August Wrap Up.
So this month was a good month for reading!! Thanks to the #ReadThemAllThon, which isn’t over till Sunday.
So right now I’m over a third of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I like it so far, I still have to get used to books not being having fantasy haha… Had a hard time getting used to Outrun the Moon, as it was the first non fantasy book in a long while [apart from Dan Brown!!]
I started this month with Emma Newman’s Between Two Thorns. I had some difficulty getting into the story, but I liked it after all!! You can find my review of it here. It was my first NetGalley review! And because I posted a review in the Review Challenge I earned myself the golden badge you see in my sidebar =] Rating: 4 quills.
Started: August 1
Finished: August 5
Wake the Hollow was gifted to me by the publisher on the release day – via NetGalley!! I was very exited to read this one and I loved it. I also got an email with a lot of teaser pictures with quotes and such, a few of these are on my Twitter.. You can read my review here. Rating: 5 quills.
Started: August 6
Finished: August 8
My third read this month was also a review copy from NetGalley. I’m talking about A Promise of Fire!! Okay, everyone listen up: If you like ACOMAF, you must read this, I swear it’s that good!! My review can be found here. Rating: 5 quills.
Started: August 10
Finished: August 14
So the #ReadThemAllThon hath started. I started with the first in a series to earn the Boulder Badge. With approval and use of Sarah J. Maas’ FAQ I decided to read The Assassin’s Blade. I LOVED IT. I BOW FOR YOU SARAH!! Okay, so we’re clear about the fact I like her books? Here’s my review of it. Rating: 5 quills.
Started: August 14
Finished: August 17
Book 2 gave me the Thunder Badge.. Drumroll…. It was Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Chosen for the ‘Hyped Book Choice’. It was not at all what I was expecting, and I wasn’t expecting a lot. Not in a negative way, but I didn’t know what to think of it before haha… My review can be read on this page. Rating: 4,5 quills.
Started: August 17
Finished: August 19
On to the flaming third read for this read-a-thon. So you can guess already, it was to earn the Flame Badge!! Talon it was, as I had to choose a book with a red cover. Can’t get much redder than Talon hahaha… already reviewed it for you. Got me +20CP for every book I’ve read for the read-a-thon to review it in the same period. Find it here. Rating: 5 quills.
Started: August 20
Finished: August 23
Oh Maggie, I love you and your writing!!! So I read The Dream Thieves for my Marsh Badge. It had to be a book containing fantasy or supernatural elements. So Ley Lines and psychics and a dead guy walking and talking is supernatural enough I think. I loved it, I love her writing and her way of building worlds and character. She’s unique in how she writes!! I also reviewed this already!! Whoop, go check it out –> here. Rating: 5 quills.
Started: August 21
Finished: August 23
So the Earth Badge got me reading The 100. It had to be a book with a dystopian setting. I didn’t watch the series on purpose, so I could read the written series first. I’m glad I finally read it after 1,5 year. I liked it a lot and can’t wait to know what’s happening next!! My review of it was posted today, don’t want to search for it? > here < it is. Rating: 4 quills.
Started: August 25
Finished: August 26
Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee….. my first read in a long time – not counting Dan Brown books they are dear to me and I see them as category on their own haha – which does not contain fantasy, magic, supernatural or something. I finished it last night!! My review has not been written yet, will do that tomorrow and will be posted tomorrow!! Rating: 4,5 quills.
Started: August 26
Finished: August 30
So I will have two books that I started in August and did not finish in August. That is Me Before You I started reading today. But I have till Sunday to finish this one and read It Ends With Us.. Also I started Any Other Name, the second book in The Split Worlds by Emma Newman. But the #ReadThemAllThon started and I put the book aside to continue reading it later. I’m stuck at 17% right now. But for the facts I started reading it on August 10.
Next up, my September TBR. This month I’ll finish Me Before You and read It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover for the #ReadThemAllThon. I’m not sure if I’m going to finish Any Other Name in September, because it will be a busy month for me. As for next Saturday I start with a few hours on my new job!! Woohoo get a drink and celebrate with me after 15 months at home….
I want to read a lot of NetGalley copies this month, but I do have a few others I must read in September: Six of Crows, A Torch Against the Night, Amber Smoke, and Scarlet Rain.
My NetGalley reads will be Moon Chosen, The Scent of Salt and Sand, Sun and Moon, The Gender Game, A Mortal Song, and The Petrified Flesh. I don’t want to add more to the list right now, because of work and such and I hope I’ll finish all of these next month!! If I have time left, you’ll see it in my next wrap up…
What did you read this month? Participated in any read-a-thons? And what are you gonna read next month?
In case you’ve missed these:
- August Book Haul.
- #55 The 100.
- TTT#6 Back To School Freebie – Ten Books I’ve Read In School.
- #54 The Dream Thieves.
- #ReadThemAllThon Update Week 2.