A lot happened this month for me. And still, somehow I managed to read a few books along the way. It was wonderful. 😀
August 1st, I got married. August 2nd, I left for honeymoon and didn’t return ’til August 15th. August 16th, I resumed work. August 20th, we started apartment hunting (we already lived together, just need something with a better location). We did that every day after work ’til August 28th, when we put a security deposit down on a lovely townhouse. 😀 We move in October! So… September and October are both gonna be a tad hectic with prepping for the move and all the other stuff that’s planned. Today, for instance: Going to a friend’s wedding. :”D
Wish me luck! I hope your August was lovely.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
I picked this book up while on honeymoon and was very excited for it: It’s Patrick Ness, man. I love his Chaos Walking trilogy – it was my favorite of his writings. And after reading this book, I’d have to say that Chaos Walking still holds that title. After that great trilogy and the wonderfulness of A Monster Calls, this book kinda fell flat for me. I mean, it’s not bad by any means, it’s pretty much exactly what I expected going into the book. I just didn’t like it because I hated all the characters. I’m not talking a passionate hate or anything, it’s just they were all annoyingly one-dimensional, I guess. I don’t know. This book didn’t do anything for me.
Rating: 3/5 stars
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (illustrated) by JK Rowling and Jim Kay
I finally read this, after pre-ordering it when it came out two years ago. I did so both because it’s on my 17 in 2017 list and because I actually like, want to read the things, y’know? With the third one coming out next month, I figured I should jump on it. Ideally I’ll get to the second one this month as well. As per usual, loved it. Illustrations are beautiful. Story is wonderful. Yada yada Harry Potter yada.
Rating: 5/5 stars
14 by Peter Clines
This is definitely the weirdest book I read this month. Well, this year. 14 is one of those books you pick up knowing ahead of time that it’s supposed to be bizarre but then it still blows away your expectations with how incredibly odd it is. I really liked it! I wrote a blabber on it as well, if you’d like to know my full thoughts, but in summary, if you’re looking for something out of the norm, pick this one up. It was good.
Rating: 4/5 stars
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Okay, I’m on this bandwagon now. I see why there’s so much hype about this series. It was really good! But, it wasn’t quite a five star read for me – that might change in the second book, we’ll see.
My main problem is the main character. He grinds my gears. In my mind, he’s pretty much a Mary Sue character. Gah. I mean, he’s not a bad character, he’s just too good I guess. There are a lot of tropes in the book that stuck out me, a lot of them relating because to the ‘Kvoth has no flaws’ thing. Buh. So, I like it so far, but that main character needs some major character development.
Rating: 4/5 stars
r/Fantasy Bingo 2017
I’m the template provided by Millenium_Dodo here, which you can as well if you’re participating. 😀
11 posts created
- Two off-topic posts
- One Wrap Up
- One Currently Reading
- Two Blabbers
- One Tag
- One Monthly Recs
- One readathon post
- One haul
14 posts – Yeah buddy
Progress on 17 in 2017:
- A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin – Complete!
- The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson – Complete!
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – Complete!
- Caliban’s War by James S. A. Corey
- The Traitor Comorant Baru by Seth Dickinson – Complete!
- House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
- The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
- Weaveworld by Clive Barker – Complete!
- Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas
- Dragon Wing by Margaret Weis
- 14 by Peter Clines – Complete!
- A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki – Complete!
- The Edge of the World by Kevin J Anderson
- Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness – Complete!
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (illustrated) by J. K. Rowling – Complete!
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (illustrated) by J. K. Rowling
Progress on 2017 Reading Goals:
Complete a Goodreads Reading Challenge of 50 Books: 37/50
Count how many books I own and determine how many are not yet read – Was complete, need to do again.
Discard books I don’t like or lose interest in reading – None
Read all of the books on my 17 in 2017 list – 9/17
And that’s it! Happy reading!