From my last Happenings, a few of you know that I hit a major wall late June to early July. Thankfully, with some rest in Maine and a family visit this past week, I’m ready to dive into August.
Even though I just read a couple of duds at the end of the month, I’m in the middle of two books that I’m really digging. I like contemporary, but I need to get back to fantasy, scifi, and magical realism!
Sula – Toni Morrison 8/10
Saga Vol 6 8/10
Saga Vol 7 10/10
Ghostly Tales 8/10
I heard about Little & Lion a few months ago, added it immediately to my TBR, and was excited to see the book on the Book of the Month August picks. The book centers around Suzette, who is trying to help her step brother Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. But being emotionally supportive becomes difficult as Suzette begins to develope feelings for the same girl Lionel has fallen for.
I have a couple of ARCs this month to read and Stay With Me is probably the one I’m really pumped about. In 1980s Nigeria, a newly married couple, Akin and Yejide, decide that the tradition of polygamy isn’t for them. Four years down the road, when Yejide is still not pregnant, she fears that her husband will take a second wife, and desperation starts to take hold.
The Bout of Books Readathon is later this month and I’m starting to finalize my reading list. I know for sure that I’m finally going to read Red Rising, even if it’s the only one I complete!
I’ve been going back and forth on how I can incorporate movie reviews onto the site. I thought adaptations would be enough, but I don’t want to be roped into reading books I’m only mildly interested in because the movie version is coming out.
So I’m going to review books with their movie adaptations (that I’m excited for!), but also do a sum up at the end of the month of new movies I’ve watched. Pretty much quick lit, but for 2017 movies.
I’ll try it out the last Saturday of this month. Hope it goes well!
Odds and Ends
- The Happenings is moving from the first Monday of the month to the 2nd of each month.
- The Bout of Books 20 Readathon is August 21st to 27th. Sign-up will probably be next Monday, so look out for it!
- For Classics Club, I’m just going to try and conquer Lord of the Flies. Though it might best me…
- No review this Friday. I really need time to finish some books!