What I Read in August 2022
I’ve been going through a bit of a reading slump since June, but today I thought I’d continue my trend of sharing what I’ve read. So this is what I read in August 2022.
What I read in August 2022
The first book I read this month was a collection of essays from Irish-born writer Emilie Pine. This collection of essays covers some very heavy topics, from her father’s severe alcoholism to her struggles with fertility. This book is a hard read, but also uplifting. Emilie writes with raw candour and you feel for her throughout.
A collection of poems from the creator of Winnie the Pooh. I might have read Winnie the Pooh stories as a child but I can’t remember. This is my first adult experience with A.A. Milne and it wasn’t my favourite. I gave this collection a 2.5 star rating as it was a bit of a struggle to get through.
This is the book that everyone is talking about right now, especially in the US. It sold out in hardback format within one day in the US. I pre-ordered the audiobook and listened to it over a few days. It’s a tough read about Jennette’s experience as a child actress, abused by her obsessive mum who later died of cancer. The title is shocking, but after reading the book and understanding Jennette’s awful experiences growing up you can understand why this title is fitting. A very important read.
I finally got around to reading the second volume of Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper series. I read the first volume a few years ago and have it in paperback, but recently her books have been on sale on Kindle. It’s such a sweet and realistic romance between two teenage boys. This volume covers Nick’s experience with coming to terms with his bisexuality. It’s such a lovely series.
Heartstopper Vol. 3 by Alice Oseman
Finally, I also managed the third volume of the Heartstopper series. This covered the period where Nick and Charlie come out about their relationship to their wider school friends, during a school trip to Paris. It’s really sweet and covers Nick and Charlie’s relationship as it develops from an early-days crush to a deep relationship.
What did you read in August 2022? Let me know in the comments below.