In August I didn’t finish any print books at all! Hoping September will be very different as it’s Short Books September and I want to get as much of that TBR read as possible!
The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp, by Sarra Manning
This retelling of Vanity Fair was an absolute delight, my favourite book this month. It’s funny, fast-paced and fabulously fun. I sped through it and loved every second. Thanks to the publisher for letting me read it via NetGalley.
13 Little Blue Envelopes, by Maureen Johnson
I was excited to read this because I loved Suite Scarlett but unfortunately I didn’t really get on with it. I found the main character frustratingly uninterested in her surroundings and unexcited by the adventures she was having and there were some inaccurate descriptions of my university in it.
Tiny Pretty Things, by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
This is basically Dance Academy but set at a ballet school in New York City and with a darker tone. It follows three aspiring ballet soloists as they practice, party, and plot their way to success. I really enjoyed it but the ending is very open so I need to start the second one soon!
The People in the Trees, by Hanya Yanagihara
I thought this was incredibly well-written and compelling but I can’t say I enjoyed it! Inspired by the life of Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, a successful scientist who was convicted of child molestation, it tells the story of a young man in the 1950s who travels to a remote island and discovers a group of people who have stopped ageing and will seemingly live forever.
Giant Days, Vols. 2-8, by John Allison et al
I am completely in love with Giant Days and desperately need to read the rest of the series! It’s a charming series about three young women at university in Sheffield. It’s funny and beautifully drawn. More please!