Goodbye July, Hello August 2018

Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are well? I am sorry it has been so quiet on here recently – I have just had little to no time to write or read posts with the crazy-busy end of term at school and the bitter-sweet goodbye to a wonderful year group and school. Then almost immediately I jetted off for an absolutely amazing holiday in stunning Norway. With all that going on, here is what I managed to read:

Fiction: 3          Non-Fiction: 2

First in July, I read the gripping and rather racy historical fiction, Eleanor of Aquitaine by Christopher Nicole, the first book in a series about this infamous lady. I have the second book, Queen of Love, ready and waiting on my Kindle. For a complete change, I then read Sourcery by Terry Pratchett, the fifth magic, weird, fun instalment in Pratchett’s fantastical Discworld series. I can’t believe I waited so long to read another one of these! Finally, during my holiday, I lost myself in the Italian classic, Sandokan, The Pirates of Malaysia by Emilio Salgari, his second swashbuckling adventure I have enjoyed.

Alongside these fictions, I also read two non-fictions in July. First the Christian non-fiction, The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J.M. Nouwen for my church’s book club. Then right at the end of the month, I finally finished the hefty biography of Charles II by John Miller, which I have had on the go since March! However I am so behind on writing reviews that all five of these are still waiting to be posted about. Hopefully I will catch up over the rest of the summer holidays.

Pick of the Month: Sourcery and Sandokan

Altogether that is five books finished which includes twos book off my 10 Books of Summer list; one book off my new Classics Club list and another book towards my What’s in a Name 2018 reading challenge. So I think July was a very good reading month. Also, at the end of the month, I started reading time travelling romance Hannah’s Moon by John A. Heldt, the fifth book in Heldt’s American Journey series.

In August, I look forward to a good rest, visiting my mum and more great reading. I also hope to catch up with my reviews and reading your posts too!

What did you do and read in July? What are your plans for August?

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8 thoughts on “Goodbye July, Hello August 2018

  1. Summertime is just a busy period for everyone I guess – I’ve definitely been feeling like my reading has dipped.
    Norway – I’d love to go there.
    Lynn 😀

    1. Lynn, I think living in the UK we feel we have to try and get everything done in summer when we have a bit of decent weather! 😛 If you have the chance you must go to Norway – it is an absolutely breath-taking country with laidback, welcoming people

  2. Norway! I have always wanted to visit there. And in spite of all the busy times you read 5 books. Wishing you a relaxing August with lots of great reading.

    1. Thank you FF 🙂 As much as I enjoyed my holiday, I was totally gutted when I got back to find I’d missed a Classics Club spin! 😛 To be fair I do need to read A LOT this month if I ever hope to complete my 10 Books of Summer list!!

  3. Welcome back, Jessica! I’m envious that you’ve been to Norway – it always looks like a beautiful place to visit. It sounds as though you’ve still had time for lots of reading. I’ll look forward to your reviews when you get round to posting them. 🙂

    1. Thank you Helen 🙂 Norway is an absolutely stunning country – It has been on my wish list to visit for years. I highly recommend if you have the chance to go. And yes still, some how, managed to fit it lots of reading, especially on one very dramatically stormy day in Norway. Hopefully won’t take me too long to catch up with my reviews! 😀

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