Books I've Read: August

Well, I started my graduate program in August, and we moved at the end of the July and were unpacking all month, so I've really had to s...

Well, I started my graduate program in August, and we moved at the end of the July and were unpacking all month, so I've really had to slow down on my personal reading. I'm taking three classes, and having to read at least a chapter for each class each week, and I've already had to write a 10-page paper, and we're not even a full month in. (I'm okay. I promise.)
Here's what I actually got around to reading.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne (story by JK Rowling): see review here.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch: see review here. (I was obsessed with this book!)
Me Earl & The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews: I really did not enjoy this book. I kept reading that it was similar to The Fault in Our Stars, but really, let's not give it that much credit. It's about this high school senior who is basically forced to be friends with a girl from his childhood because she's diagnosed with cancer. It's confusing because the book is actually written as a book written by the main character (confused yet? I was.) Anyways, his best friend is Earl. Earl is a black kid, but the book is incredibly stereotypical about black families (Earl's family is low-income, with a single mother, the kids are mostly drug-dealers, cuss a lot, speak in ebonics, and dropped out of school.) I don't claim that I'm one of those people who are always offended by things, but this book was pretty offensive in that sense. It wasn't used in an ironic way whatsoever. I really had to force myself to finish this book.
Saving Ceecee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman: Another book I basically forced myself through. It wasn't a terrible book, and I did enjoy it. I just wasn't intrigued and I couldn't not put the book down. It was our book club pick for the month, and while I think it had a good story to it (the power of girlhood/friendships), it just wasn't something I would normally read. I just don't think it was the right genre for me, and I think others may enjoy it more.
The Girl in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware: see review here. (I literally read this in a day.)
Bossypants by Tina Fey: This book was hilarious! I wasn't really sure what to expect going into it, but I love Tina Fey, and that didn't change by reading her book. While a ton of stuff in the book is sarcastic (I literally had to Google parts to see if they were factual or not, lol.), there really is some good advice in this book (mainly, don't worry what other people think - do what's important to you). If you're into comedy, or Tina Fey, at all, I highly recommend reading this book!

Have you read any of these? What did you get around to reading this month?

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  1. I just watched the movie of Me, Earl and the dying girl, and I really didn't care for it. Greg was SO unlikable.

    1. He was very unlikable in the book, too. I didn't realize that it was a movie, but it must be better than the book!