Lauren says: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood - This is definitely a controversial book that I can see many people having different opinions on. My opinion is simple... this was very well written and I legit read in one sitting. While I don't in anyway condone situations that occurred in the book, it was completely engrossing and heartbreaking.
Lori says: Run River by Joan Didion - I practically inhaled this novel! It was Didion's first novel. The subject matter (cheating spouse) kind of hit a nerve with me (I just don't like reading about infidelity), but I read the novel more for research on Didion and her craft and tried to shake off the infidelity. She doesn't use many spare details or words. Her style is very precise, which makes it very deeply felt.
Lauren says: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue - I picked this book up to get back to my historical fiction roots. I've neglected that genre for too long. If anyone can help me leap back in, it's mystery historical fiction book by Emma Donoghue.
Lori says: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving - Every now and then I get this itch to read a John Irving novel. It's usually in the fall. I don't know why I always associate his stuff with the cooler months, but I do. Whatever. I've been meaning to read this one for a while and am going for it. Bonus Pick: It by Stephen King - I want to read it before the movie comes out. I actually snuck this into a textbook order, so please don't tell my mom...
What did you love in August? What are you looking forward to in September?
The Wonder is on my TBR list. I read Owen Meany when I was in high school and liked it. I liked IT, too, but it’s not my favorite Stephen King book.ReplyDelete
Aj @ Read All The Things!
I'll probably finish reading The Wonder tonight and I'm itching to see what happens!Delete
I really want to read All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. I honestly love books with controversial topics, so it seems like it'll be right up my alley.ReplyDelete
Then you should pick up All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. It was so incredibly intense.Delete
My favorite book from August is arguably The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. (I'm in love with Kvothe.) :-)ReplyDelete
What I'm most excited to read in September is the next book (the sixth) in Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep, and I'm hoping to read through book eleven, too. :-)
I finally got to read A Court of Wings and Ruin last month. I can't wait until the spinoff series comes out. This month I'm looking forward to reading The Hazel Wood and Wonder Woman!ReplyDelete