What I’m Reading | August 2017

What I’m Reading | August 2017

Ahh hello there, everyone! xx I hope that your day has been beautiful so far. 🙂 I have something exciting in store for you guys tomorrow, so make sure you stay tuned for that! For today’s post, however, I’m going to go over what I’ve been up to in the wonderful world of books!

I have been doing a lot of reading recently, mainly for the A-to-Z Reading Challenge I’m doing right now, and that has been such an awesome experience! It has encouraged me to read books I wouldn’t normally read, and that has been so nice, as I thoroughly enjoyed every book I’ve read for the challenge so far. (I did have to put the challenge on pause a couple different times because I’d get a book for the next letter and then find out I didn’t like it, but that was alright, lol!)

In this post, I’m going to go over what I recently read, what I’m currently reading, what I want to read next, what I’d love to read again, and what I want to read at some point! I hope that you enjoy reading (haha). If you’re interested in doing a post like this yourself, or if you’ve already done one like it, let me know in the comments below! I love knowing what books others are reading. 🙂 ❤

What I’m Reading | August 2017

Books I Recently Finished:

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, the third book in the Harry Potter series.
  • The Island of Heavenly Daze by Lori Copeland and Angela Hunt, a delightful novel about the citizens of a tiny seaside town in Maine.
  • John’s Story: The Last Eyewitness by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, a retelling of how the apostle John wrote the book of John in the Bible.

Books I’m Currently Reading:

  • King John by William Shakespeare, a not-very-well-known play by the Bard on the life of King John.
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare, his best-known tragedy, longest play, and my favorite work of Shakespeare!

Books I Want to Read Next:

  • Living with Passion and Purpose by Elizabeth George, a study of the Biblical book of Luke.
  • Murder by Mocha by Cleo Coyle, a coffeehouse mystery.
  • Decaffeinated Corpse by Cleo Coyle, another coffeehouse mystery.
  • I, Jane by Diane Haeger, the fictional story of the rival of Anne Boleyn.
  • The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, a play by the Bard that I don’t know much about yet.

Books I’d Love to Read Again:

  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater, a childhood favorite.
  • Waggit’s Tale by Peter Howe, another childhood favorite.
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, my favorite classic novel.
  • A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austin, one of my favorite historical fiction novels.
  • A Young Woman After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George, a helpful guide to life that I haven’t read in a long time.

Books I Want to Read Soon:

  • Grace in Autumn by Lori Copeland and Angela Hunt, the second novel in the Heavenly Daze series.
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, the fourth book in the Harry Potter series.
  • A Daughter’s Inheritance by Tracie Peterson, a novel I came across on Goodreads that I thought looked cool.
  • Poirot and Me by David Suchet, an awesome memoir I have yet to finish reading.
  • The Princetta by Anne-Laure Bondoux, an interesting-looking novel translated from French that I’ll be reading for the letter ‘P’ in my reading challenge.

Thank you so much for reading, guys!! Have you read or do you want to read any of the books I mentioned? 💚📚 also, make sure you let me know in the comments below:

What have YOU been reading lately?

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43 thoughts on “What I’m Reading | August 2017

  1. You seem back to your wonderful self again. 🙂 Your list has given me some options for books to start reading once I’ve finally settled down for some me time. Thanks for sharing Maggie! Have a great day!

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  2. I just recently finished The Man in the High Castle. It is one of those very rare times I can say the show/movie is better than the book! Eek.

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  3. Woohoo, can’t wait to see what special post you’re gonna do tomorrow! I love the Harry Potter series- I’ve just watched the movies but I have the last book in the series which I haven’t yet read. The book that I have been reading recently is the book called ‘the look’. It’s a book about a girl who steps into modelling career! I’m really enjoying reading it. See you soon!!!

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    1. Aw thank you, Apoorva! Tomorrow is going to be a lot of fun! 😄❤️ yeah the Harry Potter series is sooo good! I’ve only read two of the books so far, and I think I’d like to read all of them! 😊 that book you’re reading sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing xx

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    1. That’s awesome! I’ll definitely be reading it:) Yeah, some of the tragedies are upsetting. I’ve found that I liked a few of them, though! Although Macbeth is too spooky for my liking

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  4. Ooh, the coffeehouse mysteries look really intriguing! I’m currently (needing to) read Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, for summer homework, and also several fantasy retellings by Melanie Dickerson, and The Killer Angles by Jeff Shaara (which is a Civil War book)

    (also, I love Mr. Popper’s Penguins!)

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    1. I know, right?? I can’t wait to see what they’re like! Best of luck on reading Great Expectations; I read over half of it for school last year, but I had to stop reading it because I kept crying. Pippin’s (I think that’s his name) story is so sad!! But I know a lot of people like the book; I’m just weird. Melanie Dickerson is such a great writer!! And yeah Mr. Popper’s Penguins is one of my favorite classic childrens’ books! 😊

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  5. Sounds like a lot of good choices!! If you haven’t read him before, I highly recommend Max Lucado. He is a pastor in Texas, and writes a lot of amazing Christian books. A woman after God’s heart sounds really enticing! I may have to check it out!

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  6. I read Romeo and Juliet for school last year, but I don’t think I could read Shakespeare’s other plays 😅. I recently finished Order of the Phoenix for the second time, and Skulduggery Pleasant book 7 again. I think I have a problem with rereading books!!!

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    1. Ohh haha I understand! I kind of feel like that one’s overrated, though; I found it to be boring and drawn-out! His other plays are better, especially if you love history or comedies. 😀 oh that’s cool! I wouldn’t consider that a problem; I struggle to go back and reread books because my TBR list is always too long, but I want to! 😂


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