August was not my best reading month when it came to the quality of the books. I read 10 books in total, which I am pretty satisfied with, but only two of those were six star-books.
1. Feed (M T Anderson) ★★★★☆☆☆
2. Lie (Natalia Jaster) ★★★★☆☆☆
3. This Adventure Ends (Emma Mills) ★★★★★☆☆
4. Treading the Uneven Road (L M Brown) ★★★★★★☆
5. Summer: an Anthology for the Changing Seasons ★★★★★☆☆
6. Godsgrave (Jay Kristoff) ★★★★☆☆☆
7. Seducing Charlotte (Diana Quincy) ★★★★☆☆☆
8. The Summer of Impossible Things (Rowan Coleman) ★★★★★★☆
9. Riders (Veronica Rossi) ★★★☆☆☆☆
10. Eucalyptus (Murray Bail) ★★★★★☆☆
When half of the books you read rate 4 stars or lower, you know you did not choose the right books. I had hoped to finish another book, but I did not have much time for reading the last couple of days of August.
I was especially disappointed with Godsgrave. I loved Nevernight so so much, but much of what I loved about it was the witty writing and that was sorely missing in Godsgrave.
My biggest surprise was Treading the Uneven Road, which is a set of interlinked short stories set in Ireland. I loved them a ton.
I also really loved Eucalyptus, which was oddly wonderful. but I can see how it is a very polarizing book. It is definitely a love or hate kind of situation.
Overall though, too many ‘meh’ books in August. Onwards and upwards!
BOOK OF THE MONTH:
Without a shadow of a doubt this was The Summer of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman. It was not a perfect book, but I loved it so so much. It is a book that feature time travel and I simply adored the characters, the setting and the story. It was predictable, but I really did not mind that. A lot of love for this new favourite.