Thursday, September 01, 2022

August: What I Read

 Our canceled vacation really messed with my reading habits this month, friends. I wanted to hang on to my road trip books in case we got to take another stab at a vacay, but I also wanted to read. I suspended my holds at the library for our trip, so I had nothing in the pipeline, and I had to just go to the library and take what was on the shelf like a regular person (and not a weirdly competitive library person). Soooooo, here’s my list— still some great books but also some weird ones.

November 9 by Colleen Hoover: SO BAD. I am ashamed that I finished it **Audio

The Swell by Allie Reynolds: The very meh-est of meh thrillers. **2022

The Disinvited Guest by Carol Goodman: A spooky pandemic thriller that I really wanted to like. **2022

You Have a Friend in 10A by Maggie Shipstead: Meh. I cannot get into story collections lately. **2022

Verity by Colleen Hoover: Listen, Colleen Hoover is terrible as a general rule, but she is also SO READABLE. This is my favorite of hers so far.

The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda: I do not LOVE her books, but this one was a quick, spooky read (erm, listen). **2022 **Audio

It All Comes Down to This by Therese Anne Fowler: I thought this book would be better based on reviews. I just adored one character (the cardiologist) and wanted the whole story to be about her, but she had sisters, and meh. **2022

We Are the Brennans by Tracey Lange: A good pool read. Not as good as the books its blurb compares it to, but satisfying.

The Stand In by Lily Chu: I would have liked this book better if it had been like 75 pages shorter. **2022

Upgrade by Blake Crouch: I got this one to listen to with Ben on our trip while Minnie was asleep and the other kids were plugged into their screens, but I consumed it alone and liked it a lot. **2022 **Audio

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman: So, it turns out that the Waxman I really liked last month was the sequel to this. And now I like it even more! **Audio

The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf: SO SCARY. Liked it a lot. **2022

Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez: LOVED THIS ONE. **Audio

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett: This was awesome. Very Handmaid’s Tale or The Power. LOVED it. **Audio

Mouth to Mouth by Antoine Wilson: Read this one— it’s quick and sharp  and quirky. **2022 **Audio

Vacationland by Meg Mitchell Moore: I liked this spare little book— really good characters, and Moore made me care about them. **2022

On Rotation by Shirlene Obuobi: A great story with an interesting setting. Romance, yes, but better than most. **2022

The It Girl by Ruth Ware: I really like her books, but this one was especially great. Very Secret History meets Mean Girls. **2022 **Audio

The Displacements by Bruce Holsinger: This was excellent. Sad, snidely funny, full of great characters and a fast-paced plot. **2022

Big Girl by Mecca Jamilah Sullivan: THIS BOOK. Wow. It’s just wonderful— maybe my favorite of the whole year. **2022

This Month:

20 books

14 books published in 2022

 12 print and 8 audio

This Year:

170 books

74 books published in 2022

90 print books and 80 audiobooks


sarah (SHU) said...

Adding SO MANY of these to my TBR! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Waiting for the Ruth Ware one at my library and now even more excited for it. Adding Big Girl to my list.