Books Of The Month | July 2016

What better way to relax over the summer than to read a good book?

What I Finished:

Half Bad by Sally Green

Half Bad by Sally Green

One phrase description: So strange.

Quote:

…every breath has to be precious and worth it and something important.

My general thoughts: I’m still confused and somewhat unsatisfied after finishing it. That’s probably why there’s a sequel. I seem to have read-the-first-book-in-a-series-and-not-the-second-or-third syndrome. So we’ll see if I get around to picking up the other novels.

The Rule of Three by Eric Walters

The Rule of Three by Eric Walters

One phrase description: So Canadian.

Quote:

I just know that it’s better to have something and not need it than to need it and not have it.

My general thoughts: It felt like I was imagining a movie in my mind. A part of me feels like Walters should’ve turned this story into a screenplay instead. Even though I wasn’t the biggest fan of the dialogue, I still

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

One phrase description: So relatable.

Quote:

If you find that you start a number of stories or pieces that you don’t ever bother finishing, that you lose interest or faith in them along the way, it may be that there is nothing at their center about which you care passionately.

My general thoughts: Lamott gives great advice. But it’s one thing to read. It’s another thing entirely to apply that advice to your writing.

What I Want To Read Next Month:

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld

Why: Because I want to. And I didn’t feel like reading anything else on my shelves.

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12 thoughts on “Books Of The Month | July 2016

  1. Hmm, I like cinematic fiction. Maybe I’d like the Rule of Three. I promise writing novels is way more effective to get your story out there than writing screenplays lol, or else all of mine would just be screenplays. My hope is that I get movie optioned, and then the stories can hit their true medium XD

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