I know this is really cliche! But wow the year is flying by! I had a great reading month, I participated in two Readothons, #MakeMeRead and Tome Topple which definitely helped me read some of the books that I have been putting off. I read a few Middle grade books and also some massive tomes. I read 9 books in August and I am extremely pleased with that and I am still 10 ahead of schedule on my Goodreads goal.
If you want to find out more information on the books please click on the covers to be directed to Goodreads.
What I read:
This was a really good Mystery/Thriller and had me guessing the whole way through – there is a lot of twists and turns.I rated this 4 out of 5 stars (Review to come)
I then read this Middle-Grade/children’s book about a young boy who is next in line to take over the hotel that has been in his family for centuries only there seems to be a rumour that there is an all-seeing eye which is a magical object hidden in the house. – This was a lot of fun and had lovely illustrations. I rated 4 out of 5 stars (Review to come)
Another Middle-grade that was the winner of the MakeMeRead readathon and I absolutely loved it. It was so fast paced and taught you about greek mythology without being too info dumpy. There was so much adventure and I couldn’t fault it in any way. I rated this 5 out of 5 stars #MakeMeRead wrap up and review
I then read the whole of Walking Dead Compendium One which was a whopping 1088 pages long. This was one of my picks for tome topple. I liked this enough I had some problems remembering who was who and the artwork was not the usual style I like, However I did enjoy the story line and rated it 4 out of 5 stars.
I managed to read the third book in the ACOTAR series and whilst I enjoyed it, I prefered ACOMAF and ACOTAR more than this latest edition. I liked that Maas added some diversity in this book but I just didn’t like the sisters or that everyone was coupling up. I rated it 4 out of 5 stars.
This is one of the books on my beat the back list 2017. I have had this on my TBR for ages and I finally got round to reading it. This is one of those books that I can easily read but if you ask me what it’s about I wouldn’t be able to tell you. With magical realism things just happen with no reason given and I find it hard to get my head round it. I rated this 3 out of 5 stars
A graphic novel was next on my list and whilst I had heard a lot of great things about this story I wasn’t overly impressed by it and just thought it was ok. I rated this 3 out of 5 stars
This is Mary Kubica’s latest novel. This was great in the build up of the story and had me on the edge of my seat. However the ending let it down for me. I will go more into detail with a review in the next coming week. I rated this 3 out of 5 stars.
I thought I would end the month with a set of short stories and I have wanted to read something by Ali Smith for a long time. I really didn’t like this book. I knew that from the blurb of the book the stories were about meanings of words and what public libraries meant to people. I didn’t like the stories, I don’t know if I am just not intelligent enough to interpret these stories but they seemed to just go off on tangents and I would find myself lost. The only thing I did like were the little paragraphs of what Public Libraries meant to people. I rated this 1 out of 5 stars.
Favourite Book: Percy Jackson and The Lightening Thief
Longest Book: Walking Dead
Shortest book: Amulet
Favourite Cover: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrow of Ava Lavender
Total pages read: 3,816
Flight of a Starling
See What I Have Done
None of The Above
July Wrap Up
#MakeMeRead wrap up and review
Tome Topple wrap up
What I watched:
I mean honestly, who hasn’t watched this? This is the best thing on TV in August and now we have to wait till 2019 for season 8! There is so much speculation going round the interwebs at the moment but this is making me want to read the books and re-watch it all over again.
I have started watching Penny Dreadful, I have only watched the first 2 episodes and not sure what to make of it yet. Though it has made me pick up ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’.
Yes I have watched this, only because the kids wanted to. This is pretty bad to be honest. It’s not funny and the plot is just very weak, However the kids loved it.
ok that’s it, That is what I read and watched in August. How was your month? Did you read any of the same books?
Thanks for reading