August reading looked like this (in the order I read them):
The Iron King - Julie Kagawa
Fire - Kristin Cashore
The Summer of Skinny Dipping - Amanda Howells
And the Everything Unravelled - Jennifer Sturman My Review
Siren - Tricia Rayburn
Swerve - Phillip Gwyne
Joel and Kat Set the Story Straight - Nick Earls and Rebecca Sparrow My Review
Raw Blue - Kirsty Eagar My Review
Beatle Meets Destiny - Gabrielle Williams My Review
How Not To Be Popular - Jennifer Ziegler
The Naughty List - Suzanne Young
The Hand That First held Mine - Maggie O'Farrell
Winter Longing - Tricia Mills
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins (re-read)
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
Caleb and Kate - Cindy Martinusen-Coloma
Saltwater Vampires - Kirsty Eagar
Four of the above books weren't really my thing (and get one or two stars from me)...
Only one adult fiction this month (my YA TBR pile is huge right now) but Maggie O'Farrell's book was stunning as I expected it to be :)
The rest of them were great reads. Including two paranormals - which I don't normally read. (Penguin Australia sent me Siren and after reading Kirsty Eagar's debut, I had to read her newly released vampire thriller - and, it rocks :).
My fave read of the month?
Two have entered my favourite books of all time list. Yay! Both are Australian - you can probably guess if you've been around here a while.
Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar - because it just resonated with me so deeply and made me ache and feel all kinds of emotions. And it's also inspired me to go deeper in my own writing and not be afraid to pour my heart and soul onto the page. Also, the dialogue, hey? And it's just a stunning, mesmerising book. I love it so much. Sigh...
Beatle Meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams - which is so completely awesome that just thinking about it blows my mind. It's a cult classic and I wish I could shout out from the rooftops and tell the world to read this book.
What was the best book you read this month?
Oh - and sorry for the post overload - but so many awards to announce and then RTW... :) And, had to do this while it's still Wednesday here, haha (It's 11pm). Just had a lovely Thai feast with our extended family (an early Father's Day) and am about to settle back into reading (Jarvis 24 - whoo hoo!) so, good night all :)
Oh - and you can join in in Road Trip Wednesday by linking up with YA Highway - and check out everyone else's favourite reads this month.