august reads.

Okay, about half way through this month, I finished reading my first book and I worried I might not get two in this month because I only had half a month to read another one. Um. When did I become this person who thinks half a month is not enough time to read one book? To be fair, I've been in this phase where I like reading non-fiction books, and those do take some time to read. (The last six books I read were all non-fiction. Whoa.) But I picked up a fiction book for my second read this month and was finished within 48 hours. Two books down and twelve days to spare.

Love Does, by Bob Goff

I first heard about Bob Goff from reading A Million Miles (by Don Miller) and since then, I have heard his name pop up randomly. This guy has a lot of friends. After reading his book, I totally understand why. He is certainly a unique (and awesome) person. I think I would like to be friends with him.

When I found out he wrote a book, I knew I had to read it. Now that I've read his book, I think everyone should read it. It's so incredible and inspiring and it'll change the way you look at things. The world, your life, love. It's an easy read and I think it's totally worth it.

Especially with a subtitle like this: "Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World." Um. Yes, please.


The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

You guys, I finally read my first John Green book. Tumblr would be proud. I have seen countless references to books he's written on there and it was one of those things that I just had to know what everyone was talking about. (The same reason I read Twilight and The Hunger Games.) I have to say, I like this guy's writing style.

I chose The Fault in Our Stars because it's the newest and I've heard a lot of buzz about it recently, so why not start there? Also because I saw it in Barnes & Noble a couple months ago and decided not to spend the money on it, but I haven't stopped thinking about it since. It was only a matter of time.

It's technically a teenager book, but most days I still feel like I'm 18, so it makes sense that I loved it. I haven't really stopped thinking about it and I'm contemplating re-reading it again. Right now. It's one of those books.