I loved putting my August Recap together and looking back over what I’ve read (good and bad). Though this month I was definitely light in the reading department having started The Handmaid’s Tale (SO GOOD) and finishing up watching The Rook and Big Little Lies!
I’m looking forward to some of the new release fantasy books but first here’s my August Recap:
A Reeses’s Book Club favourite this novel really surprised me and I devoured in one day! Highly addictive and a little horrifying at the same time this thriller is one of my top picks I’ve read this year. Highly recommend.
My husband picked this up at the library and the description really grabbed me. A little bit of nostalgia – reminded me of Nancy Drew or classic 80’s summer camp stories but this one is defintely for adults! While an excellent and interesting premise – What if you didn’t really solve the mystery? I wanted a little more from this novel – it unfortunately delved a little more into the supernatural than what I was after. Loved the way the novel was set out though and thoroughly enjoyed the charactesr – will def look forward to more from this author.
I really enjoyed Two Can Keep a Secret this year but One of Us is Lying took way longer to come up for me at the library! While a super easy read with short chapters from each of our protagonists McManus kept me engaged and I really enjoyed the twist. Looking forward to the sequel, def a top thriller for me!
And coming up in September here are a couple of books I’m excited for;
I love love loved The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert so I’m super excited about the second installment, The Night Country! A bit of an easy read but her world-building is amazing. Super excited about this one!
I really enjoyed The Little Book of Hygge – it’s like permission to be cozy. All the time. And I like the sound of this concept – will hopefully be inspiring!
I’m extra excited about The Monster of Elendhaven – a dark fantasy about murder, a monster, and the magician who loved both. SIGN ME UP.
Omg this cover! I think I’ll save this for a Sunday arvo it sounds like something I’ll want to settle in to read. In the early 1900s, a young woman, January embarks on a journey of self-discovery upon finding a mysterious book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure, and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.
So I’ve just started The Handmaid’s Tale and am freakin loving it! So am not reading about The Testaments until I’ve caught up on the new series… At the rate I’m going won’t be too long! Plus they’re in talks to adapt into a series – super keen so far!