Bookish Post – August Reading Wrap-Up

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Another month and another reading wrap-up. Not my best reading month ever. Really annoying considering how much reading I did in August last year. It was my biggest reading month of 2018. I guess it helped that I was on holiday for a week. The weather meant that there was a lot of time for reading so I got through about 3 books in that period. I guess what I’m saying is, I need another holiday. Shame I don’t have many days left.


Number of books read: 3 – Definitely not a great reading month. I don’t know what happened but I could not get into reading in August. It took so long to get through books that should have taken no time to read.
Number of physical books: 3
Number of eBooks: 0

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Heartstream by Tom Pollock

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I wanted to read this book because it compared itself to Black Mirror. As a huge fan of Charlie Brooker, I knew I needed to see if it could live up to its claims. I mean, it was an interesting enough concept. A social media app that could allow you to feel what someone else feels. There was a lot of great potential. Unfortunately, it just didn’t do enough with the premise.

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Bad Dad by David Walliams

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I’d wanted to read something by David Walliams for ages. I just couldn’t connect the guy from Little Britain with a children’s writer who was compared to Roald Dahl. Why did I pick this one? Because there was a cheap copy in my local supermarket. I thought the book was fine but it wasn’t as great as it could have been. The writing was fun but the story was a bit of a letdown.

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Something to Live For by Richard Roper
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I liked the idea behind this book. The story of a man who sorts through the houses of people who die alone? That was an interesting and original idea. I enjoyed this book. It was a bit Eleanor Oliphant like but with a bit more lightness. The big reveal isn’t all that shocking but it was a nice journey getting there.

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