Welcome to my August reading wrap-up:
The total of Books I Read in August was: 10
Of these: 1 was a Library Book, 5 were E-books and 4 were from my physical TBR pile
Then: Out of these I discovered 6 ‘new for me’ authors (i.e. the first time I have read their work).
And: 5 of the books read were written by Australian authors.
Best Book of the month:
I was lucky enough to read a couple of A books this month. I give As to books that are complete page turners and suck me straight into the story and leave me wanting more at the end. If I give a high score to a book it means it is a top example of that genre. TEASE ME, COWBOY by Rachael Johns and DEEPER WATER by Jessie Cole are wonderful examples of their respective genre and so I have a tied book of the month this month. Having said that any one of my ‘B’ reads are worthy of being read and come highly recommended as well.
Least Favourite Book(s):
I say ‘least favourite’ because my lowest ‘score’ still means it is very readable, but for one reason or another I found it a bit of struggle to stay focused and finish. This month the book I really struggled with was ALL THE BIRDS SINGING by Evie Wyld – I just didn’t get it; however, it won a literary award so it has to have some merit that I didn’t see.
Being an eclectic reader I read many different genres. This month the genre covered were Young Adult, Romance, paranormal, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Children’s and a Non-Fiction. Some of the books were a blend of two or more genre.
My Australian authors for August were 4 of the new-for-me authors Sofie Laguna, Sami Shan, Favel Parrett, and Jessie Cole, along with Rachael Johns. Just to clarify an Australian author is defined by me as either an Australian born author no matter where they live and write in the world now, or an author who currently lives and writes in Australia even though they August have been born elsewhere.
Finally, the 6 ‘new-for-me’ authors this month were my Aussie authors Sofie Laguna, Sami Shan, Favel Parrett, and Jessie Cole, along with Richard Roberts and Evie Wyld. Other than Evie Wyld I would happily read all of these new authors again.
Interesting book related links that I’ve come across this month:
Pierre Beteille has created photographs that graphically describe well known book titles:
Monique from Write Note Reviews discovered that childhood classics can teach her about life:
Finally if you are going to London any time here are 12 literary spots that every book lover needs to visit:
So let’s get onto what this post is about – here is the list of books that I read during August:
A = Excellent Stuff – a real page turner and hard to put down
Deeper Water by Jessie Cole – Literary Fiction
Tease me, Cowboy by Rachael Johns – Romance
B = Really Good Read
Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich – Mystery
Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger -YA Paranormal Mystery
When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett – Literary Fiction
The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna – Literary Fiction
Five go Adventuring Again by Enid Blyton – Children’s Mystery
C = Above Average – very readable and enjoyable
Please Don’t Tell my Parents I’m a Supervillain by Richard Roberts – YA Sci-Fi
D = Average – it was OK, a bit of a struggle to finish
I, Migrant by Sami Shan – Non-Fiction
All the Birds Singing by Evie Wyld – Literary Fiction
So onward to September –Woo Hoo! I wonder what book goodies I will discover this month?