It is hard to believe that my summer break is now over. I went back to work earlier this week, and it was really hard. Plus I only got one, yes one, book read this week. I was so tired that I just didn’t have the energy. The rest of the month was good though. Lots of reading was done as well as a few other things.
The highlight of my month was probably going to the Museum of Flight to see the Apollo Space exhibit. It was very well done and a thrill to see the actual Apollo space capsule. My only disappointment was that we weren’t able to see inside it or touch it. I understand that it is going to the Smithsonian to be part of a permanent exhibit so if you find yourself in DC you must go and have a look.
I did have a very successful reading month, with a total of 19 books. I think there was a pretty good variety as well. And I even read a non-fiction book! How about that! Outside of reading it for my job, I rarely pick up non-fiction for pleasure.
The YA and Adult Books
I have already posted reviews for most of these. The rest I will get done over the next couple of weeks. My favorite this month was definitely Sorcery of Thorns. It has had some well deserved hype and I highly recommend it. Haunting the Deep and There Will Come a Darkness are also high up on the list of favorites. Don’t Panic was a bit disappointing. I think while I am a fan of the Hitchhiker books, I am not what I would consider hardcore. I was hoping for this to be funnier, but I really found it to be quite dry and not very interesting. Although, I didn’t DNF it, so that says something.
Middle Grade Books
Four of these were school related readings. I will be posting their reviews on Tuesday. Refugee is a book I think everyone should read. Small Spaces and Dead Voices were awesome, and I really liked Restart. It will be interesting to see how my students react to them.