month I’m planning on doing a little more rereading, so stay tuned 🙂
on the blog
I actually blogged a lot this month! The reason for this was that my Main Goal™ of this term was to actually have some sort of blogging schedule 🙂
I RETURNED AND I ACTUALLY TOOK PICTURES WOW WHAT IS THIS
Who knows how long I’ll stick around for! I just need picture inspiration, because my brain is dry with creativity.
in other news
I’ve been writing again!! Yes, it is a fanfiction, but I’m so excited for it!! I’ve loved every second of writing this story, something that hasn’t happened before. It’s a story where I get to write about badass girls and death and memories and use all the ‘John Green style’ that I can muster. I’m having so so much fun writing it!
My mother was away overseas for 3+ weeks this month, which was really hard. It’s mainly because of this that I’m surprised I managed to read 13 books, because when I wasn’t doing schoolwork I was trying to keep the house/doggos under control.
I really struggled to find highlights this month. Not because there weren’t any, but rather because I honestly have no idea what happened. July was a blur that I can barely recall.
a list of happy things:
- theological debates, seeing old frens, and making new ones at a dear human’s party xx
- camping with good friends on a wonderful, freezing weekend – cooking, putting up tents, going on walks, and getting to know them infinitely better!
- playing mafia around a campfire with the gang.
- getting to put into practice the things I learned at a youth camp last month 🙂
- actually surviving while my mother was away (very unexpected) and….
- having her come back xx
All in all, I had a blurry, interesting, different month. It saddens me that I barely remember anything from it – I clearly need to do more journalling!
What about you? How was your month?