August Wrap Up

Hello everyone!

Can you believe it’s September?😱 I can’t, this year has honestly flew in and I’m not quite ok with it.

I have so much to look forward to and to be anxious about in the coming weeks and months. I have a very important job interview in 2 weeks which I am terrified about, my little sister is turning 7 in October which I CANNOT believe and then of course Halloween and Christmas! So yes plenty to keep my mind busy over the coming months but I am hoping to keep up my steady reading pattern.

So lets get into the wrap up:

This month I read a total of 5 books which, isn’t amazing but its an, ok steady reading pace which is good for me to keep up.
Due to the fact that this year was my final year of University and I had a lot of work to do alongside placement, I decided I would lower my Goodreads reading challenge to a total of 50 books. At the minute I am on track to finish this by the end of 2019 and if I keep up the 5 a month, that will be done with ease.

What I read:

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas23766634. sy475

This was a reread for me as I adore this series and I feel really attached to the characters, so much so that I missed them. The inner circle in this book make me feel feelings that I adore and this series has as much of a homely feel to me as Harry Potter does. As this is the 3rd book in a series I cannot tell you anymore without risking spoilers but I do highly recommend this series if you like fae, sass (SO. MUCH. SASS), love and friendship!

My Rating:

5 stars

Goodreads Rating:

5 stars

(4.49)

Undying: A love Story by Michel Faber 29357293

This is a poetry collection that Michel wrote after his wife passed due to a long battle with cancer. Now I don’t often read poetry but I always hear Jen Campbell talking about poetry and Michel in general on her Youtube channel and this collection stood out to me. I am not going to pretend to know a lot about poetry and it’s dynamics but I can say this collection made me feel things. It hurt, it made me smile, it made me angry and it made me understand; and I think for poetry to do that, it must be pretty good.

This whole collection was poignant and beautiful and heartbreaking, my favourites were:
– Old Bird, Not Very Well
– The Second Last Time
– Or, If Only
– Don’t Hesitate To Ask

My Rating:

5 stars

Goodreads Rating:

5 stars

(4.32)

The Little Bookshop at Herring Cove by Kellie Hailes43373879

I don’t normally read adult contemporary romances either but I have to admit the title of this book drew me in when I seen it in the library. Who doesn’t love a love story set in a bookshop??

This book was by no stretch of the imagination a creation of literary genius however, do you ever just read the right book at the right time? That is what this book was for me, it was exactly what I needed at the time, without me even knowing I needed it. I was so invested in the characters and the fate of herring cove that I didn’t put it down once.

It was definitely a heart-warming and cutsey read, and if that’s what you looking for, then I definitely recommend.

My Rating:

3 stars

Goodreads Rating:

3 stars

(3.79)

Hamartia by Raquel Rich 41397476. sy475

I was sent this book for review by the author and I have to admit I was a little dubious going into it however, I really really enjoyed it. I have written a full review post for it here if you would like to check it out.

This book is a Sci-Fi thriller/ suspense book that is very different and clever!

My Rating:

3.5 stars

(3.75)

Goodreads Rating:

4 stars

(4.29)

Sacred Sins by Nora Roberts 682156

I am a sucker for a good detective book, especially one where they bring in another professional and romance and shenanigans ensue, I mean what can I say, one of my all time favourite TV shows is Bones!

This book was enjoyable, with characters I grew attached to over time however it was just ok, I seen a lot of it coming and it wasn’t as suspenseful as I would have liked. That being said, I did read it in 2 days and I couldn’t really put it down. Another one of those books that just reels you in and your not overly sure why.

My Rating:

3 stars

Goodreads Rating:

3.5 stars

(3.85)

And that is it, all the books I have read this month, it was quite a range regarding genre and level of enjoyment. That being said I did enjoy all the books I read this month and I definitely do not regret reading any of these books.

What did you read in August and how many books did you manage to read?

Also, have you any recommendations for me based on this months book choices? Let me know!

Happy reading guys,
Lish x

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