I'm finding this whole reading thing a bit weird. I started posting about my books because I like to read and wanted to read more. I thought that posting a monthly book report would encourage me to read more. And it did. It took a year or two but I'm in the habit now. In the beginning my goal was to read one book each week. Now I find that I read a book in a few days and then either start another or take a few days off. (And if it takes too longer than that to get into a book, I stop reading it. There's plenty of other books in the sea, so to speak.) I've been pretty consistently reading 6-8 books a month for the past few months. And yet I still find it hard to say "I read a lot." I mean, probably there are lots of people that read more than that. (Maybe it's because I live with one.) It's almost as hard as saying "I'm an artist." Why is this hard?! Anyway...in August I read:
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon -- pretty good, gonna be a movie soon. This is one where I think the movie COULD actually be better than the book. We'll see.
Shtum by Jem Lester -- I loved the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night and this one was often compared to it. It's very different; much more sad and dark but honest I'm sure.
Hostage by Guy Delisle -- wow! This was a page turner for me. I wanted to know...does he escape?
Growing Gills by Jessica Abel -- this was our year of creative habits book club selection and a really good one. It's getting me back on track.
Corita Kent: Art and Soul by April Dammann -- I'm on my 8th artist for #deadartistsociety and so this is my 8th artist biography and the first that I really didn't like. It drove me nuts the way this is written in the present tense, the total lack of a timeline, and the liberties that were taken. Apparently I'm in the minority though as it gets 7 five-star reviews on amazon.
Corita Kent: Come Alive! by Julie Ault -- I ended up liking this one better. I bought it more for the images but used the short biography that's included as I liked it better than the other book.
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour --This one was really good. It has the most beautiful cover and a heartbreakingly beautiful story to go with it.
The Little Book of Hygge -- I'm not sure where I saw this book but it looked interesting and it was. Funny and great design too.