August 30, 2017

Reading Wrap-Up // August, 2017.

What's up, guys?

We are gathered here today yet again to talk about books! I've had a pretty amazing month, at least reading wise. I've managed to read 8 books and I loved most of them! Three were actually short stories and one was a poetry collection, but I'm still very proud of myself. I was only able to do this because of the #7in7readathon, I joined in last minute but I was still able to knock a bunch of books off TBR pile, which is increasing exponentially. Too many books, too little time - but we'll get there eventually, that's old age is form right?! We have a lot of books to talk about this month, so I'm gonna keep this introduction short! Let's get to the books! 
Short Stories from Hogwarts - J.K. Rowling // As you can see, I've been on a Harry Potter quick lately. I don't know why, maybe it's because my life is so uncertain right now and I'm seeking comfort in this world.. WOW. That was pretty deep, maybe.. I don't know. Anyway, I'm talking about these short stories all together because they follow the same pattern. These stories give you a better understanding of the Harry Potter world. They give you more information about certain characters like Professor McGonagall, why J.K. Rowling chose certain names and some details about Hogwarts and the British magic system, like previous Ministers of Magic, and things like that. I loved it, but if you're not a hardcore fan I don't think you'd enjoy it as much. They are super cheap and a super fast reader. 

Quidditch Through The Ages - Kennilworthy Whisp // This book is part of the Hogwarts library set, it's not a short story. It was good, but not great. I know I know.. It's J.K. Rowling and it's Harry Potter, but it was just more information about Quidditch than I cared to know. There was a bunch of rules, guidelines and little details and I did not care for, which is partly my fault since the tittle and description of the book were pretty accurate and true to the content. If Quidditch is something you're interested in, this book will be perfect for. It's just not my favorite part of this world, but I liked it nonetheless. And also, part of the proceeds go to some kind of charity, which is awesome.. So, did my good deed of the day. 

In a Dark, Dark Wood - Ruth Ware // I freaking loved this book - this one gets all the stars. Thrillers usually take a while to read because I can only read them during the day (they freak me out if I start reading them right before bed), but I loved this one so much. The story is incredible, I loved the main character and it was very different from what I usually read. I'm being vague in purpose, I don't like to know a lot about thrillers before going in. But, the wood was really something. The way the author described it, it was suuuuuper creepy and intriguing. This is the second Ruth Ware book I've read and I need more - the first one was The Woman in Cabin 10, you can check out my thoughts on it here

God Is A Woman - Michael Tavon // I was sent this book by the author and I was requested to review it. I liked it, but I didn't love it. I was bothered by some parts of the story and somethings just weren't explained properly, they happened too fast and were kinda unrealistic.. Like how many people do you know that go out for a walk and end up having sex in a car with a total stranger? I mean.. it could happen, it just didn't add up in the story in my opinion. And also, the book was short (around 160 pages) so maybe if there were more pages somethings could be better explained. I don't know.. I don't like judging people's work like this because I'm not a professional and I can only imagine how hard it is to write a book and get it published, but all I can share is my opinion. On a positive note, the book was good. I liked the overall plot and the ending. I had a good experience reading it. If you're interested in checking out the book for yourself, you can click right here and it'll take you to the GoodReads page. 

Milk and Honey - Rupi Kaur // I love this book so much and I totally understand the hype. I've seen a lot of mixed review and although I didn't like every single poem, the whole book was amazing. The poems are so personal and well written that as you read them you are able to picture the words and bring them to life in your mind. I think the author was so brave.. I don't think I could ever put my worst memories and deeps fears into a book for the world to read. I loved it so much and I would highly recommend it for older people. I would say this is for mature readers (around 17or 18 years old), it's definitely NOT for younger readers. 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl // This books was sooo cute! I've seen the movies a million times (both versions) and it was shocking to see how the movies actually sticked to what happens in the book. This was such a fast and fun read and I'll definitely be reading the second one, something about the glass elevator.. I'm not really sure about the name right now. I think this is a must read for everyone, specially for kids. It sends such a good message and it's incredibly well written!

That's all for today, folks! I don't how much reading I'll be able to do in September because I'll be blogging every single day of the month. I have no idea what to call it, but if you'd like to join me just leave me a comment and we can work something out. I've been doing a lot of planning and a lot writing. I can't wait to share these posts with your guys! 

Which books have you read this month?!
Have you read any of the ones I've mentioned?!

Let's chat!

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