August 2018 Wrap-Up

I’ve come to assume that because i’ve been having great reading months, a slump is just around the corner. I don’t think that the slump has hit yet, however my reading speed is slowing down again to a much more ‘normal’ pace for me. I’ve read some books that i’ve really loved in August though, so i’m happy for my pace to be continuing on at this speed.

A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood
I received a copy of A Sky Painted Gold from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I honestly didn’t know what to expect going in to this, i knew it was sort of a period story, and i didn’t know how i would cope with it. But i absolutely adored it. The characters were excellent and filled out, the family aspects were wonderful and the whole thing was very atmospheric. I’m so glad i got the chance to read this book and i’m very excited to meet Laura Wood in September!

The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
I cannot believe it’s taken me so long to read this series. Patrick Ness is one of my favourite authors and to have The Chaos Walking series sat on my shelf for so long is a little embarrassing. I didn’t know what to expect going in to this long, long story, but i adored it. Surprisingly i’ve not been spoiled at all by anyone and the whole thing was a surprise. I am really liking the characters in this journey so far and the world is greatly built.

Who Killed Christopher Goodman by Allan Wolf
I picked up Who Killed Christopher Goodman at YALC on a little bit of a whim. I really like a murder mystery story and i’m very much in to crime at the moment (not in real life, to clarify) so this seemed like the perfect book for me. I did enjoy the story, and it was an incredibly quick read, but it did not blow me away in the slightest. It fell a little flat towards the end and i lost a lot of interest. Also the characters were covered so sporadically i didn’t really get in tune with who was who.

Lumberjanes Vol.1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson
This was little bit of a filler read for me when i was in the middle of The Ask And The Answer. I’ve been wanting to read Lumberjanes for quite some time and when i had the chance to read a free copy on Kindle, i jumped at it. Although i found the story a little young for me, i loved the characters and the art a lot. I didn’t find any flaws in it at all except it might not be my ideal kind of graphic novel. I definitely will be carrying on with the series when i get a chance to though.

The Ask And The Answer by Patrick Ness
After reading the first novel in the Chaos Walking series, i needed to jump straight in to the second. It leaves on such a cliffhanger it’s difficult to keep away! I still am enjoying this series a lot, and the second book was even better for me. I’ve noticed that’s a slightly controversial viewing of the second novel, however i found there was the perfect mix of action and feeling to a book. I cannot wait to move on to the third novel now.

I also made a pretty big dent in to Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy in August, but will include that in my September wrap-up!

Books read: 5

Books read this year: 41

Pages read: 1,241

Pages Per Day: 40

Average Rating: 4

Years of Release: 2011, 2015, 2017, 2018

Genres: YA, Contemporary, Mystery, Dystopian, Graphic Novel, Series

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