Thursday, August 30, 2012

August reading recap

I know. I know. There's still technically one day left in August, why post the recap now? I'll tell you why. I'm in between books, therefore it's highly unlikely that I'll finish another one before the clock strikes midnight tomorrow.

That being said, I'm pretty pleased with what I was able to do in August. I finished six books in August for a total of 2,318 pages. That's a lot of words. That brings the total to 30 books and 10,577 pages so far this year. Compare that to last year when I had finished 16 books and 6,745 pages by the end of August. I'd say there's just a little bit of a difference this year. As for the yearly goal of 40 books. I'm pretty confident that I'll be able to finish another 10 books during the next four months.

So what'd I read in August? There were some good ones in this list:

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Bared to You by Sylvia Day

Divergent and Insurgent. OMG. These were amazing. They're young adult books that fall into that dystopia genre, the same genre that The Hunger Games falls in to. Now, I loved The Hunger Games. But the Divergent series? Hands down I think these two books are better. Amazing writing. Amazing story. I seriously did not want to put the book down. If you haven't read them yet, stop what you're doing and go pick it up. You'll thank me. Now if only I didn't have to wait until sometime in 2013 for the third book to be published.

Two other good ones from this month were The Fault in Our Stars. Holy tear jerker. Kids. Cancer. Need I say more? Good stuff though. It makes you think. Put it on your list to read. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was also a good one. A quick read. Another young adult novel. I'm sensing a trend...probably should branch out and read some "adult" material. Maybe not.

The other two books on my list - Beautiful Disaster and Bared To You - fall into that adult category. And Bared To You was very Fifty Shades of Grey-esque. And actually? I thought Bared To You was better written. I'm not going to lie. I'm kind of looking forward to the next installment in a few months.

Right now I'm not sure what I'll be reading next. There was a lot of reading squeezed into a very short period of time, so I'm needing just a few days off.

What are you all reading these days?

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