August ’15rap Up

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August wasn’t a great reading month. As I said in my Catch Up yesterday, my summer reading really slowed me down and my reading slump isn’t helping (what else is new?). I’ve currently got four started books so it’s not me being lazy I swear!

Books I’ve read

I know, I know. Trust me, next month will be better!

Reading Challenge Update

Back to Classics Challenge  I am still working my way through Tess of the D’Urbervilles but once I finish that in a few days I’ll have read 7/12 classics! In conclusion: nothing new on this one.

Alphabet Soup Challenge – Both Finding Audrey and The Golden Compass (under N because the English version is called Northern Lights and that’s the version I read) make it onto my list! That means I have 16/26 letters covered. I’ve got 10 more to go but I’ve made a list of what books can fill in the gaps so I’VE GOT THIS.

New Author Challenge – I’ve finished this one this week! *a massive pat on the back for Nattie* I haven’t written reviews for more than half of them, though, so once I do that the challenge will be completed!

TBR Pile Challenge – I think I’m going to give up on this challenge, guys. I’ve only read 2 out of the 12 on my list and I’m not excited about the rest. We’ll see but I think I might just ditch this one.

Goodreads Challenge – After changing my goal from 100 books to 75 books last moth, I am still behind schedule. IN FACT I am even further behind. Yikes. I’ve reserved a bunch of graphic novels from the library though so I should be catching up soon…

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August Favourite

A Thousand Spledid Suns by Khaled HosseiniThis isn’t a type of book I’d usually pick up at all and if it wasn’t required for my English class, I probably would not have picked it up for many years or at all. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is hands down one of the most moving stories I have ever read. I felt so invested in the story only a fifth of the way through and by the end I felt like I fully understood each and every character, even the children. I got mad at this book and I’ve cried with this book and I’d absolutely recommend it to anyone, even if Adult Fiction may not be your typical read.

Most Anticipated September Release

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas [SPOILERS FOR THE PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE THRONE OF GLASS SERIES AHEAD]

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .
She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.
Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

I mean, if you’ve seen my reviews of the previous book you’ll know this series is my favourite YA fantasy. This book is my most anticipated read of the year and I’m sure Sarah J. Maas won’t let me down.

That’s it! August may have not been the best but September will be my month. Let me know how your month was!

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