Today I’m bringing you the third installment in my Goodreads Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge! I’ve finished this month’s challenges a little early (just barely!) and can’t wait to share with you the books I read to complete them.
Let’s get to it!
August Reading Challenge
1. Let’s Get It On: Read a book that features falling in or out of love
Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir
This book tells Maggie’s own story of falling in love at summer camp. It felt very fitting for this prompt.
2. It’s 12 o’clock Somewhere: Read a book that takes place in a bar or heavily features drinks/drinking
When Katie Met Cassidy
This was not the book I intended to read for this prompt. I had picked out another book entirely, but couldn’t make it past the first chapter. When I realized how frequently scenes in this book take place in The Met, I decided it was fitting enough!
3. Stranded: Read a book that takes place on an island or in which the characters find themselves stranded
Being stranded in a weird sort of limbo universe totally counts, right?
4. One and Done: Read a book you can finish in one day
Leah on the Offbeat
I actually read a whole stack of one-day reads this month (many of them comics, a couple novellas, etc.), but I wanted to feature Miss Leah in all her glory.
And in celebration of finally experiencing this book, I also bought and watched Love, Simon.
My heart is full!
5. Lucky to Have You: Read a book that you picked up at a library sale or thrift store
Whispers from the Dead
Joan Lowery Nixon
I picked up most of Nixon’s books at a library sale one year. I loved her stories as a kid, and it was so fun to revisit one of the spookiest ones!
6. Girl Power: Read a book about feminism or written by a feminist
As the Crow Flies
This is another prompt for which I could put a whole slew of books down, but I thought I’d highlight this particular comic/graphic novel because of its particular portrayal of feminism. Not what you’d quite expect, and not its best representation, either (although the portrayal is totally intentionally off-putting).
7. Life is a Highway: Read a book that features a road trip
This book may host a road trip to end all other road trips.
I loved it.
I want all of Arnold’s books now.
8. Time of Our Lives: Read a book in which the characters go on an adventure
Kim Reaper, Vol. 1: Grim Beginnings
Oh, the many, many adventures that happen in just this first installment…I want more!
9. Memories: Read a book that you bought while on vacation
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
emily m. danforth
At the beginning of this month, I gave myself a “staycation,” which of course resulted in my going to bookstores. I stumbled across the movie cover edition of this book, on which I saw the lovely Chloe Grace Moretz looking back at me. I NEVER buy movie covers, but I wanted this book immediately! (And, upon looking up the original US cover, I realize I probably would never have given this book a second thought had I not seen one of my favorite actresses on the cover. The UK movie edition, though…! GORGEOUS!)
Anyway, I started reading this the day I bought it and didn’t put it down for all 480+ pages. It was phenomenal. Literally, one of my new favorite books of all time.
And there you have it! August has wrapped itself up nicely.
I have one more post to cover on the topic of the Goodreads Challenge, so keep an eye out for that. I also have a HUGE August wrap-up headed your way, and hopefully a few individual reviews here and there.