2019

August Wrap up

Hey readers…

I surprised myself in the month of august and read more books than I ever thought I could. I read 10 books.

Monthly Statistics

Books read: 10

Pages read: 4100

average pages per day: 132 

average days per book: 3

7 of the books I read were for the #N.E.W.T.s Readathon and 3 were not. All the reviews will be linked in the titles of the books if the review is currently up on my blog for that book. 

N.E.W.T.s Readathon

First I will list the books I read for this readathon. 

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness 

41nu3s035jl._sx323_bo1204203200_This book is about a witch who tries to deny who she is and a vampire, who goes against what he knows to protect her. It also starts to include time-travel. I can’t wait to carry on with the series to see where the story goes.

I gave this book ✪✪✪✪✪

 

 


Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan 

9781912417117-664x1024This book is based on fairytales which include a slight feminist twist.

I did like this one, I didn’t really get on with some of the stories but the others really made up for that.

I gave this book ✪✪✪✪.

 

 


A Death at fountains Abbey by Antonia Hodgson

61xfnh828gl._sx323_bo1204203200_This book is a historical crime/mystery books set in 1728. I didn’t realise this book was part of a series, but you don’t need to read the series to enjoy the book. I think I will buy the others before this to see if they do add any insight to the book which may make it better.

I gave this book ✪✪✪

 

 


Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Deirdre Sullivan 

51idcv5auplI didn’t think I would like this book as much as I did, the start seemed a little off for me but picked up massively towards the end. I thought the author represented anxiety excellently. This book includes magic and self-discovery. 

I gave this book ✪✪✪✪

 

 


The word for world is forest by Ursula K. Le Guin

61Fnc-j9m2L._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_This one was a strange one for me and I didn’t really know where to rate it. I thought this story was very important. This book is about invading other peoples land and when violence starts it is very difficult to stop 

I gave this ✪✪✪

 

 


Under a dancing star by Laura Wood 

411xqk4f07l._sx324_bo1204203200_This book is set in 1930’s England and is about a girl who doesn’t fit in with typical standards of women in this time period. She doesn’t mind getting filthy and wading through mud, much to her mother’s distress. She is then sent to spend time with her uncle in France and the story goes on from there.

I really enjoyed this and it made me feel so many different emotions.

I gave this book ✪✪✪✪✪


Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

0099560437This book is set in the year 2044 but is based on 1980’s culture. I preferred the book to the film, which is surprising as I watched the film first and usually don’t prefer the books after doing this, I thought there was more of a storyline in the book which didn’t appear in the films.

I rated this book ✪✪✪✪✪

 


 

 

Other Books 

The reviews for this book have not gone up onto my blog yet but will be up this month

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan 

81tboqp5v2blThis book does take a while to get into. This is about 3 young lads as they go on a journey they were forced onto. Throughout the journey, they are being chased by the Dark One. This series is very intimidating but this book was fairly quick once I got into it.

I rated this book ✪✪✪✪

 

 


The Lumberjanes Vol 1 by Shannon WattersNoelle StevensonGrace EllisBrooke Allen

51hyzbhvsfl._sx323_bo1204203200_This graphic novel was a quick, entertaining little read. I am glad that I picked it up and I am going to pick up the rest of them to read them I am feeling a little slumpy. I loved all the characters and giggled throughout reading it. 

I gave this graphic novel ✪✪✪✪

 

 


Hour Game by David Baldacci 

61ovpuxh09l._sx328_bo1204203200_David Baldacci’s book are fast becoming a favourite of mine. I really enjoy his writing and I like the twist and turns they take throughout. you never know who is going to be the bad guy at the end. These are mystery/crime novels involving King and Maxwell, both ex-secret service agents. 

I loved the fast pace of this story and all the different interweaved stories.

I gave this book ✪✪✪✪


Well, that is a wrap, let me know in the comments below what books you have read this month. or if you have read any of these, let me know what you thought.

 

–HappyReading
xoxo

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