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 –
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.
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.
Something to Live For by Richard Roper
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.
Who is Murdocal? A casual critic who is a little bit too obsessed with pop culture. A young woman who swears and rants much more than she knows she should whilst trying to make her way in an adult world she isn't prepared for. A not as recent as she'd like literature graduate who, between job applications and subsequent rejections, has turned to the internet to fight the boredom and review the shit out of everything.
"Maybe, just maybe, I'm the faller. Every family has someone who falls, who doesn't make the grade, who stumbles, who life trips up. Maybe I'm our faller."