So, this month has been a slower than the last few, as you’re aware I lost a family member and this added to me travelling back and forth to be with my family meant that I just couldn’t keep my interest in a book. However, that being said I still managed to finish 12 books (ok fine 11 books and a 3 page short story).
So, I’ve decided to do this wrap up differently by starting with my lowest rated books, I don’t want this post to be ridiculously long so I’m splitting it into two parts. This will cover my lowest reads of the month.
This months stats:
2 Cups – 1 3 Cups – 1
3.5 Cups – 2 4 Cups – 3
4.5 Cups – 2 5 Cups – 3
Sun, Moon and Talia by Giambattista Basile
Ok, so this technically isn’t a book, it’s a 3 page short story, this is the story from where Sleeping Beauty originated from. You can read my blog post on it here.
Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children #3) by Seanan McGuire
I was seriously disappointed by this book. It may also be that I just relate more to the logical worlds rather than the nonsense ones. Candy corn farms and edible roads just don’t really work for me. You can read more of my review here.
Appetite for Risk by Jack Leavers
Leavers talent for describing environments is top notch, It was as if I could see Baghdad for myself as well as feel the intense atmosphere of being in such a unstable environment.
John Pierce, oh boy, how lucky can one man be! I just couldn’t connect with him, this probably has more to do with me as a reader, I haven’t read a lot of books which focus on the armed forces which could be the reason why I found so many of his decisions infuriating.
Appetite for Risk reads a lot like an autobiography of his life within that time period than a work of fiction.
I took part in the blog tour for this book which you can find here.
The Gingerbread Houses (Charlie Bars #3) by Benedict J. Jones
So this is the 3rd book in the Charlie Bars series and unfortunately I haven’t actually read the first 2 (is this even a surprise anymore?). While it can absolutely be read as a standalone I did feel at a slight disadvantage without the development of the characters within the first two instalments. Charlie as a character I found to be so relatable with his flaws, he’s an ex-con turned PI which gives this book a subtle edge compared to others in this genre.
You can’t help but feel for him as he has such good intentions and he really doesn’t want to end up back in prison but he keeps finding himself in sticky situations.
Read the rest of my review here.
Keep your eyes peeled for my highest rated books this month coming tomorrow!
See you in the next one…