August Wrap Up

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Apparently, not having a TBR list really works for me – I managed another 8 books this month. Once again I didn’t read any classics and didn’t even look at my TBR jar – I’ve been so guilty I’ve hidden it under my bed.

Next month, I will definitely read at least 1 classic and 1 TBR jar book. I realise I sound like a broken record but this time I will definitely do it… hopefully… maybe… we’ll see.

Books Read:

Janet Edwards – Earth Flight
Hugh Howey – Wool
Alice Walker – The Color Purple
Broken Monsters – Lauren Beukes
Take me Tomorrow – Shannon A. Thompson
The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton
The Dinner – Herman Koch
Chrysler Szarlan – The Hawley Book of the Dead

Total Pages Read: 3148

Total pages read this year: 20,445

 

Quick Reviews:

Janet Edwards – Earth Flight

The Earth Girl Trilogy is my guilty pleasure – at 26 I’m definitely not the ‘target market’ for sci-fi YA but who can say no to an easy-to-read, action-packed, Hunger Games-esque read.

Hugh Howey – Wool

I’d recommend the book if you’re a quick reader and into the genre. There’s a great concept there but it needed a lot more editing.

Alice Walker – The Color Purple

An outstanding piece of fiction that should be on everyone’s to read list.

Broken Monsters – Lauren Beukes

A good and quick read – granted, it didn’t keep me awake at night but was intriguing enough for me to race through all 500 pages.

Take me Tomorrow – Shannon A. Thompson

A refreshingly original dystopian YA; fast-paced and easy to read – this is definitely one for fans of the genre.

The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton

A gripping and imaginative tale that, in my opinion, takes literary historical fiction to the next level. A brilliant debut, and one that I highly recommend.

The Dinner – Herman Koch

This is an enjoyable read, but nothing incredibly special. Despite all its intriguing aspects, the novel falls flat for me.

Chrysler Szarlan – The Hawley Book of the Dead

Another quick read, where magic meets mystery. I enjoyed it but am not sure whether the mash-up of genre’s worked here.

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