Hello August! I see you have brought the sunshine with you… or not. *grumble grumble*
I read quite a lot last month but did a terrible job of reading the books I said I was going to. I got distracted by other things – oops.
So, time to pick my August reads. Most of them are going to be books I picked up at YALC, one is a review book and then there’s the Smut Club read as well (not pictured because it hasn’t been delivered yet.)
On the list are:
The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw – This is the book that I will be reviewing later in the month. I have started it and it’s really interesting so far. An adult novel set in fairest Edinburgh that’s not like anything I’ve read before.
S.T.A.G.S. by M. A. Bennett – Another YALC book. I got this one signed by the author and also have a cute pin-badge to go with it. I’ve started this one too and I have a feeling it’s going to be good after only a couple of pages. The tag line: Nine students. Three blood sports. One deadly weekend.
The Call by Peadar O’Guilin – Hey, guess what? Yup, YALC again. (Actually I got this copy at last year’s YALC but heard the author speaking at this year’s and bumped it to the top of my pile!) A novel set on proper fairy tales where the fey are not pink and glittery but actually pretty scary and not very nice.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufmann & Jay Kristoff – Officially one of the heaviest paperback books I have ever held in my hand. By far not the longest but definitely the heaviest – it must be made of extra special paper!! Another YALC one – I eyed it up last year but didn’t give in and get it until this year. ‘The year is 2575 and two mega-corporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice covered speck. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it.’
The House Of Doctor Dee by Peter Ackroyd – The Smut Club book for the month. Historical fiction here we come!