It’s already fall! I feel like I say this every time, but I can’t believe it’s already fall! I love summer, but I am very ready for fall. One thing I want to do in the fall is make some little crochet pumpkins! I will have to buy some yarn and find a pattern first. So, here’s the wrap up!
Since I was visiting a lot, I didn’t get that much books done this month, but I got a few good books in. Here they are:
- Gathering blue by Lois Lowry is the second book in the Giver quartet. It is about a girl name Kira who’s mother has died and she has a twisted leg. In this dystopian world, nobody likes the weak. It was her mother who protected Kira. But now, she faces an uncertain future. I loved it, though it was a little slow to get through. 5/5 stars still!
- Between shades of gray by Ruta Sepetys. This is a WW2 historical fiction book, and a companion novel to Salt to the sea. It is about a young teenager named Lina who lives in Lithuania in 1941. One night, Soviet officers barge into her house and take her and her family and take them north. She is torn from the comfortable life she’s known, seperated from her father. It was a re-read for me, but it was still as good (and sad 😭) as I remember. 5/5 stars!
- The great divorce by C.S. Lewis is a classic Christian tale about a bus ride from hell to heaven. It covered a lot of interesting topics, as well as the thought of good and evil. It was very descriptive too. I rated it 5/5 stars!
- Just listen by Sarah Dessen wasn’t my favorite book. It was about a girl named Annabel who does commercials. She isn’t friends with Sophie anymore. And she doesn’t like modeling, but she fears she’ll disappoint her mom if she says so. She meets Owen, who always tells the truth and is obsessed with music. I didn’t like their relationship that much and I didn’t like the writing. 3.5/5 stars.
- Again, but better by Christine Riccio. I liked this book. I’d been wanting to read it for a while, because I watch Christine’s booktube channel. It didn’t disappoint me. Shane has been going to college, with good grades, pre-med, and happy parents. But she hasn’t made any friends. So she goes to London to try to get a new start. I gave this book 5/5 stars!
- An ember in the ashes by Sabaa Tahir was a re-read. It is one of my favorites. It is a fantasy book and it follows the two main characters Elias and Laia. Laia lives with her grandparents and brother, but soon her brother is arrested for treason, and she is forced to ask the rebels for help. Elias is a soldier, but he doesn’t want to be. He is haunted by the things he’s had to do and he wants to be free. Definitely 5/5 stars!
- The indispensable Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson. I don’t really know if this counts, but I am going to count it. I love the Calvin and Hobbes comics. They are so funny. They are about a six year old boy and his stuffed tiger who get into a lot of trouble. 5/5 stars!
- In His steps by Charles Sheldon is the last book I read this month. I had to read it for my school. It’s about a group of church members who pledge to live by the phrase “what would Jesus do”. I didn’t really like it much. 3/5 stars.
I haven’t got any running done this month partly because I was visiting some relatives and there weren’t really any places to run out there, and also because I need new running shoes. I am going to be getting some soon, so hopefully I can start that back up again.
Same as before, I haven’t gotten much writing done this month. We were visiting, and then everything was really busy. Next month, I’m going to try to write 1,000 words each day.
I did get some crocheting done, mostly on the car rides traveling. I finished designing a hat and scarf set pattern, which I’m hoping to post in October. I am almost done making a sweater, (here’s the pattern). I also just got a few smaller projects done, like a washcloth and some key chains.
My dad finished the flooring in my room, so now I can hopefully get some things back to normal and post more regularly. I had a fun time visiting my relatives, but I’m ready for everything to get back to normal. But, yeah. That’s about everything. I hope you have a good rest of your week. My next post’ll be on Saturday!