8/01/2016

August Reading List




August is here and with that we have what I am dubbing the fantastic literary four. I guess they could also be called the famous four because all of these books have a bit of an awareness around them. There's a memoir (my fave), two books I've been wanting to read for ages and the book that's reawakened my inner child. Here's what I intend to read this month...

Ctrl Alt; Delete by Emma Gannon-This one's one of my most-anticipated reads of the year and so far it is not disappointing. It is also book #2 for my book club so I'll do a full review of it later in the month. Emma was born in 1989 and thus she grew up alongside the Internet and all its various blessings/curses; MSN, Bebo, internet dating and the rest. There's going to be something you can relate to in here and perhaps wince+cringe at in a 'yep, I did that too' kind of way. Seriously from the ages of about 12-16 I should not have been allowed an Internet connection. Anyway, if you're reading along with us this month you are in for a treat. This is well worth picking up.

So Sad Today by Melissa Broder-So Sad Today's a book I've only heard positive things about and I'm sure it won't disappoint. It's a series of personal essays which sound very poignant and thought-provoking. I mean, we all feel a little sad sometimes, so maybe it'll be a book we can seek solace in. I am just speculating, that prediction may be wildly off. Such is the nature of entering a book in a state of blissful unawareness. 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child* by JK Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne-Not pictured as when I took these pictures it was still locked up in bookshop back-rooms across the world. While this isn't a Harry Potter book per se, it is the script book for the current West End play. There's not a lot known about this one yet, and its plot so I don't want to speculate about it too much but it opens nineteen years after the conclusion of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows. No doubt a lot will have changed, I'm just excited to be getting the chance to find out what exactly that is and experience JK Rowling's world again.

Love Rosie by Cecilia Ahern-In a rare occurrence, for me at least, I watched the movie of this before I read the book. Therefore I have no idea if they're vastly different or not. Don't tell me please. I loved the movie though and all the twists and turns the story of Rosie and Alex takes, no matter how frustrating. I can't wait to read this one. It's what I'm going to reach for once I power through Harry Potter & the Cursed Child.

-What are you reading this month?

*Review Copy

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