My reading this month really surprised me because I steered a bit from my usual genres and discovered new categories that I absolutely loved (e.g. memoirs and short stories).
In total I read 15 books this month.
- ￼￼Books I haven’t stopped thinking about:
I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This by Nadja Spiegelman. This was such a surprising favorite because I hadn’t read and loved a memoir before. But it made me want to re-discover the genre. Truly such an amazing story… I even had to talk about it with my mother.
- Books I decided to DNF:
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín. I watched and enjoyed the movie awhile back, so I finally decided to sit down and read the book. And I was surprisingly let down – mostly because the book has a lot more telling than showing, which I really, really disliked. And I also found that this kind of storytelling was better for the big screen, where it’s actually better to show than tell.
I watched Captain America: Civil War and this movie was the definition of epic… I think I finally found my favorite Marvel film.
There were so many moments that I absolutely loved, and I have to say that Tom Holland as Spider-Man was one of the most brilliant things in this movie.
He had some of the best lines that still make me crack up when I think about them randomly throughout the day. Particularly the one where he said to Captain America, “Stark said you’d say that. He also said to go for your legs.”
It was just truly incredible… the beginning and the dialogue and everything was spectacular!!!
And no, I totally haven’t been obsessively watching interviews with the cast… Who, me?? Nope…
Best thing to watch at 2am!! I laughed at it for a solid 5 minutes.
That was my August wrap up, thank you for reading!