I was travelling at the end of July and I’d read so few books during July it hardly seemed like they warranted their own post anyway. In August, I found my groove again and started making up for it. I’m still behind on my GoodReads 2019 challenge but I’m not too bothered about that.
Past Month’s Reading:
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (MG fantasy – 5 stars – not intending to review)
- Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) by Libba Bray (YA historical fantasy – 3 stars – review)
- The Nowhere Emporium by Ross McKenzie (MG historical fantasy – 4 stars – review)
- Cupid’s Match by Lauren Palphreyman (YA urban fantasy – 3 stars – review)
- The Book With No Pictures by B. J. Novak (children’s/humour – 4 stars – not intending to review)
- Mother Tongue by Juliue Mayhew (YA historical fiction – 3 stars – review)
- Small Spaces by Katherine Arden (MG urban fantasy – 3 stars – not intending to review)
- Cleaning House by Jeanne G’Fellers (queer fantasy – 3 stars – review)
- Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (contemporary fantasy – 3 stars – review)
- Women of Wasps and War by Madeleine D’Este (fantasy – 4.5 stars – review)
- A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle (MG fantasy – 2 stars – not intending to review)
- The Women In Black by Madeleine St John (historical fiction – 4 stars – review)
It wasn’t until I started writing this post that I realised I had read three books by authors called Madeleine in a row. Ha.
I have a BookTube Channel where I talk about Australian books. For the last few months, this has been sadly abandoned, but I have a script ready to go to get back into it in September.
You can check out the channel here.
Favourite Bookish Photo:
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Physical book: No physical book at the moment.
Ebook: I am reading Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. This has a folky, fairytale air to it that I am enjoying.
Audio book: I have started The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee but I’ve listened to less than an hour at time of writing. I’m not sure if Monty’s going to grow on me at his point.
Planning to read next:
I have You Must Be Layla By Yassmin Abdel-Magied from the library. It has mixed reviews but will the second book by an Australian WOC for my Australian Women Writers Challenge (and the diversity challenge I set myself within the main one).
What are you reading? 🙂
2 thoughts on “Combined July and August 2019 Reading Wrap-up”
I also read Cupid’d Match last month! Right now I’m reading Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody.
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I’ve been tempted by that one! But I wasn’t that fussed on one of her other books. What did you think of Ace of Shades?