August Book List

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Ahh so another month has gone by, and I this has been my most shocking month as I only managed to read one book. Although really two, I finally finished Overcoming Low Self Esteem so yaay. I’m not even sure why I only started and finished one book this month, yes The Goldfinch is a long book, but I’ve read books like that in a shorter amount of time. I have been out and about this month, so I guess I just have to put it down to that. I enjoyed The Goldfinch, it was well written and a great story that spans out across many years. I do however think, that had it not been so heavily publicised I never would have picked it up, but I am glad I did. You can see what a story like that takes time to write and it was just really refreshing for me to read.

I only just started Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock so I can’t comment about it, and I haven’t started my third book yet, so yup it's a very short and sweet summary for the month. This means for this month I’ve decided to pick up two books, I didn't read in July.  I have a holiday booked at the end of the month, so I may be able to squeeze in one more.


So my reads this month are the two books I didn’t managed to finish last month. I don’t have much to say about them as I said it all in my last month’s book list.

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick – I’ve started this and I’m really enjoying it. It’s also a short book that I seem to be getting through very quickly. This is by the author who wrote Silver Linings Playbook, and although I’ve never read the book I really enjoyed the film and I think I will definitely be picking up Silver Linings after this. It’s about a teenager who wakes up on his birthday and decides he’s going to kill himself and the school bully, but before he does he’s going to say bye to his five friends. I’m not that far into it, as he’s only said bye to one friend so far but I really like this book.

When Mr Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan – As I said last month this was one that I read about in Stylist magazine and I liked the review so I thought I’d give it a go. I haven’t read a book on my Kindle in ages so I’m kind of excited to get into reading a book on my Kindle again. Considering I’m going on holiday I think I’ll be ordering a couple more books for my Kindle anyway.

I apologise for how lucklustre this post is, I nearly didn't write it but then I realised I had not skipped one of these since I started so I wasn't about to now! Hopefully next month I should resume to the normal monthly book list.

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