I am starting to get my stuff around for going back to school (cries!) I'm not ready to go back; I have too many books to read yet! I'm also continuing to try and get ahead so I can have a couple weeks of posts ready for when school starts, but I still have a lot of work to do in that department.
What I Read:
This week I finished the first book off of my August Goals list, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein and I loved it! It's been a long time since a book has made me cry, but this one sure did. I will be reading the companion novel this month too, and I will be checking out Wein's newest novel sometime soon. I also started my reread off of my goals list, Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick. This was my favorite book I read last year, so I am more than excited to revisit it.
What I Bought:
I made a small Book Depository order last week, and the books just came in this week. I love that the Book Depository has books that are hard to find in the US (mainly Penguin series). So this is what I picked up.
I love Owen's war poetry; it is some of the best I have ever read. I'm excited to read the poems in this collection that I have not read yet. I love the Little Black Penguin series of small poetry collections.
I have picked up a few books from the Penguin Great Ideas series from Book Depository, and now I need to get to reading them. Orwell is quite brilliant, and someone I really need to get around to reading more from.
This one is going to be made into a movie soon, and the premise sounds amazing. I featured it in a Just Added post if you are interested in reading more about it, but all your really need to know is- suffragettes.
What I Posted:
Monday- I reviewed a YA classic: Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak, which really made me think and reflect.
Tuesday- I talked about Ten authors I have read the most books from.
Wednesday- I did a Poetry Spotlight on the ever brilliant Emily Dickinson.
Thursday- I gave some Recommendations of books for boys (from a boy).
Last Week's Wrap-Up
Monday- Review of The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson
Tuesday: TTT: Auto-buy Authors
Wednesday: Tale as Old as Time (3)
Thursday: Epigraphs (3)
Stacking the Shelves Hosted by: Tyngas Reviews
The Sunday Post Hosted by: The Caffeinated Book Reviewer
How was your week? How do you feel about summer coming to an end? What is the last book that made you cry?