So, the last couple of months I’ve just been showing you the cover of the books I’ve read and their star rating. I want to change that, I know that I haven’t been posting reviews for every single book I’ve read in the month (however, I do want to rectify that).
So I’ve decided that I will link the title to their Goodreads account if you want to read the synopsis and I will tell you what I think of each and why I gave it the rating that I did.
I’m having to split this up into two parts as I’ve read 15 books and I’m currently reading 3 books which I’m pretty sure I won’t have finished by the end of the month as I only have 1 day left.
We have a lot to get through, so let’s get started…
Dead Zone (Blackout #2) by Robison Wells
I listened to this duology on audio from my Libby app, I did really enjoy it as a whole, however I don’t think it needed to be two books. This definitely could have been a standalone, saying that it did draw me in and I was fully invested in our two main characters.
An Excuse For Murder by Vanessa Westermann
I did do a review for this which you can find here. What I will say is that this book really surprised me, I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did.
Riverflow by Alison Layland
I did take part in the blog tour for this which you can find here. Unfortunately this didn’t hit the mark for me, nothing to do with the author, she has fab writing and she really focuses on the environmental issues which we don’t often come across in books. It just wasn’t for me.
The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney
This is my only 5 star book of the month! I really enjoy books from JP Delaney, this one is so unique to any other thriller that I’ve read and it’s made me even more excited for what he will come up with next. I’m not really gonna say anything else as I have done a full review which you can find here.
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu
This surprised me actually, I received this as an eARC from NetGalley as I’ve been enjoying graphic novels these last few months. I know everyone has probably mentioned this before as being completely diverse and I do love that aswell. What I appreciated most was that our main character Nova is hard of hearing so she depends on a hearing aid, I don’t think I’ve come across many characters with disabilities. This has become more apparent for me since recently finding out I have epilepsy, that diagnosis changes so many things, I myself am now categorised as disabled and I had to surrender my driving licence. I now understand why people really appreciate all types of diversity in books.
The Tea Dragon Festival (Tea Dragon #2) by Katie O’Neill
This is completely different to anything that I would usually read, however as I said above I have started to really enjoy graphic novels. So you may have seen the first book to this The Tea Dragon Society, I haven’t actually read that but I knew that it wouldn’t prevent me from reading this. It is aimed at children but I can definitely see the appeal. The artwork is absolutely beautiful, I love drawing and painting so I have taken a lot of inspiration from the colour scheme and the style to hopefully create my own piece. There isn’t much of a plot to this which is to be expected. Overall this was a really cute and quick read.
Heartstream by Tom Pollock
I received this in July’s Book Box Club and I put it straight onto my TBR. Unfortunately this missed the mark for me, this may be due to it being a YA thriller and as I read so many adult thrillers I was expecting a little bit more. I did do I mini review for this book which you can find here.
A Predator & A Psychopath by Jay Kerk
This is definitely one of my favourite books of the month and I definitely recommend it to those who are interested in criminal minds and thrillers. You can find my full review here.
Oh boy that’s a lot of books and this is just the first part!
See you in the next one…
2 thoughts on “-| Wrapping up August 2019… Part 1 |-”
You did an amazing job this month ❤ I like that you gave mini reviews so we could see from your perspective. I've been seeing The Perfect Wife around, and I'm so glad to see that you rated it so highly! I may end up reading it one of these days – too many books, too little time lol. Great list ❤
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Thank you so much! I much prefer writing the mini review, will be sticking to that ❤️ it’s definitely worth the read!