So I haven’t really done wrap-ups for a few months, that’s basically because I haven’t read a lot of books the last few months! I read a lot of picture books, I won’t mention these here because than we would be here 5ever. So let’s have a look at all the books I read in June, July and August!
Books read: 6 ( non-fiction: 3, adventure: 1, children’s: 2, excluding picture books)
Pages read: 1353
Stars: 1 (0), 2 (1), 3 (2), 4 (2), 5 (1)
Hinch Yourself Happy by Mrs Hinch (Sophie Hinchcliff)
In case you don’t know, my depression makes me not want to clean. It sounds so silly, I know, but I just can’t! I used to love it, honestly, but nowadays I really struggle. I hoped to get excited about cleaning again with this book, and it did, a little bit. However, the book felt a bit as if Sophie didn’t really know what to write about. I learned a lot about her, and because I like her as a person I enjoyed it, but if you want to actually get motivated to clean, this isn’t the book for you. I did really like that her personality shined through this book. I do recommend it, if you like her, but not if you are just looking for a cleaning book!
I gave this 3 stars on Goodreads.
the Colour of Time by Dan Jones and Marina Amaral
An absolutely breathtaking, stunning book! I highly recommend it if you are into history. It’s really strange to see some of these photos together. You tend to forget that certain people were alive at the same time, so to see them together gives it a whole different perspective. What I didn’t like though, was how american-centric this book was. I found that really boring, it would’ve been nice to see a little bit more diversity, but I guess that just gives more room for a second book? I do highly recommend it!
I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.
the Colonel and the Bee by Patrick Canning
My first book I received by an author for a review. As you can imagine I was really excited to review this one, however, it wasn’t much of a success for me. This is the one book I DNF’ed in that time!
I’ve got a whole review here in case you are interested as to why.
I gave it 2 stars on Goodreads.
the Morgans and the Jewel of Bar-Ran by K.T. Dady
Luckily, my second book to review, received from the author, was a bit more of a success! It isn’t perfect, but a really nice beginner fantasy for children. As an adult I can see all the things the author was inspired by, but I’m looking through a child’s perspective for this one. I’ve got a more in-depth review here.
I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.
From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty
Hello, and welcome to the book that is possibly my favourite book of the year! This is such a well researched, respective book on te practise of grieving and burial in different cultures. The only downside of this book is that I want more! I want more books by Caitlin! I’ve got a review here in case you were wondering what else I’ve got to say about this amazing book.
I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads.
the Tempest by Andrew Matthews and Tony Ross
I’m not sure whether to fault Shakespeare or Matthews and Ross, but I just found this one ‘meh’. I don’t dislike it, but I don’t like it either. It was just ‘meh’!
I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads, but it’s more like 2.5
I didn’t mention the picture books I’ve read these past few moths, but these were all the books I read over June, July and August! There weren’t a lot, but at least I did read something, haha!