School. Although it technically isn't fall until September 22nd, but when school starts, that kind of signifies the end of the summer spirit. Which means it's time to give you a summer summary! Or at least in terms of books and such.
To start, I'll just do a list. A superficial numeral summary. I have ordered it terms of when I read the book, so number one is the book I read at the start of summer, and so on.
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
- That Summer by Sarah Dessen
- What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
- The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
- Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
- The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares
- Shards & Ashes compiled/edited by Mellisa Marr and Kelley Armstrong
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
As you can see, I kind of went on a Sarah Dessen marathon. Her reads are essentially chick-flicks, but for summer I enjoyed them, as although they aren't my favourite genre, Dessen's writing was surprisingly deep, if you dared to explore.
Near the beginning of the summer, I took on both The Help and To Kill a Mockingbird, which were both phenomenally moving novels. They share the topic of discrimination and segregation, and therefore obviously had deep morals behind them. In case you haven't realized, I love anything deep and with lots of insight, so these books were awe-inspring and very memorable.
To end off this post... What am I reading now? Along with a book about debate (the season starts soon!!!), I am spending my time observing the words of Lock and Key, yet another Sarah Dessen novel. The topic of this one is something I don't connect to, but I enjoy Dessen's writing, and I had it on hold from the library and didn't want to return it without reading it.
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