I managed to get a lot of reading done this month. Vacations are amazing like that sometimes.
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban | by: Malala Yousafzai
I didn’t think it was possible for me to admire this young woman any more than I already did but reading this book did just that. Before the day that she was almost killed by the Taliban, I had never heard of her before so this book was a great and inspirational read.
A Million Junes | by: Emily Henry
This was a cute story. Magical realism is always great when it is done well and I think that this book did it very well. The end had me rolling my eyes a little but it was still an enjoyable read.
The Grownup | by: Gillian Flynn
This one is a short story that I had gotten in one of my Book of the Month boxes. It was a couple days before we left for our trip and my new books hadn’t arrived in the mail yet and I was looking for something quick to read. It was certainly a good story and not at all what I thought it was going to be. I recommend it.
Men Explain Things To Me | by: Rebecca Solnit
I haven’t read too many feminist books and this one has been on my radar for a while. I found it for a decent price and so figured it was about time. It was also a title that I knew would annoy the crap out of my father so it seemed the perfect choice for our vacation.
Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto | Jessa Crispin
This book I came across while I was looking at the one above. I have to admit that I didn’t agree with everything that she said but I can’t deny that she does bring up a few good points.
Crooked Kingdom | by: Leigh Bardugo
And last but not least, the conclusion to the Six of Crows duology. I loved this book just as much as I loved the first one, and it killed me a little when it was over. I won’t spoil any of it for you guys but even though I had already been spoiled for the ending I was still not ready.
With those six books finished I am happy to say that my reading goal of 24 books has been complete, and with five months left in the year. *Happy dance*
For this month I think I’m mostly just going to wing it. I can’t really decide what I want to read so I’ll just pick them up as I feel like it. I have already started reading one book though:
Ready Player One | by: Ernest Cline
This one has been on my book shelf for a little while and one that I want to get read before the movie comes out next year. Plus it was sort of calling me when I was staring at my self last night.
So that’s it for now. What are all of you guys planning to read this month?