Here are all the books I read in August of 2019.
The Big Four by Agatha Christie (3 stars)
Bit of an average read this one. I felt little to no desire to keep reading and the ending left much to be desired. I did like, however, the James Bond feel to the plot and how it covered a couple of months and intertwined smaller cases. I was very happy to have finished it though.
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa (4 stars)
This was my first time reading manga and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I watched the TV show before picking up this book which made it an interesting reading experience. I loved seeing all the foreshadowing and dreaded reading certain volumes in which I know what happens. I loved the bromance in this book and the art is exceptional. A really fun read that I think everyone should give a go.
Sadie by Courtney Summers (4 stars)
A lot of firsts this month. This was my first ebook. My birthday is in August so I treated myself to a kindle. I decided to pick this up as it fit the theme for the ONTD reading challenge and I devoured it in one day! I loved the formatting in this book, flicking from podcast to Sadie’s first person POV. I really enjoyed the characters and the plot was heart-breaking.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (3 stars)
This is a book I have been wanting to read for ages. I have always been intrigued by the premise of this novel and I was so excited to give it a go. It started off really strong and includes some of the best writing I have ever read but halfway through the pacing started to get the better of me and I started getting a bit bored. The ending is so good though!
The Two Towers by J.R.R Tolkien (2 stars)
Now this might shock some people but I DNFed the Two Towers. It started off really good. I loved the account of Merry and Pippin’s time and subsequent escape of the Orcs but the writing was just boring for me and the pacing was so slow. I started dreading it every time I would pick it up. So, I decided it was best to put it down.