Friday, August 24, 2012

August life

While I don't have any good poems to share, there are a couple of things I could talk about from this month. I've mostly been practicing piano, working, hanging out with some friends, and being on tumblr, but I've also been reading! I read three books last week, compared to one last month. I got a really good stash out from the library recently, and it's so lovely to curl up with a good book and just read.

The books I read were: 1. Black Heart by Holly Black, it's the third in a series and I've been waiting for it forever. This book was awesome, I love the main character and the plot was crazy as always. I read it in one day, as soon as I started it my day was just gone.

2. Looking for Alaska by John Green. Ever since buying The Fault in Our Stars in February (my first John Green read) I've been slowly working through his books, this is the third I've read. I love his writing so much.  His characters are always believable and have such unique voices, they really make his stories work. Also, I love the Colonel.

3. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. Oh, my goodness this book. Normally this wouldn't be the kind of book I'd get (it's about a 17 year old kid whose dad was a serial killer, and now years after his dad was put in jail, dead bodies start showing up in town again), but I'd heard such good things about it that I immediately picked it up, and I'm so glad I did. It's very dark obviously, Jasper thinks about death a lot and whether or not he's pre-destined to become a killer also. But the plot is fast paced and intriguing, his friends are awesome, and it's really well written. I kind of fell in love with this one.

4. And the only book I read last month was the long awaited Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore! I waited and waited for my library to get this book, but finally I just went and bought it. So glad I did, this is a beautiful book. Other than the writing, it has gorgeous illustrations each new section, which I adore. I was so happy to meet Bitterblue and get to spend more time with characters from her other books too.

That is it for my summer books. Any good books you've been reading, whoever reads this?


  1. You should have seen my surprised/joyful face when I saw this post. I kid you not, I have a post like this in the works. It is stored as a draft, with every book I've read this summer listed. (I started out the summer with a good reading pace, but it slowed as school approached. :P)

    The only one of these books I've read is Bitterblue (which I loved). I want to read all of John Green's books soon (maybe over winter break). The rest of them all sound so good! :) Did someone recommend these reads or did you stumble upon them?

    I'm all moved into my apartment, so I'll see about getting around to posting my reading list. ^.^ I hardly read anything last summer or last year! It feels so good to read again. :) I'm sure you understand how that is ;).

  2. You should definitely check out John Green's books, they're really good! The only one of these books that I hadn't read other books by the same author was I Hunt Killers, and Leila had raved about that one :)

    Good luck with that! How are you liking USM so far? It feels so great to be reading again, I missed it a ton :)