Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2018

Hello book lovers! I hope you all are well and had a great month. This month has been better in reading and health for me.  I’m managing blog and reading better than before.

It’s a baby shower month, husband is coming to live with me at my mom’s place and also have a scan date and consultation appointment, so I might be bit busy till 17th of this month. Thankfully I have scheduled blog post around this dates so it won’t be any trouble.

Books I read in August ∼∼

Total books read – 10

Books Reviewed – 6

Total pages Read – 2625

Target of the month ∼∼

√ Read Minimum 6 full books (read 8)

√ Read 4 books you bought (read 5)

Reviews ∼∼

Classics:

I loved all classic I read this month and gave 5 stars to all of them except The Jungle book.

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

A beautiful classic, a century old story of young orphan girl, Heidi, about family love, friendship, country life, faith in God, and magic of mountain air that can cure mind and body of kids and adults alike. Captivating, charming, delightful, insightful classic with full of emotions. It’s best book for children and I wish to read it again and again.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Mesmerizing classic, an enchanting story of 10-year-old Mary at mysterious Misselthwaite Manor. It was about childhood emotions and experience, innocence, growth, positivity, determination, and magic of nature. Emotional, insightful, motivating, feel-good, beautifully written classic that anyone can enjoy.

Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables #2) by L.M. Montgomery

A sequel of Anne of Green Gable, about the girlhood of Anne Shirley who is now 16 year old and a school ma’am. Beautiful writing with very simple yet engaging plot, wonderful descriptions makes this author one of my favorite. Overall, Refreshing, exhilarating, wonderful classic young adult fiction that I highly recommend to all.

To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird #1) by Harper Lee

A story about economical, racial, political, and societal issues during the era; about principles, morals, righteousness, justice; most importantly, this book is about humanity, compassion and tolerance. Overall, captivating, dramatic, insightful, brilliantly written classic that recommend to all reader of all age.

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

4 Stars

great Indian children’s classic with collection of poems and stories with quirky characters and old poetic writing. Drawback- old English, slow and 1 boring story. I liked movie batter than book.

Fantasy / Middle Grade:

Begone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy #1) by Celine Kiernan

4 Stars

Mix of magic, spirit and witches with quirky funny characters, about importance of family, compassion, and conscience was the center theme of the book. it was fast paced, unique, insightful witch book. Only reason I cut the stars was, I wanted more detail on world building.

Mystery / Thriller:

Tied to Deceit by Neena H. Brar

4 Stars

A murder mystery about fraud, deception, immorality, manipulation, betrayal, greed, and self-obsession. A very good debut novel with thrilling, suspenseful, juicy murder mystery that had Bollywood style effect. Too much details on character, place and other things took away a star.

Picture Book / Children’s NonFiction:

L. M. Montgomery (Pequeña & GRANDE) by Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara

5 Stars

It was colorful book telling the life story of Maud. A good impressive way to introduce kids to one the great historical woman and author of the time. There are other books in the series on famous women of history that kids and teachers would like to check out.

The Beedog: An Insect Discovery in Portugal by Addie Broussard

5 Stars

A colorful scientific classroom book about the insect discovery. Author included travel, technology, beach, and facts and fun activity at the end that attracts young readers and teachers to the book. Resourceful educational book with fun way of teaching.

Other Posts ∼∼

Blitz – 4

#BlogTour #Excerpt : Peddling Doomsday by Petra Jacob #Lovebooksgrouptours #PeddlingDoomsday @wonkytimepest

#BookPromo : Life is the Flower, Love is the Honey by Surabhi Sharma @thereviewauthor

#BookBlitz #Giveaway : Painless by Marty Thornley

#BlogTour #BookBlitz : Tied to Deceit by Neena H. Brar @Shalini_G26

Cover Reveal – 2

CoverReveal: In Servitude by Heleen Kist @hkist @Shalini_G26

#CoverReveal: Change of Plan by Keeley Holmes

Month at glance ∼∼

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How was your month in reading? What have you read? Have you read any books from this list or planning to read in future?

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