I feel like a good chunk of August should have been renamed "Aug-tober" given how chilly it was (booo!!!!) but all in all it was a great month! I went to my parents lake home twice and went to Chicago for work so those three trips made the month go by especially fast! Here's how it shaped up!
** crickets ** I rarely listen to the radio these days so am completely out of touch with what's new and worth listening to these days!
August was another strong reading month for me! My favorite book was The Kind Worth Killing. I usually don't read
thrillers but this came recommended by a friend with good taste so I
decided to check it out and am so glad I did. It's a total page
turner. My least favorite book, by far, was Sense and Sensibility. Similar to previous months, the books with stars behind them counted towards the Read Harder Challenge. I only have one book left to read for that challenge!
The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine* - 3 stars
The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain - 4 stars
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi - 4 stars
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson - 5 stars
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen* - 1 stars (note to self: stop reading classics)
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen - 3 stars
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz - 4 stars
August was also a strong month for me in terms of mileage and workouts! I ran 138 miles, biked 54 miles and swam 2.5 miles. I only fit in 3 strength training workouts, which is kind of pathetic, but that should pick up this month as I'm trying to strength train twice a week.
I've got nothing noteworthy to share. I'm basically re-wearing the same summer outfits over and over again. I feel pretty meh about my clothing options right now so while I am not ready for summer to be over, I am ready for a new season of clothing. I really need to do some shopping soon, though, as I have purged so much clothing over the last 8 months. If only I enjoyed shopping...