August Round-Up – The Books I Read In August 2017

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Another month has come to an end and it’s been another busy month on my blog. This month I managed to read and review nine books as well as sharing my unboxings of two bookish subscription boxes. Here is a reminder of what I blogged about this month with links to each in case you missed any!

The first book I read this month was Daughter Of The Burning City by Amanda Foody which was the book I received in July’s ‘Tricksters’ box from Fairy Loot. I really enjoyed this book which is a fantasy novel in which we meet a fascinating cast of characters and see what happens when one of them is killed and their world is torn apart. Next up I read Shelter by Sarah Franklin for which I was fortunate enough to have received a review copy. This is a novel set during the war but is a little different from previous books I have read set in this era. In it we see one woman’s’ journey to the Forest of Dean to become a lumberjill, where she tries to adjust to a new life, forming new relationships in the process.

Also this month I received a series of short story collections by Roald Dahl for review. Published as part of his centenary, these collections explore the darker side of human nature with stories written for an older audience. Over the course of a week, I reviewed Innocence, War, Trickery and Fear and of these I would say I most enjoyed Innocence and Trickery.

I am a member of a book club and we had two books to read this month. The first being the charming The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami in which we see the lives and loves of those who work in a thrift shop. This was an enjoyable read with interesting characters and stories of everyday lives and how they revolve around the shop and its enigmatic owner. The second book club choice was the gripping One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M McManus. In this book we see five teenagers go to detention but only four of them leave alive. This begins an investigation to work out who was responsible for the death of a fellow student. This was a book that I found to be well written, and kept me hooked till the end.

The last book I read in August was the final book in Sarah J Maas’s A Court Of Thorns And Roses trilogy, A Court Of Wings And Ruin which was an enjoyable conclusion to the fantasy series. And before this I unboxed two subscription boxes, the ‘Going Home box from Ninja Book Box and the ‘Otherworlds’ box from Fairy Loot!

As always I would like to thank everyone who has visited my blog this month, everyone who has read or shared my reviews or commented on my tweets and Instagram posts – It is much appreciated!

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