What I Read in August 2016 | Goodreads

I swear to God; I only wrote
one of these posts about a week ago! How time flies when you’re having fun!
Once again the end of the month is upon us and it’s time to take a look back
over the books that I’ve managed to read this month. I’d say that August has
been a pretty decent month, reading-wise, all things considered and I got
through a lot more than I thought I would.

Like the vast majority of the
general public, in the month of August I picked up a copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, another
(much needed) contribution to the much beloved Harry Potter series. I’m still
unsure as to whether or not I’ll be reviewing this one, as I have a fair few opinions
that I’d like to share with everyone but it’s still pretty new so I don’t want
to spoil anything for unsuspecting readers. Spoiler free is an option, of
course, but that obviously limits the detail I can go into and stops me from
referencing particular scenes. All in all, I enjoyed the story but it didn’t
give me the same thrilling feeling that the novels did. A shame, but not
entirely unexpected.

A book I have already
reviewed on the blog is
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty. My full review will
obviously be a lot more informative but to summarise, I enjoyed the story but
didn’t get the wow factor that I was expecting from Moriarty’s work. I’ve read
books by her before and been absolutely blown away by them, but unfortunately
with this one that wasn’t the case.

One of my work colleagues is
a bit of a book lover just like me, which makes for interesting discussions
when we’re on shift together. She recommended the book To Kill For by A.J. Carella to
me- it was a free book on the kindle store so I downloaded it quickly and
finally got around to reading it this month. I definitely enjoyed the read
although the style of writing was a little outside what I normally enjoy.
Regardless, it was a short and easy read and I loved talking about it
afterwards with my colleague.

Sticking to my psychological
thriller/ARC trend, the next book I got stuck into was Saving Sophie by Sam
I reviewed it
here if you want to
have a looksee, but long story short- this book was absolutely bloody amazing
and I would recommend everyone have a go at it. After reading the A.J. Carella
novel, I reciprocated and recommended this one to my colleague, as I mentioned
in my review. She finished it and also loved it, passing the recommendation on
to some of her friends as well! An absolute belter from start to finish.

My final completed book in
August was A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – trust me to end things
on a heartbreaker! I have SO many things to say about this book so I’d suggest
you read my
review here. This book is
unlike anything I’ve ever read before, in all the right ways but I think you
need to read it yourself to truly appreciate it.

I’m also currently a couple
of hundred pages of the way through Rebecca
by Daphne du Maurier, a book
which is quickly becoming my favourite classic! I can’t wait to see where
things go with it and how it ends!

In the month of August, I
read a grand total of 1459 pages, again, a feat I’m pretty impressed with
considering how I’ve been working full-time and managing a household alongside
everything! I’m excited to see what September has to bring, book-wise now!