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August Reading Wrap Up

on September 3, 2018

Total Books Read: 22
Fiction: 22
Non-Fiction: 0
Library Books: 3
Books On My TBR List: 3
Books in a Series: 8
Authors I’d Never Read Before: 13
Male/Female Authors: 2/20
Kindle Books: 7
Books I Owned or Bought: 5
Favourite Book(s): The Ones You Trust by Caroline Overington, The Botanist’s Daughter by Kayte Nunn, Always And Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han, On The Same Page by Penelope Janu.
Least Favourite Books: More Than A Promise by Lauren K. McKellar, Spirits, Stilettos & A Silver Bustier by Deanna Chase and Divine & Dateless by Tara West.
Books That Qualify For Challenges: 0 – because this is the year of no challenges!

And so spring is here! Not that Melbourne has gotten the memo yet (it’s always a bit slow) but technically, winter is now over. And I won’t be sorry to see it gone to be honest. This has felt like a cold and miserable winter, although as you can tell that weather is good for reading. August saw me rack up 22 books read with a nice mix of library requests, ebooks and ARCs. I read the entire To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy thanks to the movie of the same name dropping on Netflix that month! I read the first book first, then watched the movie, then read the other two books in the same day. What a cute trilogy it is! I actually do hope they make the other 2 movies. I think they’ll work. The Netflix adaptation is one of the best I’ve seen of a book in a while and Netflix is doing a great job of bringing back the rom com. There are so many YA books I’d love to see adapted (and adult books too) that I think would make fantastic rom com type movies. We’ve had Netflix for about a year I think but it’s probably only in the last month or two that we’ve really actually started browsing through it properly and creating lists of things to watch. My husband and I watched The Staircase which was so good and now we are watching The Fall thanks to a recommendation from a friend of ours. If you have something you think we should definitely watch, let me know!

Back to books! The September arrivals were steady and here is my TBR pile for the month:

Some of these were surprises, others were requests. One was a request that I was still surprised to get – Kate Morton’s The Clockmaker’s Daughter and I think that one might be my first read of the month. Kate Morton writes such beautiful stories and they’re always pretty solid, size wise so I think I’ll get started on that one soon. I’m also super keen for We Three Heroes by Lynette Noni because I adore her Medoran Chronicles and it’s going to be so much fun to get to know Jordan, Bear and DC a little more without looking through Alex’s eyes. The Wolf Hour is set in Africa, which I love, about an Australian researcher working in Uganda who is kidnapped by rebel soldiers. This sounds amazing and also terrifying. Also Melissa Lucashekno is a very well respected author who has been listed for many prestigious prizes and I’m excited to finally read something by her. And there’s another 4-in-1 romance bind up this month too, Echo Springs which deals with police officers in a small town on the edge of the outback.

So, lots to be super keen for here and I am sure September is going to be just as good a reading month! If you’ve read anything here from my stack, let me know your thoughts!

Happy reading 🙂

 


7 responses to “August Reading Wrap Up

  1. I read The Clockmaker’s Daughter over the weekend. Such brilliant storytelling and world building. I really loved it.

  2. Lauren K says:

    I watched ‘to all the boys i’ve loved before’ on netflix on the weekend. It really is a cute movie. I loved it!

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