AHHHHH!!! It’s nearly September, well in less than 10 hours when I am writing this. So close and then for me it becomes officially Autumn and University begins to draws closer and closer which means that University reading needs to be done. August seemed to go by so quickly and I read so much! I finally seem to have broken the reading slump I was in but also #TheReadingQuest began which I think certainly aided me in reading so much! Anyway I thought I talk about all these amazing books.
As you can see I read a large number of books in the month of August! 12 Books to be exact which was a surprise for me to say the least, especially since a few ranked between 4 and 5 stars! It certainly been a good reading month so instead of talking about the books individually I thought I would talk about my favourite, though for some there are some reviews already out!
- The Loneliest Girl in the Universe By Lauren James
This book mysteriously turned up on my doorstep during the month and it was certainly a surprise since I only know of finished copies being sold at YALC, the mystery remains but thank you to whoever sent it! Simply because I adored it and this book I became thoroughly invested in and kicked my reading slump to the curb. I have a review which is linked here.
- Unboxed by Non Pratt
Unboxed is a sweet and short story of a group of friends reuniting to collect a box which they had buried away as children and rediscovering their old selves. It a beautiful story of how friendship can stand against time but deals with grief and moving on. If you get the chance to pick up this book then I’d definitely recommend it and it’s now got me itching to read more of Non Pratt’s work!
- Piglettes by Clementine Beauvais
Piglettes for me was a completely unique and unexpected novel, set in France it follows the journey of three girls known as the ‘pigs’ of their school riding to Paris and selling sausages. I’m not really selling it but that’s because it deserves it’s own review which I will be writing soon enough but I will say, it is completely unique, hilarious and exceptional!
- Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
I read this book for two reasons, firstly because it was over 500 pages to complete a side quest for #TheReadingQuest and secondly I watched Labyrinth for the first time and this was just so similar. I’m not complaining, I love it that it’s similar because it gave me what I wanted from the film (Yes I ship Jareth and Sarah but only in my mind were Sarah is older and not 15). But also this book made it as one of my top five for this month in it’s own right because the writing is simply stunning and the story would have captured me even if I had not seen the film.
- Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmere
Part of the Zoella Book Club, I thought I pick it up while I was at the train station and I thought it was beautiful. A stunningly haunting novel which I devoured throughout a single day and a review will be up soon, I promise!
Have you read any of these books? What did you think and which are your favourites? What were your own favourite reads for this month?