What I'm Reading August 2020

Last year I started setting some reading goals in GoodReads because I wanted to begin taking technology breaks and focusing on reading more. I’ve been reading off and on this year, but it’s been difficult to fully devote time to reading with everything that has been going on in our world. In July I started back my reading schedule in an attempt to still read 10 books this year, and I figured I’d give an update on where I’m at.

Here’s what I’m currently reading this month:

  • (Completed) A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green — A second book in a great SciFi series by Hank Green that completes (or does it?) the series staring April May and The Carls. I read the first book last year and immediately pre-ordered the second one as soon as it was announced.
  • (In Progress) The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien — I was never much of a LOTR (Lord of the Rings) fan growing up. For me, it was all about Harry Potter. So, I’m going back and giving this series a try (as well as watching the movies that match the book I’m reading). So far, the Hobbit is an excellent story and I cannot wait to get into the LOTR series proper.
  • (Upcoming) Matilda by Roald Dahl — I’ve only ever read “James and the Giant Peach” as well as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl, and it’s been a very long time. Both were good stories, and I was recently perusing the Kindle book store and stumbled upon this author again. I feel that I’ve done a disservice to myself by not reading more of his books, so I think I’m going to read each of the books that have a movie to go along with it and read the book, then watch the accompanying movie. I cannot wait to start this.

If you’d like to, you can follow my progress on GoodReads. I’m also open to any recommendations for what to read.

Cory Bohon @cory