In August I read 6 books for a total of 47 books so far this year.
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson is a delightful little book. I wish I’d gotten to read it while vacationing on an island or even a lake. I loved the grandma character. I’m not sure if I want her as my grandma or if I want to be her in a few (many) years.
I don’t know how or why I keep picking these creepy books! I’m not a scary book person. But Through the Woods is beautifully illustrated and the storytelling felt very timeless.
Of course I was going to buy Lisa Congdon’s Find Your Artistic Voice. It’s definitely a keeper book for me. I can see myself flipping back through this book from time to time just to get a little Lisa boost.
I’ve downloaded the ebook version of My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies at least twice and never read it. I saw the ‘real’ book at the library and decided to pick it up. I don’t know… it felt too short, unresolved? Maybe it’s going to be series?
Wow. Blankets is a beautifully illustrated story about first love and also family and Christianity and growing up. It’s such a huge book that I resisted it for awhile but it’s so good that I flew through the pages.
This story is so crazy but so real/possible. The Reckless Oath We Made is set in Kansas/Missouri which was fun for me except it’s not a great image of our area (not untrue either though). It helped that I had read in a review already that one character is autistic and speaks in Middle English. I might have quit pretty early in the book if I wasn’t prepared for that; it took some getting used to. Once I was into it though I was totally wrapped up.
August is just ending but it’s already starting to feel like fall around here, perfect for curling up with a soft blanket, a book, and a cup of tea.