Monday, 18 September 2017

Books I read in August!: You Can't Touch My Hair, The Nearest Faraway Place, Like Other Girls, Tales from Moominvalley

Heyyyyyy look at that it's my August reading roundup! Let's dive in!  I started off the month on the train down to London listening to Phoebe Robinson's You Can't Touch My Hair on audiobook. I've been loving listening to Phoebe on her podcast 2 Dope Queens, with cohost Jessica Williams. I also watched Jessica Williams' film The Amazing Jessica James on Netflix so it's been v 2 Dope Queens saturated month. And there's nothing wrong with that! I also took The Nearest Faraway Place by Hayley Long down to London with me, which I enjoyed very much. I wrote a blog post comparing it to The Faraway Nearby and you can read that here if you fancy. I read Claire Hennessy's Like Other Girls, which was pretty intense and full of issues and stuff. I rounded off the month reading Tales from Moominvalley on a deck chair looking out at the water on the west coast of Scotland. A pretty nice August with some good reading moments!

You Can't Touch My Hair- Phoebe Robinson

The Nearest Faraway Place- Hayley Long

Like Other Girls- Claire Hennessy

Tales From Moominvalley- Tove Jansson 

Look how well the colours on the covers of these books go together- all peachy, orangey, reddy vibes! Go read that post I wrote about The Nearest Faraway Place/The Faraway Nearby why don't ya!

Books I read in July!: The Hate U Give, The End We Start From, The Good Immigrant, The Island at the End of Everything, The Dreamsnatcher, The Faraway Nearby

No you're behind on your blogging! No you're only getting round to your July reads post in September!.... I've been busy ok! July was a very good month of reading. I read the incredible and much hyped and not disappointing The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I saw Leena Norms recommend Megan Hunter's The End We Start From in this video and went to buy it and read it in about two days. In audiobooks in July I listened to The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla, which is a brilliant collection of essays by British Immigrants. I got my middle grade fix this month with The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave and The Dreamsnatcher by Abi Elphinstone. To cap it all off I finally finished reading The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit, and I wrote a blog post about it and Hayley Long's The Nearest Faraway Place which you can read here!

The Hate U Give- Angie Thomas

The End We Start From- Megan Hunter

The Good Immigrant- Nikesh Shukla

The Island at the End of Everything- Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Dreamsnatcher- Abi Elphinstone

The Faraway Nearby- Rebecca Solnit 

I'll prob review a couple of these properly soon so keep your eyes peeled! You should go read this post on The Faraway Nearby/The Nearest Faraway Place though. Also all these books start with 'The" so thats fun!