August is now over which means that I’ll be heading back to college very soon, I’m both happy and sad about it because I know that I won’t be able to read as much as I did this summer but at least, I will be with my friends so not everything is lost!
August was a weird month reading wise, I read some really good books but also some terrible ones and, because of them, I’m now in a reading slump (yaaay…). I started a ton of books and I can’t really bring myself to finish them… Anyway, I hope to get out of my slump sooner rather than later because I received some amazing ARCs lately and I want to get to all of them soon!
Books/SF Magazines read
- Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wending ★★★
- Interzone #264 ★★★★
- It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover ★★★★
- The Dragon Engine by Andy Remic ★
- Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie ★★★
- Koijiki by Keith Yastuhashi ★★★ 1/2
- The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater ★★★★
- Children of Time by Adrain Tchaikovski ★★★★★
- A Little Life by Hanya Hanagihara ★
- Interzone #265 ★★★
Favorite Book of the Month
I did a pretty long review of this book last month, it was very different from what I expected but in a great way. Thanks for the wonderful feedback on the review by the way , I really hope that some of you are going to read this one, it’s great!
I received an ARC of this book but I gave up on it pretty fast, it’s not bad at all but I had some issues with the main character and I had to force myself to pick it up. It took me two or three weeks to read the first quarter and I didn’t want to write a harsh review of it because I do think that fan of cyberpunk will like this book, it’s more a case of “it’s not you, it’s me”. So if this book intrigues you, give it a try, you’ll probably like it way more than me! Thanks again to Angry Robots for the opportunity of reading this book in advance.
Currently Reading & September Reading Plans
I am currently reading five books, Reaper’s Gale by Erikson, The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber, An Unnatural Alliance: Israel and South Africa by James Adams, The Apothecary’s Curse by Barbara Barnett and The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley. I am almost done with An Unnatural Alliance, I don’t usually read nonfiction but this is really interesting so far.
I’d also like to read The World Reimagined : Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century by Mark Philip Bradley which is another nonfiction book that I received through Netgalley and finally, if I have time, I would like to read A City Dreaming by Daniel Polanski and The Dream-Quest of Vellit Boe by Kij Johnson. I don’t know how many books I’ll manage to read but I’m excited about all of them!
What about you? What do you want to read next month? 🙂