This month I’ve read eight books in total, and not only that but most of them I rated very highly. It’s always great to look back on the past month and see how many good books you’ve actually read! It was extremely hard to choose between The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield and Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, as my book of the month. But ultimately, it had to go to Miss Peregrine’s just because of how unique and beautiful it is, and how intriguing all the vintage photographs were. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles also deserves a special mention, and will also hold a special place in my heart for a long time to come!
Book of the Month
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
It’s not very often you come across something as unique and special as this book. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is Ransom Riggs’ debut novel. It feels like a work of art in your hands – a beautifully produced hardback with nice thick pages that smell divine, and a secret signature hidden under the cover of the book. It takes a book like this to make you realise just how much an e-book pales in comparison, and how important it is to keep the printed book alive
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances edited by Trisha Telep
Storm Front (Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher
Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
Bunker by Andrea Maria Schenkel
Plans for August
I have quite a lot of books to be getting through this month, starting with The Heart of Tango by Elia Barcelo, which I should have read this month but didn’t quite get around to. Then I’ve got a few that are coming out in August – Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence, Wither by Lauren DeStefano, and of course The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore! All these titles look fantastic so I can’t wait to start. I also have an ever-growing pile of titles released in September so I will be making my way through those towards the end of the month as well. I’m currently reading Black Swan Rising by Lee Carroll, with less than 100 pages to go, so you can expect a review of that very soon too! I now have over two weeks off work so let the reading commence!!