Books in August

So, this is a list of the books I shall attempt to read in August. All different kinds of books, even though two are by the same author. I’m a rebel Yo. I should never say Yo. I’m not street at all. I am pretty awesome though. Or weird, either or. Anyways, here we go.


The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
I’ve wanted to read this for a while. I love Jennifer Lawrence, and that is the main reason. It’s about a man named Pat who has just been released from a mental hospital. He thinks he’s been away for a couple of months. But it’s really been years. He thinks his life is a film directed by God and that the “silver lining” will be his successful reunion with his wife Nikki. He spends his time exercising and reading complicated books. He also becomes friends with Tiffany, a slightly odd girl who has also moved home recently. They seem to have a very odd relationship. It seems very interesting, and weird, and I’m looking forward to it.

The Ocean at the end of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
So Mister Gaiman, we meet again? I’m excited dude. I’ve been reading some Gaiman this year, and it made me excited, found out he was publishing another book and I got equally excited. The Ocean at the end of the Lane is about a man who comes home to his hometown to attend a funeral and remembers something odd that happened when he was a child. He is drawn to the end of a lane where he used to play as a child, where he met a young girl named Lettie and her mother and grandmother. A man stole a car and committed suicide in it when the main character was little. Something dark was unleashed, and the little boy saw it. Lettie promises to take care of him and protect him. It sounds sort of perfect and sort of weird, I’m excited.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Yes, all the Gaiman. I’ve heard so many awesome things about this book. It’s a children’s book, I think, about a girl who finds a copy of her flat behind a weird door she has always been curious about. She finds her “other” parents, with creepy black button eyes. They want to make her theirs and she tries to escape and save her real parents. It sounds so scary, and exciting, and creepy, and I’m looking forward to it, so much. Also, Neil Gaiman, dude.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
I want to read this book because it sounds interesting. Also I kind of have to read a book written by a woman for a Goodreas challenge. And this is written by a woman, I suck. Anyway, it’s about a world where people have weird and interesting skills, called a Grace. The people with these skills are exploited. The protagonist, Katsa, has the Grace of killing. She is used and exploited by the king of her homeland to kill and torture his enemies. She then meets a young man named Po, who is the prince of another country, his Grace is combat skills. And then there’s some sort of tension or something. I’ll find out. The cover art is gorgeous, and I like main characters that aren’t necessarily good-guys.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
I feel like puking, and I don’t know why. Because of the aforementioned challenge I have to read an orange book, I seem to only have one; the Alchemist. I’m not entirely sure why I have it, or why I’m judgy, but I will try anything once, I guess. So I’ll see what happens. It’s not a very long book. I think it’s weird that I’m talking myself into reading this book, but I will.

I might read another one, but I don’t know which one yet, or if I have time. We shall see.