August Wrap Up and September TBR

Posted in blog by
Wrap Up and TBR - Don't Bend the Spine, UK Book Blog

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 Bourne5*
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 Curham4*
The Island by M.A. Bennett 3*
Eat, Drink, Run by Bryony Gordon4*
Vox by Christina Dalcher – 5*

August Wrap Up - Don't Bend the Spine, UK Book Blog

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.

September TBR

September TBR - Don't Bend the Spine, UK Book Blog

You Only Live Once by Jess Vallance | Bookshop Girl by Chloe Coles | Bookshop Girl: Life’s a Beach by Chloe Coles

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?

Daniella x

8th September 2018
Previous Post Next Post

1 Comment

  • Reply Emma

    I absolutely loved Holly’s new book without a doubt. You were a better reader than me last month. I must have a look a this VOX it’s all I’ve seen lately. Have a great September.

    8th September 2018 at 5:35 pm
  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    You may also like

    %d bloggers like this: