August TBR

Helloo Everyone,

I’m back again! So as August has already started, I thought I would quickly let you all know what books I’ll be reading this month. It may sound sad but I’m quite excited to be reading on my Kindle again as it seems like ages since I last did; paperbacks are taking over my life haha! Well I don’t want to toot my own horn or anything but I think I’ve picked some pretty good ones for August, let’s see if you guys will agree?

The Bletchley Girls by Tessa Dunlop
I discovered this little beauty while I was at Bletchley Park last week and it’s the book I never knew I wanted! If you’re unsure what Bletchley Park is let me explain: it’s a historical computing museum in Milton Keynes, previously the UK’s Government Code and Cypher School, dedicated to all the men and women codebreakers like Alan Turing during World War II (you can always get fun random facts on my blog hehe). The reader follows the stories of 15 women who worked for the most secret World War II organization. Now c’mon if you aren’t hooked by that then I don’t think you ever will be haha!

It’s Kind of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
The amazing Emmie from Carpe Diem Emmie and I decided to do a book swap during the summer, because we’re cool like that, and this is the book I’ll be receiving from her! I’ve been wanting to read this book for ages so when I found out that she had this book I was pretty happy! The story centers around Craig Gilner, a guy who ends up staying at a mental hospital after he experiences a suicidal episode and we follow him while he confronts the sources of his anxiety. Maybe you recognise it because they released a film based on this exact book in 2010 (I’m on a roll with all these facts). Keep an eye out for a post on this book and our book swap coming up soon!

The Big Lie* by Julie Mayhew
Like I mentioned in my Anticipated Book Pre-Orders post a couple of weeks ago, I have been looking forward to this book being released later on this month for while now so when I finally got my hands on it, I couldn’t help getting a little giddy haha! This story is set in a contemporary Nazi England while exploring issues involving friendships, sexuality and belief. From what I’ve seen already I can imagine it becoming quite big once it’s released but I’ll read the book first and let you know if I’m right hehe!

Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill
You may have seen this book featured in my July book haul but if not I’m sure you’ve noticed it roaming around social media especially as it’s become popular in the booktube community. I decided early on to read this book last because I’ve been told I might feel a little traumatised afterwards although it’s meant to be a very clever read! Let me know if you would like me to review this book and I’ll be sure to do it.

And that’s a wrap! What books are you planning to read this month? Are there any books you think I need to get a move on and read? Feel free to give me and other readers some suggestions as I know everyone appreciates a good book recommendation or two! I’ll be back soon with my birthday post and for now it’s goodbye, try not to miss me too much 😉

*This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Ali Caitrin

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  1. / 10:24 AM

    I've read and loved It's Kind Of A Funny Story. The story is so deep, yet also funny and refreshing. It's so sad about Ned Vizzini, I'd love to have read more of his books.


    • / 7:19 PM

      Yeah I heard about him just before I bought the book and I was like NOOOOO! Such a shame isn't it?

  2. / 11:03 AM

    I just finished reading Only Ever Yours and definitely leaves you feeling pretty angry and deflated! But I enjoyed it so much! Would love to see a review from you 🙂 xxx

    • / 7:20 PM

      Well as you've requested it Nikki I guess I'll be doing it, I can't say no to you 😉

  3. / 11:28 AM

    It's Kind Of A Funny Story is one of my favourite books and I'm so glad when I see other people loving it as much as I do. I really want to read The Bletchley Girls now and I think I'll pick it up, thanks!

    Beka. xo

    • / 7:22 PM

      I've heard really good things about the book so I can't wait to read it! Also I'm reading The Bletchley Girls now so I'll definitely let you know what I think of it 🙂

  4. / 11:35 AM

    Oooh The Bletchley Girls one looks good! I'd love to know what it's like, as ever since watching The Imitation Game I have been intrigued by this sort of thing! And the book swap sounds like a great idea 🙂

    Maggie xxx

    • / 7:24 PM

      Well I'm hoping to write a review on The Bletchley Girls so keep an eye out for it just in case 😉 and the book swap really good idea, really glad Emmie suggested it!

  5. / 5:33 PM

    Hi Ali

    I was just thinking 'what should I read next?' and I stumbled onto your blog! Many thanks for the great ideas!

    R xx

    • / 7:25 PM

      Oh well I'm glad I could be of assistance 😉

  6. / 11:18 AM

    These look great!! It's funny that I've been feeling the exact opposite – I love reading on my e-reader but I have been missing paperbacks lately… Can't wait to see what you thought of these.

    • / 8:07 PM

      Yeah I think when you use one a lot, you start missing the other haha!
      I'll definitely let you know what I think 😉

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