Hello! July feels like ages ago yet August has gone so quickly. It is now September and I have now moved into my new university flat, rea...

August Reads 2018

Hello!

July feels like ages ago yet August has gone so quickly. It is now September and I have now moved into my new university flat, ready for the first semester of my final year to start. I haven't quite managed to put a finger on how I'm feeling just yet, I guess I'm both anxious and relaxed about the whole thing. I do want to start, and I also don't want to. I know this next year is going to go so fast and I'm going to have a lot of work to do but in the meantime, I want to make sure I'm making the most out of my time in Hull. Last year I barely read anything and often found myself slobbing around not doing much other than studying. This year I want to manage my time much better by getting myself to the gym, reading books and also studying as much as I can.

The best way for my to stay motivated is often writing about it and throughout August I had quite a few books sent to me to review. Hopefully I'll keep on receiving those books so I'll just have to make the time to read. What an excuse!

Before all that, let's get to my monthly round up! Here are all the books I read throughout August:

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I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh
Paperback

Since I read I See You on holiday last year, I had been really looking forward to reading this book, especially since I kept having people tell me how good it was. I definitely very much enjoyed it and found myself literally gasp out loud on the odd occasion. It's not very often a book creates an actual physical reaction! Read my review here!

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The Darkness Around Her - Neil White
Paperback

After reading the first chapter or so on Readers First, I was very excited to find out I was to be gifted a copy in return for a review! The book did not disappoint. Between this and I Let You Go, I now have a serious love for crime and thriller novels! I want to read more! Read my review here!

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Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher
eBook

I read this on BorrowBox every so often when I wanted to read but was unable to read a physical book (like I prefer). It was perfect for times when I was sat in a pub and not feeling the conversation. Sorry for being anti-social! I enjoyed the book but, not going to lie, I kind of enjoyed the programme more. That's perhaps a controversial opinion but there it is. Review coming soon! 

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The Saturday Girls - Elizabeth Woodcraft
Paperback

This has got to be my least favourite book this month. No, sorry, this year. It was more of a majority read as I couldn't finish it. I got so bored that it sent me into a reading slump. Knowing I had to read it to review it, I kept putting off reading by watching TV. Still I did review it and you can read that here!

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(Ignore the non-English translation cover, it was the first and best one I could find on google images to take this photo! I also didn't realise until I just uploaded it on to here.)

Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda
eBook

I can still feel the feels I got from this book. I laughed out loud and found myself smiling throughout. It was just such a wonderfully lovely book to read and found myself needing to watch the movie so badly. Now I have seen it and really can't compare the two. The movie was definitely and over dramatised version of the book but it was done in a way that captured the humour and the feels perfectly. I thoroughly enjoyed both and look forward to reading the second book to read more about Simon and his new boyf. Read my review here!

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Killer T - Robert Muchamore
Hardback

I can't stop talking about this book. It was so unique and thought-provoking that I found it astonishing. The more I think about it, the more I love it. I had not read a Robert Muchamore book before so I didn't know what to expect but now I want to pick up some CHERUB books. I think I already have the first which I've never read so I think it's time! You can read my review here!

TOTAL BOOKS READ: 5 and a majority

I didn't read as many as July, most likely down to the reading slump I got into from reading The Saturday Girls, but I still very glad I'm still reading a lot and I am not 2 books of my 2018 reading challenge of 30 books. I originally choose to try and read 30 because normally I do 50 and don't make it as life tends to get in the way but this summer I have proved that I can read at least one book a week when I want to! Here's to keeping it up when I'm back at uni. I would imagine you'll start seeing plays being added to my list. 

Until the next book...
- KC xx


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