August 2017 Wrap Up

Hello!

I am here with my — belated — August 2017 Wrap Up! These are the book I read in the first half of August. Since #TheReadingChallenge took place in the last half of the month and I will do a wrap up for that.

I read a total of 4 books in the first half of the month, which I’m pretty happy with. You will notice a slight trend in the books I’ve read across August — the reading challenge books included.

Here’s a breakdown of my reading:
Number of Pages: 1,251
Genres: 2 Middle Grade, 1 YA and 1 Historical Fiction
Of these books two are written by the same author, two are male and 1 is female.

Onto the ratings!

                         ★★★★

Percy Jackson and the Sea Of Monsters by Rick Riordan
This was my first time reading any of the Percy Jackson books – took my time I know! I won’t say much about this one as it is the second book. I really enjoyed this book, while not as great as the first I enjoyed the concept and seeing characters from The Odyssey in modern day.

House Of Names by Colm Toibin
This was one of my most anticipated books of the year – even though I didn’t discover it’s existence until a week before it came out. If you’ve been around here for a while you might have noticed that I adore historical fiction and myth retellings. House of Names is the perfect mix of both!

★★★★1/2

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
As I mentioned above I am a 23 year-old women who is reading Percy Jackson for the first time. All I can say is; why did I wait so long?! I adore Percy’s sassy nature and loved seeing the story unfold from his perspective. I feel like I now understand why the fans hated the movie. The book explained the world and gave an insight into Camp Half-Blood which shows why this is such a clever series. I have no idea why the movie changed the plot points. Great start to the series.

★★★★★

The Canary Club by Sherry D. Ficklin
This was my first Net Galley Arc which I was super excited about. I have already done a full review so I will just summaries my feelings on it here. In short; I loved this! This has defiantly claimed a spot on my top books of the year. So go grab a copy, I can’t recommend it enough.

That’s it for me. Comment down below and let me know what you’re favourite read in August was.
Until next time, happy reading!
Dearna

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