Utah Book Month Week 1

Hey guys!  The month of August is Utah Book Month and there are going to be bloggers all over the state posting this month.  I don’t consider myself a ‘book blogger’ but I do appreciate what they have to offer.

utah book monthSince the beginning of the year I’ve been delighted to be in a book club hosted by Suey’s Books blog.  What’s inspired me the most about going to club meetings is how much these women read!  After discussing the book for book club we go around in a circle and talk about the other books we’ve read that month.  I typically have a goal of 2 books a month but they put that to shame!

Like check out Suey’s book list for July! http://sueysbooks.blogspot.com/2015/07/july-2015-reading-recap.html
The Duff by Kody Keplinger: Bianca is hurting, so she uses Wesley as her distraction.

Animal Farm by George Orwell: What happens when animals take over the farm and become human like? Nothing too good, that’s for sure.

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner: A rebel and a soldier team up to solve the mystery of their world and stop a war.

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare: Tessa is wanted by an evil Master for her shape shifting powers and the rest of the Shadow Hunters must thwart this plan.

Elevated by Elana Johnson: What happens when you get stuck in a elevator with the guy you’ve been avoiding for months? A massive catharsis that’s what!

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch: Spring has taken over Winter and all the Winterians want is their kingdom back and their young king on the throne once again.

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang: A young Chinese American boy comes to terms with his heritage with the help of an old ancient legend.

And that’s on a month with a lot of travel!

It has really encouraged me to step it up a notch and at our last meeting I had read the assigned book plus 2 other books!  Right now I am finishing up Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella and LOVING IT!!  I’ve loved Sophie for years but this is her first for young readers.  I love the characters and it is so funny.  I don’t know when I’ve laughed so much reading a book.

finding audrey

It’s about a middle school girl who has some mental health issues (handled so well in story) and her family.  She has 2 brothers and her brother Frank dreams of being a grand champion in a video game, which drives the Mother crazy.  She is a neurotic and convinced of anything she reads in the Daily Mirror especially when she reads ‘5 Ways to Know Your Child is Addicted to Video Games”.

 

Anyway, I am trying to do better and read more and that is because of the influence of the book club, so thanks girls!

What are you reading?  Any recommendations?

8 thoughts on “Utah Book Month Week 1

    1. Yeah I found Eat Pray Love kind of a chore to get through as well. It seemed too staged, like a stunt and not an authentic experience.

        1. Yes, I could tell that she pitched the idea and then went out to have this life changing experience. I prefer memoirs about people who have great life changing experiences and then decide to write a book. Feels more authentic.

        2. It’s not like terrible or anything just not my favorite. So I’m sure you will have a fine time reading it.

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