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My 7 Reads Of August

My August ‘to be read’ pile didn’t really happen. But, that’s only because I got my nose stuck into several others. The reason for this was that I have just discovered library apps… what a joy they are. But with only a 21 days borrow period it made me ditch the paperbacks and get reading the ebooks.

This is what I read instead over the month of August.

1: Where The Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens - (image above) I absolutely loved this book. Reading it in paperback and audiobook formats. It combined my two favourite things… a good book and nature! So what’s not to love. But not only that, I really enjoyed the entire storyline. It kept me in suspense and I loved the twists and turns it took.

2: Midnight Sun, by Stephanie Meyer - I finally got around to reading this after my husband brought it for me earlier this year. Didn’t enjoy this as much as the original books, perhaps because I already knew the story and it just wasn’t as exciting this time around. So it felt like a bit of a slog. But, it was nice to head back into this storyline.

3: The Wicked Deep, by Shea Ernshaw - Literally just finished this book and I absolutely loved it. It kept me guessing to the end which I love and I just fell in love with the characters and storyline. A perfect book for getting me in the mood for spooky season that’s almost here. Definitely would recommend this book.

4: Silver in the Wood, by Emily Tesh - this is a cracking little novella. It felt a little slow at first but by the end I really enjoyed the read. This was another one of my Libby library app borrows.

5: Klarna and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro - Just finished Kara and the Sun via audiobook… I’ve given it 3 stars because I though the perspective was interesting. Otherwise I was just kind of waiting for something to happen but it just felt very mundane and in places a little sad. However, the writing was interesting hence the 3 stars.

6: Six Crimson Cranes, by Elizabeth Lim - I’ve had this one on audio book for a while and finally got around to listening to it. I enjoyed it immensely. The entire storyline was a joy to listen too. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more from this author.

7: Animal Farm, by George Orwell - I’ve wanted to read/listen to this one for a while now and as it was only a very short audiobook I borrowed it on the library app to listen. It was really cleverly written and I generally enjoyed the book. It’s not my usual thing but I think it’s one of those books that everyone needs to read. Definitely one of those books that makes you think about life.

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Love Charlotte x

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