So I had quite a slow reading month in August, I started a few books but I didn’t get round to finishing many of them.
I want to apologise; I haven’t had any internet recently and while this has been good for reading as I have more time because I’m not binge watching TV shows like normal, it means my posting may be slightly erratic and for it not being as detailed as I normally do my TBR’s. I didn’t give as much of my own insight into the books as I usually do because I have just spent the past three hours fighting with my internet to compile this post and then when I am about to hit publish it deletes it all.
I swear I cried.
I sadly do not have all the time in the world to write the detailed post you deserve but it’s the best I could manage with my time constraints.
I know I didn’t read everything I set out to last month but I am adding those on top of my newly mentioned ones but I don’t feel like I need to repeat myself but anyways I digress.
Book I Own But Haven’t Read Yet:
Like I have said multiple times before I am trying to cull down some of my TBR instead of just buying new books and forgetting all about the others I already own; hence this category.
This months pick is Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. I bought this at the Edinburgh Book Festival a couple of weeks ago and I want to tackle it before it descends into the oblivion that is my bookshelf.
Last year, Annabel was “the girl who has everything” — at least that’s the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf’s Department Store.
This year, she’s the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong.
Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling. With Owen’s help, maybe Annabel can face what happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.
Books I Didn’t Finish Last Month:
The next book I also bought at the Edinburgh book festival The Recruit (CHERUB #1), this is the first in a 17 book spy series by Robert Muchamore and I am currently a third of the way through.
CHERUB agents are highly trained, extremely talented–and all under the age of seventeen. For official purposes, these agents do not exist. They are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists, hack into crucial documents, and gather Intel on global threats—all without gadgets or weapons. It is an exceptionally dangerous job, but these agents have one crucial advantage: adults never suspect that teens are spying on them. James is the latest CHERUB recruit. He’s a bit of a troublemaker, but he’s also brilliant. And CHERUB needs him. James has no idea what to expect, but he’s out of options. Before he can start in the field he must first survive one hundred gruelling days of basic training, where even the toughest recruits don’t make it to the end.
The next is Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse #2) by Charlaine Harris. This is what the TV show True Blood was based on, which is why I started reading the series.
Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is having a streak of bad luck. First her co-worker is killed, and no one seems to care. Then she comes face to-face with a beastly creature that gives her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires, who graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn’t enjoy it).
The point is: they saved her life. So when one of the bloodsuckers asks for a favour, she obliges – and soon Sookie’s in Dallas, using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She’s supposed to interview certain humans involved, but she makes one condition: the vampires must promise to behave and let the humans go unharmed. But that’s easier said than done, and all it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly….
New Book Series:
At the weekend I went on a shopping spree round the charity shops and bought another haul of books. Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini was amongst the bunch.
Destiny brought them together.
The gods will keep them apart.
When shy, awkward Helen Hamilton meets Lucas Delos for the first time, she thinks two things: the first, that he is the most ridiculously beautiful boy she has seen in her life; the second, that she wants to kill him with her bare hands.
An ancient curse means Lucas and Helen are destined to loathe one another. But sometimes love is stronger than hate, and not even the gods themselves can prevent what will happen next…
One of my most recent post was a promo post for the recovering of Kirsty Moseley’s Guarded Hearts Series. When I was initially approached I was going to review them as well until my kindle broke and I had to turn it down. I now have fixed the kindle situation and decided I would buy (It was technically free) the first book of the two Nothing Left to Loose. If your interested in the best description of the series I could find checkout my other post as that was sent to me directly from the author so it will be most accurate; plus there’s a giveaway.
Unfinished Book Series:
The last books I want to read the coming month is the Soul Mates series by L.A Weatherly. Both the second and the third in the series are only 80 pages long so I am curious to see how they fit so much action and plot into such a short length of time.
Beautiful and intriguing paranormal romance about two teenagers whose love is so special that nothing can keep them apart – not even time. Iris and Nate have dreamed of each other all of their lives. When they meet by chance in an abandoned house, they discover that their dreams were more than fantasy – they are soul mates, destined to be together. But someone or something is watching them, determined to tear them apart. Will Iris and Nate’s love be strong enough to survive the test of time?
So that’s my plans for the month of September. In an ideal world I would manage to read all of these and more but sadly that is not the case and schools do assign homework (Why this post lacks my normal standards) but hey, a girl can always dream.
Word of the Week: Lachrymose
Which means someone who cries at everything. I am 100% a lachrymose.
Thanks and Happy Reading,