August Reading Wrap Up Part 2

Wednesday, 7 September 2016
During August I read a whole twelve books so I decided to split my reading wrap into two. If you haven't already read part one of this reading wrap up then you can catch up here. But if you have then carry on! Here is what I thought of the last six books I read in August:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling - After rereading all the other Harry Potter books this year and then getting my hands on The Cursed Child I finally wrapped up the series this month. This is one of my favourites in the  series and I just love seeing how all the plot lines wrap up. JK Rowling is such a clever woman. It's actually unbelievable the level of depth and thought that has been put into these novels! 5/5 stars. I might as well start rereading these again as I love them so much!

Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie - This book caught my eye on the Kindle sale as I was sure that I'd read this when I was in my early high school years. I couldn't remember how it ended and it was only a pound so I thought why not download and read it again? Oh my god this was a load of dribble. Honestly the plot wasn't very well thought out. It's about an adopted teenager who sees a photo of a toddler on a missing children website and thinks it might be her. So you know, she just runs away in an airport and gets on a flight to go see if it is her. This book was just honestly so hard to read at times as it was so bad. At 12/13 I'm sure it was really exciting but at 19? It's laughably bad. 2/5 stars. 

Fat Chance by Nick Spalding - This is probably my favourite book that I read out of the month. It was just so funny. This book is about a couple who enter a 'biggest loser' style competition on their local radio show where the couple that loses the most weight in a set time wins £50'000. Zoe and Greg are a really lovely couple who obviously care a lot about each other and they are also so funny. It's rare that a book will be good enough to make me laugh out loud but this book had me in stitches. They also talk about why they think they got overweight, the way that society treats them and the difficulties of losing weight - for example why is 'healthy' food often so much more expensive than junk food? I really enjoyed this and gave it 5/5 stars. 

Not Quite A Geordie by Holly Hagan - Ok judge me if you will. But this year I got really into watching Geordie Shore. I'm pretty sure that's because of exams and procrastination but I actually really enjoy watching it. It's definitely a car crash show but it's a bit of a guilty pleasure. So when I saw Holly's autobiography cheap in the Kindle sale I thought why not? It's obviously never going to be a great piece of literature but it's pretty interesting if you're a fan of the show. I've not watched any of the earlier seasons so it was a good way for me to learn more about how it all got started etc. Guilty pleasure read - classic 3/5 stars just for the gossip. 

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion - This book was everywhere a few years ago and I'm glad that I finally got around to reading it. It's about a genetics professor at an Australian university who creates a survey to help him find the perfect wife. He's a 'genius' who is very socially awkward and so he thinks that this is the ideal way to find the perfect woman. Until he meets Rosie, who answers all wrong but just somehow makes a lasting impression. This book was really fun and sweet whilst not being overly sickly. It's also heavily hinted that the professor has Aspergers syndrome so his narrative style is quite unique but very interesting. I really enjoyed this one and gave it 5/5 stars. 

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl - I haven't read a Roald Dahl book in years  but when I found my old copy of James and the Giant Peach at my gran's house I couldn't help but give it a little reread. It honestly only took me an hour to read this and it was so nostalgic. I loved it. It's made me really consider buying some sort of Roald Dahl box set and rereading them all as I have such fond memories of them. I hope kids are still reading these books today because they're such gems. 5/5 stars. Leave me a comment letting me know what your favourite Roald Dahl book was - I think mine was Matilda!

And that concludes my two part reading wrap up! What books would you recommend I read next?

August Reading Wrap Up 2014 // August Reading Wrap up 2015

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  1. Did you know there's a sequel to The Rosie Project called The Rosie Effect? I didn't enjoy it as much as the first one but it's worth a read :)

  2. Did you know there's a sequel to The Rosie Project called The Rosie Effect? I didn't enjoy it as much as the first one but it's worth a read :)


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