So, here we are with part 2, I’m so glad I decided to do it this way as I really enjoy giving you my thoughts on these books rather than just the rating.
We have 7 books left so let’s just jump right in…
Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman
I enjoyed this so much more than I expected, who knew!
Nick and Charlie are just so relatable, I love that we are seeing the process of someone who is trying to come to terms with their sexuality. High School is such a difficult time and we may feel like we need to fit into certain categories.
I can’t wait to start volume two.
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
I really enjoyed reading this it was so magical and set in a library, Nathaniel and Silas have to be my favourite characters in this.
I’m not really gonna say much here as I have posted a review which you can find here.
The Death Sculptor (Robert Hunter #4) by Chris Carter
This is the fourth instalment in one of my favourite series, this isn’t the strongest so far but it’s still such a good book!!
Word of warning, these books are not for the faint hearted!
I go into more detail in my review here.
Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
This is my first time rereading Harry Potter as an adult. I think I read up to the Goblet of Fire when I was in high school as after those I was becoming more interested in crime fiction.
I’m trying to read a book a month so that I can complete the series by January/February. I did feel like I should give this book 5 stars purely for nostalgia reasons but I’m trying to be more critical while reviewing. I did love being back in the world but I feel like this one didn’t live up to my high expectations.
Moving onto the next book Chamber of Secrets is my least favourite movie (I can’t remember how I felt about the book as it was over 10 years ago that I read this) so I’m hoping that I do enjoy it.
Duality (Lies and Misdirection #5) by K.J. McGillick
This book really surprised me, I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected, it gave me serious Dan Brown vibes, I did take part in the blog tour for this so you can read more of my thoughts here.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
I don’t even know where to start with this! I don’t want to say a lot as this is one of those books where the less you know the better.
It completely took me by surprise in a really good way, I’ve never read anything like it before and now I think I want to read his newest book Recursion (which I also know nothing about).
Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2) by Seanan McGuire
I enjoyed this so much more than the first in the series. Jack and Jill as characters are developed so well.
It was also so interesting seeing how our upbringing can affect who we become as adults. Their parents forced Jack into the role of a pretty princess and Jill was to stay as the tom boy so to speak. This was a huge factor in their decisions once in ‘The Moors’.
I love seeing Jack develop under the apprenticeship of the Doctor, however, Jill infuriated me.
Again, these books too short for what I want to gain from them. Saying that I’m excited to carry on with the series.
Overall in August I rated:
2 books 3.5 cups of coffee
9 books 4 cups of coffee
3 books 4.5 cups of coffee
1 book 5 cups of coffee
So there we go, August was such a good reading month and it’s now all wrapped up, let’s see what September brings us!
See you in the next one…