Monday, September 10, 2018

What I Read in August

Happy Monday! Last month, I was able to read two books. I remember when I was younger, I used to read all the time. Unfortunately, I haven't been reading as much as I'd like so I had to make some changes. I have been finding time to read in a lot of different places. I've been reading while Raphael naps and sometimes before bed. Doing this has helped me reach my reading goals and I plan to find some other ways to squeeze in time to read.

Well, here are the books that I read last month.

#NeverAgain was such a great read. The book is about the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The book also describes the student's movement that began that day. 

There's not a lot of books that will make me cry and this book had me in tears. I was only 13 pages in before I started crying. I really liked that there were two different point of views in the book. I think it's important to listen to children. This book made me think about how I have to talk to my kids about school shootings and if they know what to do if there ever was one. 

I thought of this book again when a couple of weeks ago, I saw that the high school I graduated from was in a code red lockdown. My heart sank, but luckily no one was hurt. 

I really loved this book. It was a quick read, but the tales were so good! My favorite tale in the book is The Tale of the Three Brothers. I think if you love the Harry Potter series then you will love this book. I really liked that there were also notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore and there are a few footnotes throughout the stories as well.

Another thing that I really love about this book is that for every sale of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Scholastic will donate to Lumos. Lumos is an international nonprofit organization founded by J.K. Rowling. The organization works to end the institutionalization of children throughout the world. I'm all for helping amazing organizations so I was happy to find out that I helped.

What did you read in August?

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Until next time...


  1. I still need to read Tales of Beedle the Bard!! I'm glad Never Again was so touching.


  2. Aww both of these books sound so good and so very different from one another: I like to do that too when I read, so I never get tired of one genre at a time. Never Again sounds thought provoking—it’s so sad that we have to have these conversations with kids nowadays, but hopefully there will come a time when these mass shootings are a thing of the past ❤️

  3. These sound like great books! I keep hearing about Beedle the Bard, so I think that's a sign that I need to read it. :)

  4. I think I am going to have to save Never Again on my list of books to read when I can handle crying. I love books that move me like that but I get so sucked into books that they can change my mood completely. Probably why I read so much fluff LOL .

  5. These both sound like great books. Thanks for sharing your reviews!