July was such a slow reading month for me (with only two finished books) that, once again, here is a joint wrap up. August definitely picked up, and even with me having to get a head start on my university reads, I got to pick up some fantastic books!
(I forgot to include my July reads in the picture ups)
- 'The Raven Boys' (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater (3/5)
- 'Children of Icarus' (Children of Icarus #1), by Caighlan Smith (5/5)
- 'Burning Midnight', by Will McIntosh (4/5)
- 'Tell Us Something True', by Dana Reinhardt (5/5)
- 'Nevernight' (The Nevernight Chronicle #1), by Jay Kristoff (5/5)
- 'The Handmaid's Tale', by Margaret Atwood (5/5)
This book made the feminist in me very angry, but in a good way. Set in a 'futuristic' world (which is essentially contemporary to our own, considering when this was written) where fertile women are used for nothing more than reproduction, this was a book that definitely caught me by surprise!
- 'Orlando', by Virginia Woolf (2/5)
This was just... Weird. I love Virginia Woolf, but this was definitely not for me. Going through four centuries and having as a protagonist a man that suddenly becomes a woman, I can understand what the underlying message of it is, but I just can't appreciate the execution.