So school started again and I’ve been really busy so I only managed to read two and a half books but I still really enjoyed all of them, so I’d rather read a few books that I really loved and related to than reading five or six a month that I don’t enjoy. Anyway, here are the books I read in August:
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo: Man, I loved this book. This is the sequel to Six of Crows and I think I loved this book more just because I was already used to the setting and loved the characters. I could fall right back into. I loved this book so much. Do yourself a favor and read this duology.
The Murders in the Rue Morge by Edgar Allan Poe: I was in the mood for something Sherlock Holmes-esque and found this and loved it. Turns out this was the inspiration for the actual Sherlock Holmes character and there were so many similarities between the two. I loved the narrative and the Parisian atmosphere even though I felt the ending to be a bit disappointing.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz: This is definitely a new favorite. Wow. I listened to this as an audiobook and can I just say that no one in the world could have narrated that book better than Lin-Manuel Miranda. He was just perfect. I found his voice to be really reassuring for some reason, maybe because I’d heard it so often in Hamilton, and it was nice to actually listen to someone who’s voice I was kind of used to instead of some complete stranger if that makes sense? Moving on to the actual book itself, I loved this story. It’s about two teenage boys growing up and finding themselves and trying to figure out who they are and what they want to be and I just related to it so much. I loved Ari and related so much to his character. I loved the atmosphere, the fact that it was about Mexicans in Texas. The rawness of it all really got me. I also loved that there was no specific plot, it was just a story, purely character based. Ari and Dante both just took my heart and I’ll forever love this book.
That’s all for today. Did any of you read anything interesting this month?