So, August is over! My reading list was not an extensive one this month, partly due to the fact I read a couple of books I will be publishing my reviews on in September and partly due to having issues with deciding next reads, I just couldn’t make up my mind this month! I started a few books, wasn’t in the mood for them and tried others, so this all ate into my precious reading time!
Anyway, I did manage to read:
- The Biographies of Ordinary People by Nicole Decker – read here
- We Were Liars by E.Lockhart – read here
- When Houses Burn by Lauren Lee – read here
- The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman – read here
- Am American Cage by Ted Galdi – read here
Unusually for me, there is a book in the above list that I really didn’t like. I say unusual, as if I don’t like a book, I stop reading it. If I don’t finish it, I don’t review it. However, We Were Liars was my audiobook for the month, so it was almost easier to just keep listening rather than download something else on my commute. Plus, it has had so many great reviews, I kept thinking, ‘it must get better‘, but no, it really didn’t…
Happily, my other reads were much better. Aside from The Museum of Ordinary Things, the other three books were all ones I have been kindly sent to review. This month my aim was to make a small dent in my ‘to review’ TBR stack, so I’m pleased I managed to do that and this also meant they are not necessarily what I would be initially drawn to on the shelf, but are encouraging me to try something a little different, which I’m really enjoying.
September looks to be an interesting reading month, I’ve started The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase, and that’s shaping up to be a good read. Also – keep your eyes peeled for my exciting first September post, going up tomorrow!
Is there anything worse than that ‘it must get better’ feeling in respect of a book that has come well recommended? Possibly only the anticipation of whoever recommended it gleefully demanding, “Well, wasn’t it great then?”
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Ha, I know! But I just had to be honest about this one, there was no way I could have pretended to like it!