The end of August has arrived, so it’s time to look back on the month.
I read thirteen books this month, including two audio books and three graphic novels. It doesn’t feel like I’ve read that much recently though, due to a big re-read of Queen of Shadows, to prepare for book five in a week or so. Not that I’m counting down the days, or anything.
If you’re wondering why my shelves look half-empty, it’s because I’m about to move house. You never realise just how many books you have until you need to pack them all into small boxes!
It’s about a week until the Brisbane Writers Festival starts! I’ll be volunteering this year on Friday and Saturday afternoons. If you’re coming to the LoveYA event at the Brisbane Square Library, please come say hi to me! It’s going to be a lot of fun, with some brilliant authors this year.
This month, I joined in with both the #AusYABloggers group’s blog hop, as well as the Bout of Books read-a-thon. Both were a great opportunity to showcase a load of books, but also to discover new book lovers via social media.
I was delighted that Bloomsbury invited me to be part of the Bone Season Advocate team, to help promote the Bone Season series by Samantha Shannon. Book three doesn’t come out until March next year, so there’s plenty of time to get reading the first two books – The Bone Season and The Mime Order. I really enjoyed this steampunk-ish dystopian series set in England, and I hope you will too!
We didn’t get a chance to record any podcast episodes this month – Philippa has been away and very busy with her studies, and I am moving house. Sadly, that doesn’t leave a lot of time for getting together to record, but we’ll get to it as soon as we are able. I am also ridiculously behind with reviews. I have awful blogger guilt 🙁
Coming in August
Our book club book for July/August was be A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. We have both read this book and will get around to discussing it, we promise! In the meantime, please feel free to let us know what you thought.
I’ve already mentioned some of the fun stuff coming up in September, but there are so many awesome books coming out in the next few weeks, how will anyone have time to do anything but read?!
Happy reading for September, everyone!
- [1 Aug] Nevernight by Jay Kristoff ★★★★½
- [12 Aug] Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter, #8) by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne ★★★★
- [16 Aug] Thorne by Charlotte McConaghy ★★★★★
- [18 Aug] Criminal by KB Hoyle ★★★★
- [22 Aug] The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater ★★★★★
- [23 Aug] The Great Dragon Bake Off by Nicola O'Byrne ★★★★
- [28 Aug] Mechanica by Lance Balchin ★★★★
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