I had so much fun participating in Utah Book Month in August. It was a nice way of trying to get back into blogging. And I learned about a ton of books by Utah authors that I now want to read.
I got to interview Sara Zarr! And per usual, I said something awkward to an author I like! (who knew those characters weren't supposed to be hard to like?)
I got to interview Lorren from The Story Girl.
I found out almost everyone likes fry sauce but me.
I was interviewed by the lovely Kami from Kami's Library Thoughts
And I read some great Utah books, like -
Surrender by Elana Johnson
This book was so so good. It put everything from Possession in a different context. And I still can't tell who's good and who's bad.
My Ridiculous Romantic Obsessions by Becca Wilhite
Very cute new adult romance. Read This
Back When You Were Easier to Love by Emily Wing Smith
My favorite read of the whole month. Read This
Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr
Very engrossing plot but a character I didn't quite connect with. Mixed
I read a bunch of books not by Utah authors, too.
Body & Soul (The Ghost & The Goth #3) by Stacey Kade
The whole series was cuter and funnier than I expected. Read This
Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society #2) by Ally Carter
I wanted it to be a romance, but instead it's a very smart caper. Read This
Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
DNF. Funny, but too much swearing for my taste.
Withering Tights by Louise Rennison
It took me a while to get into, and I kept feeling like I wasn't getting the humor. But it's a cute story. Mixed
In Honor by Jessi Kirby
This just didn't work for me. I felt like I never got to know Honor, and didn't care to know Rusty. Skip This
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
Kind of 80's-riffic, but a very fun read. It did what I hoped it would and I enjoyed it from start to finish. Read This