August has come and gone, and in doing so has started what I call “Fall Fever” for my husband and myself. We absolutely love the fall and that means slightly cooler weather, a better running environment outside, and more general joy at the weather. For me, it also means that school has started and it’s time to start reading again. Now that I’m graduated though, it means that I can enjoy the sensation of school starting without all the stress! WHOO!
For the books I’ve read in August though, I don’t think I read as much as I usually would have due to focusing and worrying about my Master’s portfolio and a final paper. But both were done and I passed and I am now officially a Master! In Library and Information Science! Full time job here I come! In the meantime, lots of reading to catch up on.
In August, I read Uprooted (reread), Spinning Silver, The Dragon Book, The Air You Breathe, Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores, Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up, The Bookshop on the Corner, The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and The Maze Runner. So, 12 books this month, and no reviews are written for them here just yet. I need to write more now that I have more time and get caught up so you all know what I think of books as I finish them. And I would remember them more/better if I wrote the review sooner as well. So, goal for this month: WRITE. MORE. DAMN. REVIEWS!
Anyway, I enjoyed a lot of my books this past month. The few that I didn’t enjoy as much was because they took a turn I was not expecting and it didn’t quite feel like it fit to me. You’ll find out when those reviews come out. As for the others, there was a one that was an ALA New Orleans ARC, and a lot are about minimalism and decluttering. Let me tell you, these past two years with work and school, I feel like I have accumulated a lot of stuff that I didn’t use, so now I’m working my way through them and seeing what I do actually use and what can be donated or given away. It feels really cathartic to do so!
Others were for the pure joy of reading without feeling like I’m neglecting homework or forgetting to turn something in. So, reading with pure joy again is fantastic! I want to keep reading and will do so!
What books bring back the feeling of pure joy to you? And are you starting school again? Do you like school? Comment below and let me know!