Monthly Wrap-Ups

What I’ve Been Reading: August, September & October 2017 [#25]

Random blog post being published because I simply can’t stand not talking about books. But don’t expect another post for a while. ūüôā

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
2 stars

I think it’s good to read classics. Sadly, my interest in most of them is pretty minimal so I skim a lot, but at least I can say I’ve read The Jungle Book and know its general story. Perhaps one day I’ll finally even watch the Disney animated classic and the live-action remake…

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
5 stars. Reread.

I rewatched Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film and got inspired to reread the book. ‚̧

The Unearthly by Laura Thalassa
4 stars

I absolutely loved Laura’s The Vanishing Girl and The Decaying Empire — when is the third book coming out?! Anyway, I finally picked up The Unearthly, the first book in a YA series. Read it in one sitting. A little absurd, not as good as the other two books of hers I’ve read, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith
5 stars

Poetry by the awesome Danez Smith. And I got my copy signed!!

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
2 stars

Ditto above regarding my thoughts on classics and how I read most classics. I got the overall story of The Scarlet Letter. Did I savor every word? Of course not, my attention was probably 50% present.

Footfall at Follies by C.D. Noir
5 stars

Favorite book I’ve read since last checking in on the blog! You know I love my adult thrillers, and while this is more mystery than thriller, it revolves around the Broadway dance industry, which I know quite a bit about and find fascinating. Footfall at Follies takes place in the heart of New York City, in Times Square. It’s fast-paced, full of wonderful description, has wildly colorful characters, and a really original mystery at its core. I highly recommend checking this out if you like mysteries!

What was your favorite book you read in recent months?
Have you read any of these books?
If not, do any of them pique your interest?
Comment below letting me know!

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