The end of August! To be honest, I am quite excited for it to be September. As much as I love warm weather, I also love cold, crisp weather, darker evenings, stew, hot drinks, knitwear...all the stuff that comes with Autumn and Winter. I am aware that I haven't done my personal monthly update post...I will get it out! Last week was very busy and I just did not have time!
In August I read:
Cruel Summer by James Dawson
Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews (reread)
Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews (reread)
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews (reread)
Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews (reread)
Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan
Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews (reread)
Night Witches by LJ Adlington
Are We There Yet? by David Levithan (reread)
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan (reread)
Books acquired in August:
For some reason, my pictures are importing sideways, SIGH, so a list only it is:
(Waterstones purchase #1: Been wanting this for ages)
(Waterstones purchase #2: Heard many good things and love the cover of this edition)
(Bought for £1 on my local market!)
(I already own a copy but this is a faded, dust jacket-less, totally beaten up first edition copy. I love it)
(The last 3 were in the 3 for £5 promotion in The Works and I just could not resist...it's not so bad because I have read 2 of them)
(on Kindle, couldn't wait to read it and US paperback was taking forever to dispatch)
(99p on Kindle! Heard many a good thing)
(My mum sent me this! It is a beautiful hardback with an intriguing synopsis and I had actually been eyeing it up earlier in the week! Mum psychic powers at work there)
(My lovely friend Alice who works at S&S gave me this, it has since been read and passed on as I plan to buy my own copy&support my fave author)
Favourite book of August:
Well, I'm gonna go for a three-way tie between Cruel Summer, Untold and Magic Rises. Totally cheating but I can't choose between them! SRB is my fave author, but the Kate Daniels series is my fave adult urban fantasy series and Cruel Summer was such a pleasant surprise...so, 3 favourites.
Thoughts on the month:
I managed to read 11 books which I'm pleased with. but most of them were rereads. I've decided not to be too hard on myself about this as I am really far ahead in my reading goal for the year. You'll notice there were no new library books this month and that I didn't read my library books from last month: total fail. I have renewed them though and hope to read them this month! I did borrow The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater as an audiobook from my library which was amazing! The narrators were perfect and I loved re-experiencing the story. I've made a decision to stop buying non-Kindle books from Amazon and to use bookshops instead. I started off well, buying my first 2 books of the month from Waterstones, then totally failed the rest of the month by buying second hand and being seduced by The Works' bargains. Will try harder in September. I also bought more books than I intended to and am limiting myself in September to books bought at/for events and to any absolute must-buys.
How did you do this month?