I’m having a hard time believing it’s already July; since quarantine started, everything has blended together into one long expanse of monotonous social distancing. March feels like it was simultaneously last week and five years ago. I thought writing a monthly wrap-up would help break up the Groundhog Day feeling, so here’s a little overview of what I read and blogged about this month!
This has got to be one of the most funny, current, and relatable books I have read this year!
This week was one of the rare times that my lack of organizational skills and abundance of procrastination habits turned out to be a blessing in disguise.The other day, I found an Amazon gift card I had from THREE YEARS AGO just sitting inside a drawer, and since I have been slowly running out of ebooks from Libby and desperately craving the feeling of a real, physical book, I decided to spend my long-lost gift card on- you guessed it- books.
Take a classic, high-stakes, locked-room mystery, add some spicy drama, and you have a real page-turner.
I don’t know why I read this book, because I expected to HATE it…. but I was pleasantly surprised.
Admit it, you have heard someone hate on the Young Adult genre at least once. YA gets bashed a LOT because of the borderline-formulaic approach of a ton of popular books…. As an American teenage girl, I am exactly the target audience, and here are some common tropes even I’ve noticed… *Disclaimer- although they’re trope-y,
It’s official: A Monster Calls is hands down the saddest book I have EVER read.
Favorite quote: “I tuck my book under my arm. No wonder the Nazis don’t want people to have them. For them, books are weapons. For me, stories are lifesavers.”
Favorite quote: “Never let your obstacles become more important than your goal.”
Yes, I read this book because of coronavirus and I’m very grateful that we have more medical knowledge now than we did in 1793…
Well… that was intense.
Flowers for Algernon is one of the saddest books I have ever read.
Favorite quote: “What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”
Favorite quote: “Just because you can’t experience everything doesn’t mean you shouldn’t experience anything.”
A few weeks into quarantine, I discovered something amazing: the sheer number of audiobooks you can find on YouTube for free.