Tuesday, 1 September 2015

August's Monthly Recap

Inspired by Faye of A Daydreamer's Thoughts's Weekly Recap, here is a recap of my posts over the last week, and anything else I found interesting.

August Monthly Recap

Reviews:
  • Amy I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne - Oh my god, this book was SO good! Incredible story about mental health and feminism. I will be recommending this to everyone! It's amazing!
  • Asking For It by Louise O'Neill - I can't even begin to tell you just how bowled over I am by O'Neill and her writing. This lady is so unbelievably talented, and she is tackling such important topics in such a brilliant way. Asking For It is even better than Only Ever Yours. I will be raving about this book for a long time to come.
  • What Was Never Said by Emma Craigie - A really brilliant story looking at female genital mutilation. A really powerful book.
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson - This didn't really work for me, sadly, but I think it would be a great introduction to the topic of rape for younger teens.
  • How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel by Wendy Meddour & Rebecca Ashdown - a wonderful feminist picture book the promote a good work ethic and the wonder of books. I had a few problems with it, but it's brilliant overall.
  • Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers - A wonderful epistolary novel, a very quick and emotional read. So, so good.
  • The Baby by Lisa Drakeford - I enjoyed this a whole lot more than I thought I would, but it has an awful ending. The story isn't finished, there's more to be told, but we don't get it. So disappointing. AND THEN JUST TODAY I discover there's going to be a sequel. So I'm now much happier.
  • Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers - This is a brilliant book about bullying. I read it because it was recently banned, and it's incredible! I get angry when any book is banned, but this book is so important, it could be hurtful to be prevented from reading it, and that has me raging.
I've also been reading Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb, though I've not finished it yet, as it's a HUGE book, and I didn't want to drag it to work. Almost done, should hopefully finish it today. While I've been at work, I read All the Rage by Courtney Summers, which was AMAZING, the review of which will be posted in November as part of Sex in Teen Lit Month II.
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    Elsewhere online:

    Inspired by Cait at Paperfury and the awesome links she shares.
    So how was your August? Are you looking forward to September? There are some really awesome books out this month! Though I'm not a big fan of Septermber, generally. It fills me with that awful, end-of-summer/back-to-school feeling, even though I don't go to school, and brings me down. My least favourite month of the year.

        4 comments:

        1. How have I not read any of those books you've mentioned yet?! Need to get on that soon. Looks like you had a good month, hopefully September will be better than expected (it's my least favourite month too because I have school starting back up again which is never welcome ahah).

          My August post: http://enchantedbyya.blogspot.com/2015/09/august-wrap-up_1.html

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          1. Doesn't September just suck? Ugh! I hope you enjoy any of these books you pick up to read! :)

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        2. You had a wonderful reading and blogging month congrats :) Happy September reading!

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