August: My Month in Review

Posted On 31 August 2016

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I hope you all had a great August.  I seem to have been very busy and my reviews again need a little catching up.  There’s been a bit more travelling around, to the Emerald Isle this last weekend.  Our first visit to Belfast and what a great city it is with fantastic people.  Anyway, to the books and some very good ones.  I was highly anticipating Nevernight and it didn’t disappoint me at all.  Poison City is a great book and very dark.  Dead House was my first introduction to Harry Bingham’s writing and it was brilliant.   The biggest surprise though was The Hike – very unexpected:

Books read: (with links to reviews)

  1. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  2. Poison City – by Paul Krill
  3. Dead House by Harry Bingham
  4. Gods of Nabban – reading
  5. A Little Knowledge by Emma Newman
  6. Fix by Ferrett Steinmetz
  7. The Amber Isles by Ashley Capes
  8. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J K Rowling
  9. The Hike by Drew Magary

Last month’s covers are here

Backlist books

None this month.

Unfinished series completed:

Fix by Ferrett Steinmetz.

Books Bought:

  1. Senile Ascends (The Books of Babel Book #1) by Josiah Bancroft
  2. One Salt Sea (Toby Daye #5) by Seanan McGuire

Review Books: (with links to Goodreads where possible)

  1. Twilight of the Dragons by Andy Remic
  2. Chasing Embers by James Bennett
  3. The Rise of Io by Wedley Chu
  4. The Family Plot by Cherie Priest
  5. Faithful by Alice Hoffman
  6. Deadlight Jacy by Mark Onspaugh
  7. The Witches of New York by Ami McKay
  8. The Baztan Trilogy (No 2), The Legacy of the Bones by Redondo Dolores

Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and Bookish (every Tuesday)

Waiting on Wednesday is an event hosted by Breaking the Spine where every week we get to shine the spotlight on a book that we’re looking forward to.

The Friday Face off by Books by Proxy

Friday Firsts is a weekly event hosted by Lisa at Tenacious Reader. which is a great way to let everyone know the first sentence and first impressions for your current read.


  1. Readalong for One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire details here

Classic Clubs read:

Unfortunately none this month.

Previous months in review:

The SPFBO 2: My posts so far:

The above SPFBO to be updated shortly…

16 Responses to “August: My Month in Review”

  1. sjhigbee

    It’s been a good month for you, Lynn – especially given your Harry Potter feature throughout. I’ll echo your recommendation regarding Nevernight – and hope that September’s reads are good ‘uns… I’m looking forward to tucking into the Andy Remic book:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m enjoying the Remic so far. I’m hoping for lots of good reads too and I hope the same for you.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Great month! I am hoping to read Nevernight as soon as I finish Obelisk Gate

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope you like Nevernight – I really enjoyed it – I know some people weren’t into the writing style but I just got on with it really well.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    What a full month, Lynn! I want to check out Chasing Embers, but ugh, the book release schedule for early September is already so crazy!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m still being careful – eventually I’ll catch up!
      Lynn 😀

  4. jessicabookworm

    I am also behind on my reviews again! Especially as I finished two books in the last few days. As you may have guessed, I am looking forward to your review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and don’t ask me to choose between to great covers with dragons on! Happy reading in September 🙂

  5. Carmen

    It was a packed month on your blog this past month, and I had fun keeping up with your pace. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – time for a challenge holiday I think – not just for me but for everyone else too 😀

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