Hi everyone! It’s time for my favourites of the month – I’m really enjoying doing this series and spreading some love in the blogging community! I haven’t had as much time to blog hop this month but I hope you still find some great posts/bloggers that you maybe weren’t already following 🙂
Melanie reviewed Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton and called it her favourite book of 2018! Quite the claim. But I always trust Melanie’s opinions so the fact that she loved this one has made me 100x more likely to buy it when it comes out.
Inside My Library Mind wrote a great review of American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I read this book earlier in the year and I always love seeing other people reviewing one of my favourite authors.
Steph wrote a detailed review of The Poppy War and also linked up to other bloggers’ reviews! I’ve heard so many great things about this book.
La Ronda wrote a very emotive review of Summer Bird Blue! I really want to read Starfish by this author but I don’t know if this one might be too sad for me? Either way, it sounds like Akemi Dawn Bowman has real talent.
Tina reviewed The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain, which I hadn’t heard of before but which sounds great! Thanks Tina for bringing this one to my attention.
Sissi wrote a concise review of The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley, which is on my immediate TBR. Seeing such a glowing review makes me more likely to pick this one up soon!
Rachel reviewed The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, which is a modern reimagining of The Iliad. Given that I’m expecting a copy of this myself, I’m now even more excited to read it!
Gaby wrote a gushing review of Sweet Pea and emphasised further how much I want to read this book! Can’t get enough reviews of this one right now.
Kristin wrote a balanced review of Vox, which I have been seeing around non-stop! I’m definitely intrigued by this book but it was nice to see a review that wasn’t all flailing about the awesomeness!
Heather shared a similar opinion of Heart of Thorns as I had, which made me feel much better about my negative review! A little solidarity among bloggers is always nice.
Hayley wrote a great review of Overkill by Vanda Symon. I was meant to be on the blog tour for this book but, for some reason, I was forgotten about 😦 and I’m gutted because it sounds like a great book!
Angelica wrote a great discussion post about negative reviews. I’ve mentioned before how much I hate being negative about a book but that I feel it’s important to be honest, so it was really nice to get some validation from this post. Negative reviews are still useful!
Kelly talked about the impact a book’s conclusion can have and made some really insightful points about the way cliffhangers can be used.
Pages Unbound killed it this month with their discussion posts. Briana asked if characters are individuals or representations of something larger, while Krysta questioned the ambivalent ages of YA protagonists.
Other fun posts
Jo wrote about the problem of mismatched book sizes and it was the most relatable thing ever!
Mandy wrote a great post about things that are practically guaranteed to make her love a book. I always enjoy seeing people do posts like this, outlining recurring themes they love. I have one of my own here if you’re interested 😉
Swetlana listed 7 reasons why you’re not reading enough and damn, she got me. I always wonder where my time is going and how other readers can get through so many more books than me – this might explain why!
Callum did the ‘This is my Genre’ tag and I really enjoyed reading his answers since we both love Gothic literature!
Zuky hosted a Q&A with C. J. Skuse, the author of Sweet Pea. I recently bought this book because of how much Zuky recommended it and I can’t wait to get to it after reading this fun interview!
Jenna put together a great list of feel-good books for when you’re feeling down! You guys know I love a comfort read.
Once again, thank you to everyone for creating such great content this month! And as usual, please don’t feel bad if you weren’t featured this time, I love you all 😉