August Wrap Up

August!

In August I read 12 books for a total of 3,439 pages and an average of 111 pages per day. With our mini vacation at the end of the month, I managed to finish 3 books, so that really helped my tbr pile.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
First Sentence: When I was little, my dad used to tell me, “Will, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.”
Challenge: A book set in high school

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
First Sentence: The fairies flew suspended on wires despite their tendency to get tangled together.
Challenge: A book you own but have never read

The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
First Sentence: The sun rose slowly, as if it wasn’t sure it was worth all the effort.
Challenge: A funny book

Footsteps in the Sky by Greg Keyes
First Sentence: In the world below this one, people were unhappy.
Challenge: A book at the bottom of your to-read list

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis

Bound by Donna Jo Napoli
First Sentence: Xing Xing squatted by the water, silent and unmoving.
Notable Quote: ”And the world kept moving, not toward any goal, just going, because that is what life does…and it’s bound to be better with a companion who knows how to be tender, a companion you may grow to cherish.”

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
First Sentence: The Home Office telegraphy department always smelled of tea.

The Witches by Roald Dahl
First Sentence: In fairy tales, witches always wear silly black hats and black coats, and they ride on broomsticks.
Challenge: A book from your childhood

Clariel by Garth Nix
First Sentence: Old Marral the fisherman lived in one of the oddest parts of Belisaere, the ancient capital of the Old Kingdom.

Across the Wall by Garth Nix
First Sentence: Four years ago, after a Christmas lunch, my younger brother passed around a very small “book” of four stapled-together pages that he said he’d found while helping my mother clean out a storage area under our family home.
Notable Quote: “Change, change, change without thinking what it’ll cost in things that can’t be replaced.”

The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
First Sentence: The only light struggles from the few gas street-lamps that remain unbroken, and from pots of fire suspended above the cobblestones, tended by old men selling boiled sea snails outside the public houses.

American Fuji by Sara Backer
First Sentence: Toilets and cars.

9 thoughts on “August Wrap Up

    • Yeah mostly I’ve been seeing what books I read fit the challenge but if I want to complete it I’ll babe to try pitching books that fit. I forget where I found it but I did a post on it back in dec or Jan. I like tracking the first sentences too

  1. Ademar Júnior says:

    Hi Millie,
    I was missing to visit and comment here. So, amazing month for your readings, how many books, and some of them sounds too interesting. I’ve read 11 titles on August, one less than you but I’m so proud of myself. In your list I already read Garth Nix and Roald Dahl.
    My best! 😘

      • Ademar Júnior says:

        Yes, Dahl is great. I just read Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but I became a fan of him. From Nix I just read The Seventh Tower series some years ago and I really enjoyed that. I need and want to read more book by him, can you suggest me?
        😊

      • You should check out his Abhorsen trilogy. It starts with Sabriel, then Lirael then Abhorsen. I also liked the Rag Witch, though it’s been a long time since I read it.

      • Ademar Júnior says:

        Oh, thanks. Is Rag Witch an stand alone book or is it part of a serie? Do you think it is easy to read even in English? Because I don’t know if these titles are available in Brazilian Portuguese. 💚

      • I’m pretty sure Rag Witch is a stand alone. It’s been a while since I read it so I don’t remember much, but it’s probably easier to read in English then the Sabriel books.

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