Friday, 24 August 2018

July Reading Wrap-Up//August TBR

I was going to say that July was something of a quiet month when it came to reading but, looking back over my Goodreads history, I read more than I realised. So here's what I read in July, and what's on my TBR pile for August!

Horrorstor (****), by Grady Hendrix, was a weird one. Unique, wholly original, creepy and terrifying. It was everything a good horror story should be. But the ending let it down, being too rushed and too open-ended. On the off-chance that Grady Hendrix is reading this blog (lol); PLEASE, write us a sequel. Both my mother-in-law and I need closure.

A False Report (****), by T Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, was a fantastic read. Horrifying; in what happened to the girls involved in the story; in the treatment they received from the police; and in the fact that this is a true story. But a compelling read, that had me racing for the end, desperate for justice to be done. The Intruder (***), by P. S. Hogan, was good...but the narrator let it down. He was far too pretentious, too cocksure, too irritating. It grated on me throughout the whole book, and that's what let it down.

Mine (***), by Susi Fox, was another compelling, gripping read. But it was a little too unbelievable, which is why I only gave it three stars. Sweet Pea (*), by C J Skuse, was one of the worst books I've read all year in terms of narration, and characters. There was not one single character to like, or root for! But I enjoyed the concept, which is why I've picked up the sequel, In Bloom, to read later this month.

I'm almost certainly being far too optimistic with my TBR pile for August. But there are just so many fab books on my bookshelf that I'm eager to read. I'm most excited for Something in the Water, by Catherine Steadman, and In Bloom, by C J Skuse. The former has been selected for Reese Witherspoon's Book Club. The latter is the sequel to a book that I, in parts, loved and, in other parts, loathed. I'm excited to see whether In Bloom redeems it's predecessor. 

What have you read recently? 

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