August Wrap Up| 2018

I set a very optimistic tbr for this month, so lets see how much I actually managed to get through!

First up, the end of the BookTubeAThon!

LSMo Anne FrankThe Last Seven Months of Anne Frank by Willy Lindwer    5/5*

Find my standalone review for this book here. This is a very hard-hitting book, not one for the faint-hearted. Lindwer has collated the stories of six women who interacted with Anne Frank during their time at the Concentration Camps during the Holocaust of WWII. All of the women are Jewish, and have inspirational stories about their survival through this horrific time. An amazing book that is so important to read.

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Alice by Christina Henry  (The Chronicles of Alice #1)  5/5*

I absolutely loved this book! I had intended on giving it 4/5* as the problems within the book seemed to be solved a little to easily (as much as I can say without spoilers) but I could not get the book out of my head for days and days after I had finished it so I just had to give it 5/5*. I am so excited for the sequel Red Queen! I intend to write up a full review of the book soon, but I need to give it the love it deserves, such an amazing book!

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Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett (Discworld #6)   4/5*

This was probably my favourite Discworld book so far! I absolutely love all three witches and I really enjoyed the plays that were incorporated and the Macbeth vibes. Looking forward to the next Witches book!

 

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Battle of Britain by Chris Priestly (A “My Story” book)   4/5*

I really enjoy these “My Story” historical diaries that are written in the style of someone living through the experience. This one follows a Spitfire pilot during his time in the war and re-reading this as an adult, I definitely think these are great books for kids!

RunawayRunaway by Meg Cabot (Airhead #3)   4/5*

The final book in the Airhead trilogy! I really wasn’t expecting it to go the way that it did, but I still really enjoyed it and I’m so glad I picked these up after owning them for a good 5 years (or more!)

 

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Sheets by Brenna Thummler   4/5*

My first ever Edelweiss+ eARC, and it is such a lovely graphic novel! Find my full review of it here, but I absolutely loved the art style, the message, and our little sheet is so adorable!

 

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Mortals and Immortals of Greek Mythology by Françoise Rachmuhl    3/5*

Another eARC graphic novel from Edelweiss+, but this one is translated from French. It was really interesting to see this “kidified” set of the Greek myths and quite enjoyable! Find my full review of it here!

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The Tim Travellers Handbook by Wyllie, Acton and Goldblatt   4/5*

I’ve owned this book for a little while and started it during the 7in7Readathon, but didn’t manage to get it finished. I’ve finally completed it and really loved it! I definitely recommend this book that is essentially a historically accurate travel guide if time machines exist. I love it!

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Animal Farm by George Orwell    4/5*

Audiobook was my chosen form for this book, the same as I did for 1984. I think that might’ve taken me out of the story a little, hence it not being a 5* review so I might have to re-read this at some point in a physical format

 

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas    4.5/5*

I finally read it! And I definitely want to continue with the series!!! It wasn’t quite a 5* read as there were a few problematic aspects, but I can see myself giving the series 5* in the future if it hits all the points. Very glad I finally started this series.

kingsevenlakesKing of the Seven Lakes by A. B. Endacott     5/5*

I absolutely loved this sequel! Such an amazing series and I am so excited to read #3! The writing is beautiful and engaging and the world building has me so engrossed. Definitely, recommend this if you like fantasy reads. Read it!!!

 

So I did manage quite a few books this month, just not the ones I originally put on my tbr! But I read some absolutely amazing books so I’m still pretty happy. Definitely not having such a big tbr for next month!!

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