August, you beast. Just when I though that this year couldn’t get any worse, there you were, out to prove me wrong.
The month started off well. I had some time off work and went camping in Yorkshire with the OH. The weather was glorious, we did a lot of walking, and I still had some time to read and relax. It was excellent. The latter part of the month went downhill a bit after I received the news that my job is “at risk” of redundancy. It came as a bit of a blow, and I had a week or so of trying to adapt to the news, a week that saw me struggle to read and review, my concentration shot.
Having had some time to come to terms with it, I’m feeling better about it. I’m a little daunted by the uncertainty at times, but I’m trying to see this as an opportunity for a fresh start, and I believe that things will work themselves out. And my reading mojo came slinking back, so at least I have the option of escapism when it all gets a bit too much! 😀
Despite all of that, I posted eight reviews in August. My favourites of those were:
I also reviewed:
- Strange Flowers by Donal Ryan
- The Innocents by Michael Crummey
- The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh
- Devolution by Max Brooks
- Untamed Shore by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
And I posted an excerpt of Imperfect Women by Araminta Hall as part of the blog tour.
While I read less this month than I normally would, I also resorted to comfort-buying books, which has resulted in a slight increase in the TBR. I realise that I probably shouldn’t be spending at a time like this, but I regret nothing!