In my “Books Got Jumbled Up” post, I mentioned I was going to select four books that I had not been influenced to read by anyone else (didn’t read any reviews of or no one in book blogging land mentioned them to me). These books are those books and the reasons why I want to read them:
“You are a Badass” by Jen Sincero
One type of book that I have been wanting to read more of are a bunch of positive self-help type of books. While I am working through my “stuff” I think it would be awesome to get some positive reminders and helpful hints that others may take for granted. This book I think would be beneficial for me and a good starting place of all the books that are categorized within “self-help” on my physical shelves. I also know for a fact no one recommended this book to me, as I picked it up from a book store randomly without anyone being there. I knew that it was a book I wanted to read, but I simply hadn’t gotten around to doing so to date. I can’t wait to read it.
“Black Widow: Forever Red” by Margaret Stohl
I have always enjoyed comic books, so whenever I hear a book is being released based on a comic book character I get excited. I saw this on book shelves at my local store several times, but I didn’t pick it up. Then when I went to make a “Book Outlet” purchase, I saw this and the sequel for sell. I purchased both of them at the same time. I know that this wasn’t influenced by anyone else because I have never seen anyone else reading it. I don’t think I have ever seen a review of it, but I am looking forward to reading it. I think I will enjoy it, even if I don’t it serves the purpose of being a book not influenced by anyone else. Only by my love of comic books, which is based on my own loves.
“Luna” by Julie Anne Peters
So I guess this one is “sorta” recommended to me, but by lists that mention that it is a “transgender book.” My desire to read it though is my own. Because of being part of that community I have felt the desire to read more literature that has it as a focus. This is one of those books that immediately jumped out at me. It has set on my shelves for awhile and it feels like a good time to read it, since it was only mildly influenced by lists and those lists were just me trying to find books that were part of a community that I belong within. It definitely feels like it fits the “me” bill of what this is supposed to be all about. I am looking forward to reading this and hopefully this will take me down a path of reading and enjoying more books with transgender representation in them.
“Nineteen Seventy-Four” by David Peace
I remembered that there was a film or tv movie called “Red Riding” that I had seen some of. I didn’t know much about it, but I started looking years later into what this could have been that I saw on television, only to discover that it was actually originally a book series first. I decided that I wanted to read the books first and so I purchased the first two of four books in the series. They were purchased either late last year or early this year, so they haven’t set on my shelves that long. I have wanted to start the series for awhile, so it feels appropriate to read them during this time since I have had such a strong personal desire to read these books. I am going to start with this one and see how I like the series. If I enjoy this book I will continue on with the series and finish it out, since I only have 2 more books to purchase. It has a mystery aspect to it, as well, which is one of the main reasons I really interested in it. I find myself wanting to read more mysteries than I have in the past. This feels like a way to start the slow progression towards reading predominately mystery types of books.
During this month, I also have 2 review books that I have to get finished. Both are mystery books, so we will see those at some point during the month as well!
What do you plan on reading during August? Let me know a book you intend to read this month in the comments below!