Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Books I read in August//What I'm reading in September!

I've finally broken out of my reading slump! I don't mind telling you, it feels so good to have fallen back in love with reading. I missed it, so much! And I'm excited to share with you, today, the books I read in August, and what I'm hoping to read in September.

The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
Although I started this book towards the end of July, it took me until August to finish it because. Well, because of feels. This is the final book in a trilogy I have known and loved for the last 5ish years, and I was a little tearful to reach the end of this book, and the end of the series. Also, it was a pretty bloody big book. So there's that. It was worth all the tears, though; another brilliant instalment in the series, and a fantastic farewell.
Rating: *****


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
This needs no introduction, really. I think most of you reading this post will have read this book, or be planning to read it at some point. Am I right? I'm strongly in the camp of "I loved it." My own feeling is that if you go into this with an open mind and no expectations; you'll enjoy it. But if you go into this expecting JK Rowling, and Harry Potter as we know it from the original series, you'll be disappointed!
Rating: ****

The Girls by Emma Cline
I was really looking forward to reading this book when I picked it up on it's release day back in July. Sadly, I was disappointed. I found this very hard to read; the description was so flowery in places. I'd expected a fast-paced, quite dramatic read and this just wasn't. It was slow, quite dull for the most part, and just not at all what I expected. I did enjoy it, just, nowhere near as much as I expected to!
Rating: ****

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Another book to add to my list of favourites. Vanishing Girl was simply ah-mazing. It blew me away. I am one of those annoying people who reads the ending first and because of that, I felt I had a vastly different reading experience to those reading it the 'conventional' way! I also felt, by reading it this way, I had a much greater understanding of the book as a whole. The huge plot twist will come as a massive surprise to most of you; it certainly did to me. All-in-all a very clever, psychological thriller.
Rating: *****
And now, onto this month's to-read pile!
1) The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
2) When Everything Feels Like The Movies by Raziel Reid
3) Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
4) The List by Siobhan Vivian
5) The Other Widow by Susan Crawford
I'm trying to be realistic with how much I can read this month; knowing that I have a lot going! One of my September goals is to read, at least, one book a week, and I know, there's five books up there, but When Everything Feels Like The Movies was a very short read (which I finished last weekend!) so I decided I could realistically aim for five this month! Wish me luck.
  
What are you currently reading? What have you read recently that you loved?
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12 comments

  1. Cannot believe you read the ending first! 😂😂😂 What you like!? The only time I do that is if I'm bored senseless so I skip to the end to see if it's worth sticking with. Usually this means I revealed the plot and I toss the book to one side. You really need to read Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie, I just lent it to my work colleague but when she's done with it you can borrow it if you like. It's a new firm favourite! Xx

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    1. Haha! I know...I'm too inquisitive for my own good ;) I'm not sure if I might already have Girl, Missing on my to-read bookshelves, if I don't though I'll definitely let you know, that would be great, thanks! I'd highly recommend Vanishing Girls to you, I think it's a book you'd love. You're welcome to my copy if you'd like it? DM me on Twitter if you fancy it hun :) xx

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  2. I really need to finish reading the curse child! I've just not had chance at all, haha!

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    1. Haha, oh no! You really need to finish it before it's ruined for you by lots of spoilers! x

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  3. I am going to start reading a book i kindly was given by w&h Reading Room on Facebook and its called Beside Myself by Ann Morgan. I'm trying to read more and fit it around day to day. I never have read the end first I couldn't do it personally xx

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    1. I very rarely read the ending first, I don't know what encouraged me to do so this time, to be honest! That sounds interesting - I hope you enjoy it! :) xx

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    2. I need to get in the book but been trying to keep up to date with my series what ive been recording on my freeview play ive been watching Victoria, Our Girl, Poldark, Great British Bake Off and more.

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    3. It's so hard to keep up with all the series sometimes, isn't it?!

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  4. I've also just gotten back in the habit of reading. My old job was so hectic I didn't have any time for myself. I just recently read Disrupted by Dan Lyons and its hilarious! check out the synopsis.// ▲ fredsguidetolife.com ▲

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    1. Aww, well I hope you'll have more time for reading now! I'll check it out - thanks for the suggestion :) x

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  5. I've still not managed to read The Cursed Child yet, it's sitting on my bookshelf making me feel guilty! Your September to-read list looks awesome, I've been wanting to read Nerve.
    - Emily from http://www.emilyunderworld.co.uk ♡

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    1. Aww. I hope you've read it now, it's amazing. Nerve was great, there's a new book out by the same author called Charisma, which I have and am looking forward to reading.

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