It’s time for my monthly Wrap Up and TBR post!
The aim of this reading game is to help me read more books and hopefully get on top of the ever-growing To Be Read pile. The more books I read, the more books I can buy. The more books I can buy, the more books I can read. It’s a win-win, right?
Books I Read in August
I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman – 4*
The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill – 5*
Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne – 5*
Anything You Do Say by Gillian McAllister – 4*
Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton – 3*
Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Siobhan Curham – 4*
The Island by M.A. Bennett – 3*
Eat, Drink, Run by Bryony Gordon – 4*
Vox by Christina Dalcher – 5*
Oh dear, oh dear; I was a rubbish reader this month. Even though it was on my August TBR, I didn’t read Almost Love by Louise O’Neill. I could have squeezed it in at the end of the month, but I decided that it was better to save it for another time, rather than rush it for the sake of being able to say I had read it.
Book of the Month
Picking my book of the month was a hard choice! With three 5* reads, there was no clear winner. After much thought, I am choosing Vox by Christina Dalcher. A feminist thriller similar to The Handmaid’s Tale, I predict big things for this one. I am trying to scrape together my thoughts for a full review and knowing me, it will be with you in about five years time.
Thanks to the amazing team at Hot Key Books, I have a copy of Jess Vallance’s new YA novel, You Only Live Once to read. Yay! Considering I am a BIG fan of Geek Girl, I have high hopes for this one. I have had a sneak peek at the first few pages, and I have a feeling I am going to enjoy it.
Bookshop Girl by Chloe Coles is one of Georgia‘s favourite books, and her constant praise of it meant that I couldn’t resist picking up a copy for myself. Chloe walked past me at YALC, and I genuinely regret not saying hello. I will have to console myself with this book instead.
Finally, the sequel to Bookshop Girl comes out in September, and I won a copy of Life’s a Beach through ReadersFirst. I have had a cheeky read of the first few chapters, and it sounds like something I will enjoy, which makes me even more excited to read the first book.
What will you be reading in September?