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August ’18 | To Read

This month we’re going back to the usual single To Read, compared to last month’s two. There’s a few more titles on there compared to normal, but some books are extremely small so I don’t think it’d take me long to complete them. There is also a few books that aren’t my usual reads, but as I start university again next month, I’ve decided to start my reading early!


1. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Ruby is sixteen. She is dangerous. And she is alive. For now. 
A mysterious disease has killed most of America’s children. Ruby might have survived, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse than a virus: frightening abilities they cannot control. Pressured by the government, Ruby’s parents send her to Thurmond, a brutal state rehabilitation camp, where she has learned to suppress her new power. But what if mastering it is a whole generation’s only chance for survival? 


2. Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss
Anxious about the apostrophe? Confused by the comma? Or just plain stumped by the semi-colon?
Join Lynne Truss, self-confessed punctuation stickler, in this impassioned and hilarious tour through the rules of punctuation. A runaway bestseller, it is both a brilliantly clear guide for the punctuation challenged and enthralling entertainment for the grammar devotee.


3. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
On September 5th, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: they’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: there’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure – to live a lifetime in a single day.


4. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.
Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled existence. Except, sometimes, everything…


5. Did I Mention I love You? by Estelle Maskame
When sixteen-year-old Eden Munro agrees to spend the summer with her estranged father in the beachfront city of Santa Manica, California, she has no idea what she’s letting herself in for. Eden’s parents are divorced and now her father has a brand-new family. For Eden, this means she’s about to meet three new stepbrothers.
The eldest is Tyler Bruce, a troubled teenager with a short temper and a huge ego: Eden’s complete polar opposite. Eden quickly find herself thrust into a world full of new experiences as Tyler’s group of friends take her under their wing. But the one thing she can’t understand is Tyler, and the more she tried to figure him out, the more she finds herself falling for the one person she shouldn’t – her stepbrother.
How can Eden keep her feelings under control? and can she ever work out the truth about Tyler?


6. Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
Welcome to the City of Sin, where secrets hide in every shadow. 
Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school – and her reputation – behind to follow her mother’s trail. 
Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected – he’s a street lord and con man, but could be the only one who can help her. 
As their search for clues leads them into the clutches of a ruthless society, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city to uncover the truth. 


7. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw 
Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow.
Two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to deaht for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town. 
No, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three troubled girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into Sparrow’s harbor and pulling them under. 
Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accept the fate of the town. But this year, on the even of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives, unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into. 
Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople will turn against on another. Penny and Bo will suspect the other of hiding secrets. And death will come swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.
But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo or save herself.


8. Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go and no obstacles between him and out-of-state collect freedom, Tanner plans to cost through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah. 
But when his best friend, Autumn, dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar -where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester – Tanner can’t resist defying his better judgement and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity. 
It turns out Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it take less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.

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14 thoughts on “August ’18 | To Read

      1. I literally credit it with getting me back into reading after being in a slump for years and years! It’s brilliant, I hope you get to it, let me know what you think if you do! 🙂

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    1. Ah, I’ve just started Wicked Deep this morning and I’m honestly loving it so far. The writing is amazing 😍 That’s great to hear! There’s been so many positive reviews so I’m excited to get started 😋

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