What I’ve Been Reading: August 2018
I’ve read a total of nine in August. As always, a mixture of audiobooks, ebooks, paperbacks and hardbacks.
One book I can’t mention as it was for work. But here are the rest!
Mumface by Grace Timothy
I listened to this on BookBeat and really enjoyed it. I quite like listening to mum books like this on audiobook because I can just tune out a little but also learn about things I might need to know in the future. This was very down-to-earth and described the whole process from conception to a terrible twos. Really in-depth and quite sweet.
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
I’ve been looking forward to seeing this movie since I saw the trailer and I just had to listen to the book before I went. I got the audiobook version from Audible and binged listened in a few hours. A moral dilemma book with a well-rounded look at religion, relationships and youth. I actually enjoyed it, as much as you can enjoy this book.
In Paris With You by Clementine Beauvais
This may be one of my new favourite reads. A stunning YA book, written in verse about a boy and girl in France who met on holiday but due to a tragic incident and a text message stopped speaking until they meet again on the metro. A funny meeting, an interesting look at relationships and youthful desire makes for a beautiful story. Well worth picking up.
The Big Book of 30 Day Challenges by Rosanna Casper
Another audiobook listen which I picked for its speediness but actually really enjoyed. It sparked an interest in 30-day challenges for me which I am now implementing by doing my first 30-day challenge this month!
Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence
I thought I was going to really enjoy this book – a librarian writing short letters to her favourite books. But actually, I got bored and sick of her opinions. I didn’t agree with many and I think it tried too hard to be clever. A slog to get through sadly.
100 Nasty Women of History by Hannah Jewell
I’ve been slowly making my way through this audiobook over the last few months and I really liked it. There are so many kick-ass women out there that we never heard about in history class. Definitely worth picking up or gifting to another woman in your life. The one thing I would say is that there are so many women that they do start to blend into one another but still inspiring.
I now feel like I know everything about the making of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and I’m all the better for it. An in-depth look at everything from the studios warring and Peter Jackson’s career as a director from home-made short films to massive trilogies no one thought would ever succeed let alone get a clean sweep of Oscars in 2003.
The Multi-Hyphen Method by Emma Gannon
Emma Gannon could honestly write anything and I would read it. Not to quote The Fault in our Stars but I would seriously read her grocery lists. This book left me inspired every time I picked it up and turned a page. I can’t wait to re-read it and I’ve already started recommending it to fellow workers and friends. You’ve got to get this book!
What have you been reading? Let me know in the comments below.