Month in Review [August 2014]

Posted September 1, 2014 by Cristina (Girl in the Pages) in Month In Review, Sunday Funday, Weekly Features/Memes / 0 Comments

monthinreviewSunday Funday is generally a weekly(ish) post I started to recap my bookish and not-so-bookish thoughts. Iโ€™ve decided to expand this concept to monthly recaps during the last week of the month as well! As always, feel free to participate, just link back!

This month my recap post is up a day later than normal, due to a wonderful holiday weekend spent with friends and family!

booksreadthismonthAugust Books

Total Books Read: 10

Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge Progress: 44/50 Books

(Click the links to see my reviews!)

Ruin and Rising

We Were Liars

Opposition

Attachments

Paper Valentine

Cruel Beauty

#scandal

Trouble

Shadows

The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Favorite Book Read in August: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

I loved the creative retelling of Beauty and the Beast along with all of the Greek mythology and fantasy setting. It was a really strong stand alone fantasy novel and it completely sucked me in with its vivid world building!

Least Favorite Book Read in August: Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

The cover was beautiful and the premise was eerie, but the sub-par execution of the mystery and uninspired plot twist left me wanting more.

Book that Most Surprised Me in August: Trouble by Non Pratt

It was a really excellent, gritty contemporary about teenagers struggling to find themselves, and managed to prevent the controversial topic from domination the entire tone of the narrative.

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favequotemonth“Do not accept an evil you can change” –We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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1) August was a busy month with finishing up my summer job, going to Disneyland, and participating in my very first read-a-thon, Bout of Books 11! It definitely made for a good reading month!

2) I saw a lot of good movies this month, including Saving Mr. Banks, When the Game Stands Tall, and If I Stay. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to read the book If I Stay before seeing the movie, and while I enjoyed it, it ended much more abruptly than I understand the book did.

3) All of my reads this month were 3 stars or higher, with no DNFs and no huge disappointments, hooray!

How did your month in reading go? Let me know in the comments! Did you do a monthly or weekly recap? Leave the link for me to check out!

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