I know we’re halfway through October, but I haven’t forgotten about my monthly reading update. I was a bit slow to start my reads in September. After my last read of August left me quite underwhelmed I felt like I didn’t know what I wanted to start reading next and so it took me some weeks before I got back on the reading train. I ended up reading 3 books in September, which given how busy work and life has been I still deem a success.
It’s long since been July & August, I totally realize that, but I hadn’t had time yet to post my review of my July & August reads. So this is that post. And since I read a total 11 books, more than I could fit in my opening picture. So there is a lot here, so let’s go.
Book Review | July & August 2018
Just a few more days until my summer vacation starts, which means I will have finally more time to read. Because July was another meagre reading month. It’s not that I don’t want to read, I just haven’t had the energy. The last few weeks leading up to the summer vacation are always the busiest and thus I haven’t been wanting to do much more than just sit, sleep and switch my brain off. Reading is just too much of an effort and doesn’t really fit into my busy brain. However, I still managed to read 2 books last month.
Book Review | June 2018
May was a very sad month for reading. I only finished two books. I did start another book, but I just didn’t get around to finishing it. So by now I’m 5 books behind on reaching my Goodreads goals, but I just haven’t felt that inspired by reading these past few months. I think I have hit a bit of a reading slump. That said, I did get my hands on some newer releases and I think that will take me back into the swing of things. I just have to finish my current read so I can get on with something else.
Ben Aaronovitch – The Furthest Station
Jack London – The People of the Abyss
2018 is seeing some exciting book released. There are quite a few books coming out in series that I enjoy, some even being series finales. In the mean time I have also found some other books that have captured my interest and that is why I think it would be fun to share with you some of the books that I hope to purchase before the year is over. I plan on doing a massive 2018 book haul where I save up all the titles that I have purchased since my last book haul in January. I think it will be interesting to see what I get in a year’s time, so maybe some of these titles will pop up again later in the year.
I hadn’t yet updated you on the books I read in April, so it’s high time I did that. In April I read a total of 4 books, which was actually quite good seeing I was super busy. I spent all of April going from work to party to birthday and I spent little time at home. But despite that I got quite a bit of reading in, because none of these books were thin ones. I read two books of 600+ pages, one over 400 and one just under 400. So all in all, I didn’t do too shabby.
Neil Gaiman – Neverwhere
V.E. Schwab – A Conjuring of Light
Oscar de Muriel – A Mask of Shadows
Amy Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Obsidio
I am a bit late to the game with this one, but better late than never. In March I was a) busy b) super tired and c) possibly had a bad flu without realizing it. Needless to say, I didn’t read as much as in February when I read a whooping 6 books. Still, I read 3 books and I really liked each one.
V.E. Schwab – A Gathering of Shadows
Oscar de Muriel – A Fever of the Blood
Genevieve Cogman – The Burning Page