Gosh, this month has gone fast! August has, all-in-all, been a pretty autumnal month, and it’s kind of put me in the mood for the revival of knitwear, hot chocolate and blankets… The perfect cosy reading accompaniment! Although I am hoping there’s one last revival of some kind of sunshine because I feel like my summer wardrobe has been deprived of use this year. Crossing my fingers that the heatwave rumours that have been around for ages finally materialise, although I won’t be holding my breath!
My reading for August has been a little slower than last month, due to a mid-month slump but overall it’s been pretty good. This month I’ve taken part in one blog tour, read seven books and will be reviewing three.
What I Read
Tall Bones by Anna Bailey ✰✰✰
All Girls by Emily Layden (DNF)
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen ✰✰✰
Rules For Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson ✰✰✰
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris ✰✰
Book of the month
I had one stand out read this month and it was most definitely a worthy winner of my book of the month, Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian! My full review will be coming on 9th September, so I’ll update the post as soon as it’s uploaded, but wow. This is one you won’t want to miss, it’s captivating and mysterious with a very unexpected ending. It’ll definitely keep you guessing!
I have a non-fiction blog tour to share with you in September, but besides that I have finally managed to get up-to-date with proofs that have past publication date or are being published in the immediate future. With that in mind, and I’ve already used it a couple of times, I’ve created a jar with the names of all the books on my TBR shelves and I’ll be picking one out and reading it. I’ve already found it quite liberating, so I’m looking forward to more of that! I’ll be reviewing what I fancy without pressure which will be quite a change. They’ll no doubt be some books which I’ve had on the shelves for years finally getting their time to shine, so you can probably expect some throwbacks on here for September!
As always, a huge thank you to the publishers and authors who provided me with a gifted copy of a book in exchange for an honest review. You’ll find their details tagged in each individual blog post, linked above.
Until next time,