The Month in Books: August 2020

It’s the end of August. It’s the end of August. It is THE END of AUGUST. 😱😱😱

Yeah, sorry about the drama. School starts again in September, and I can’t believe summer is drawing to an end already. On that note: I’m not sure what’s going to happen to my blogging schedule once school starts, so just warning you in advance. Let’s see how well I can juggle blogging with real life!

Anyway, all this leading to: Let’s get started with August’s monthly wrap-up!

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I Would Do Pretty Much Anything for These 5 Characters

Welcome back to another installment of Abby Rectifies the Concerning Lack of Bookish Lists on the Blog. Woo!

Today, I’d like to share with you some characters that I would do pretty much anything for. (Except for, you know, breaking the law. I am a morally upright citizen.) There are many ways a character could make it onto this list. It could be because their author is cruel and refuses to give them a break. It could be because of the sin for being too precious for this world. Or it could be because there’s nobody else except me in their life willing to show them love and support. (I’m not crying, you are.)

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Let’s Talk Bookish: How Have Your Reading Habits Changed Over Time?

Happy Friday everyone, and welcome to the weekly Let’s Talk Bookish post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. Today, we’re discussing how our reading habits have changed over time, a topic suggested by Lydia @ Lydia Schoch.

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Let’s Talk Bookish: What Makes a Great Morally Gray Character?

Happy Friday all! Today, I’m participating in my first weekly meme here at Beyond the Read.

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. I love discussion posts, and Rukky and Dani’s prompts are really thought-provoking and fun to talk about. I’m so excited to join in on the fun!

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20 Questions Book Tag

Something you’ll discover about me is that I like to steal random book tags from the Internet and do them eons after they first hit the blogosphere. I mean, isn’t that what the Internet is for? (The answer is yes.)

So today, I’ll be doing the 20 Questions Book Tag, created by Buydebook at Goodreads. Here I go!

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Review: What I Carry by Jennifer Longo

You know those books that warm your heart and seem to fill you up to the brim with something you didn’t know you were missing? Yes or no, What I Carry by Jennifer Longo is one of those books. There were some things that kept it from a 4-star rating, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

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Review: A Game of Thrones & A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin

I had absolutely no intention of starting the Song of Ice and Fire series, until a well-meaning teacher of mine oh-so-casually handed me a 835-page copy of the first installment, saying the series was one of his favorites. I still probably wouldn’t have read it, if not for the sword on the cover staring accusingly at me whenever I was in my room. And so my journey with the Starks began.

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My Favorite Books (Yes, That’s A Plural Noun, and I Am Unashamed)

One of the most important things you should know about Abby the Bookworm is that she DOES NOT have a singular favorite book.

I find it incredibly distressing whenever someone asks me “What’s your favorite book?” and expects me to look completely unaffected.

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Going Beyond the Read

Hello, everyone.

My name is Abby. I am a Christian teenage girl who loves to read.

The reason I created this blog is not because I have a superhuman reading speed, or because I read hundreds of books a year, or even because I want thousands of followers.

I created this blog because first and foremost, I love to read.

Through this blog, I want to be able to talk to someone other than myself about my love for God and for reading, no matter how small that audience may be.

I primarily read young adult fiction and occasionally some adult fiction. I plan to post bookish reviews, lists, and opinions here at Beyond the Read. For each book I review, I intend to write a separate review about my views of the book in question as a Christian.

I am incredibly excited to be starting Beyond the Read, and I hope someone out there is as well.


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