With eleven books finished this month, this is not only a 2021 record, but the most I’ve read in one month in a really long time! Could it be the new lockdown having something to do with it? I certainly have more free time than I did this time last month. And I’m walking each day, giving me more time for audio books. Not that any of this would make me wish our new slew of COVID cases on anyone just for more reading time!
PAST MONTH’S READING:
- Hidden By Jade (Razor’s Edge Chronicles #5) by Celine Jeanjean (urban fantasy – 3 stars – review) (read July, reviewed August)
- Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia (contemporary/magical realism– 4 stars – review) (read July, reviewed August)
- This Will Be Funny Someday by Katie Henry (contemporary YA – 4 stars – review)
- I’ll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara (non-fiction/true crime – 3 stars – review)
- The Dry by Jane Harper (crime/thriller – 4 stars – review)
- Sadie by Courtney Summers (YA crime/thriller – 3 stars – review)
- Happy Days by Samuel Beckett (play script – unrated – not intending to review)
- Where Shadows Rise (Sanctuary #1) by Amy Laurens (YA fantasy – 3 stars – review)
- Paddington Helps Out by Michael Bond (children’s – 4 stars – not intending to review)
- Shadowblack (Spellsilnger #2) by Sebastien de Castell (YA fantasy – 4 stars – review forthcoming)
- Ferryman (Ferryman #1) by Claire McFall (YA fantasy/romance – 2.5 stars – review forthcoming)
- The Court of Miracles (A Court of Miracles #1) by Kester Grant (YA historical/retelling – 3 stars – review forthcoming)
- Geekerella by Ashley Poston (YA contemporary/retelling – 4 stars – review forthcoming)
I have a YouTube channel where I promote Australian books using the hashtag #AusReads, and also indulge my compulsion for signing up to readathons. Here are the latest videos:
FAVOURITE BOOKISH PHOTO:
I’ve really enjoyed the first two books in the Spellslinger series. These were the only two I had on hand when I took this photo, but I now have the rest of the series and I can’t wait to dive into book three.
You can see all my bookish photos (plus some RL as well) on my Instagram.
Physical book: nothing at the moment.
Ebook: I have just started The Performance by Claire Thomas for book club. It’s technically the August book but our catch-up is not until September 5 so I have plenty of time!
Audio book: I’ve started tentatively dipping my toe into the horror genre, despite being a wimp most of the time. Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes was recommended for people of my scaredy-cat level, so I have started listening to it.
PLANNING TO READ NEXT:
I’m keen to get started on Charmcaster by Sebastien de Castell, the third Spellslinger book. I’m also planning to spend September reading some more books and other resources relating to self-publishing so those are definitely high on the list.
What are you reading? 🙂