I’m late with this wrap up but life’s been kicking my arse lately and my blogging has been lacking, I am sorry but hey lots of things to hopefully look forward to this month! SO MANY RELEASES, AHHH I SHALL SURVIVE SOMEHOW (the same can’t be said for my wallet). I had a pretty awesome reading month, I joined in with the Tome Topple and I’m still doing The Reading Quest, I ended up reading 11 books all up.
What I read:
I was lucky enough to get the ebook and read this before the release but I went to the book launch and had Ellie sign a physical copy because I needed Harris beautiful face gracing my book shelves.
This book packs a punch and really dive into some heavy subjects like drugs in remote Australia and how it affects small towns. I highly recommend it.
Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell, and Fiona Wood 4/5 stars
Take Three Girls is a book that made my heart so happy whilst dealing with some real issues. I saw so much of my own highschool in this story and while it was enraging to see all the online bullying and slut shaming it’s all unfortunately just apart of highschool. It would be cool if everyone was nice and educated but it takes time, and perhaps it takes three girls to change the ways things are, even for a little bit.
I’m on a blog tour for this book so keep a look out for my review, it’s up on Sept 15th.
Ghosts, Melbourne, Aussies, and Sass seriously what more can I ask for in a book?
This was The YA Rooms book of the month and while I didn’t get to go to the meeting I did see Michael Pryor talk at the Bendigo Writers Festival which was awesome!
It haunts Derry, It lives in the sewers and comes every 27 years, It feeds of children’s fears and limbs. That’s all I’d really like to say about the plot, I mean evil monster killing and decapitating a boat load of people is basically all you need to know right?
THE MONSTER OF A BOOK THAT I ADORED. I can’t wait to watch the movie and see how they’re going to adapt it, King’s writing was worth all 1400 pages.
A quick fluff of a read to counteract “It” I needed to read something light and nice so I wouldn’t slump and this worked perfectly. It has some problems but all in all I liked the characters and the sex positivity.
Leviathan Wakes by James SA Corey 3/5 stars
Another huge book that had been on my TBR for so long, I was actually listening to this audio for over 3 months. I enjoyed the story in the end but it just wasn’t a page turner for me.
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor 4/5 stars
Days of Blood and Starlight is an amazing follow up to Daughter of Smoke and Bone, now we’re immersed in the Chimera and Angel’s world, Laini’s magic and world building is amazing and blew me away as usual.
Magical words, Urban Fantasy, dislocated souls, 3 wishes, and kidnapping? HELL YES.
This was Kirstie and I’s books of the month, we have a book club over on goodreads dedicated to reading under rated and slightly weird Sci-fi/Fantasy and this book was perfect.
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor 4/5 Stars
Eeep I now officially have no new laini to read! That is until I get my hands on the Novellas for this series and the next Strange the Dreamer. The ending was good, not as tied up as I would have liked but laini’s writing is amazing and unlike anything I’ve ever read.
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff… 5/5 Stars
Look I can’t say much because I’m waiting for release day but it’s good, it’s goddamn good. I have a review written and ready… it’s so good.
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner 4/5 stars
These books are so good and I love that they’re new main characters with cameos of the old. The world building is on point and the character relationship are fantastic.
I need to pick myself up the third book asap so these gorgeous covers can be together at last.
A little explainer because ummm I may have hauled a lot of books this month, I went on a massive op shop day and found so many awesome books at 5 places. I don’t do this often so i let myself go crazy and get all the cheap books. I also went to a blogger night and we were given books for free which is amazing and yay!
Things I did:
Short story: All. All the things were did
Long story (Still somewhat condensed):
- Bendigo Writers Fest with the lovelies Alex and Jay where I saw Michael Pryor, Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, and Will Kostakis talk about all the things.
- The No Limits book launch where I ate cupcakes, and swooned with everyone over Harris and aussie books
- Melbourne Writers Fest I went to Angie Thomas YES the author of The Hate U Give’s keynote. It was empowering and amazing, I’m in awe of that amazing woman and can’t wait for her next book!!
- Bloomsbury Bloggers night, I listened to the amazing Samantha Shannon Author of The Bone Season speak about her series and ate some delicious cupcakes.
- Camping and what not where I read nothing but made some damper and had a great time with friends.
And that was my month, I also did a million other boring things like get a new car and be way too busy at work, but I’m super proud with all the things I squeezed into August and hopefully I can look forward to having a rather chill September.
How was your August? How did all the readathons go? Did you reach your reading goals? Take a nap instead? I fully support the nap option.