July Reading Update

July Reading Update

I genuinely thought with my big US trip this month that I’d get through a lot more books than I have but long days tired me out and I had no time to read in the evenings like I had intended to.

As a follow on from last month the first thing I read was Edward Scissorhands: Whole Again which is the second comic book in the Edward Scissorhands collection and again it was nice to have more of a story around the small tale that we get in the movie. I am a massive Tim Burton fan so anything which connects any of his worlds/ characters is going to be a hit with me.

Next up is a book I had on my wishlist for a while which was Live at Brixton Academy by Simon Parkes. The book was written by the guy who bought the Brixton venue in the early 80’s for £1 and how he managed to beat all odd’s to create one of London’s finest music venues. Brixton Academy holds a special place for me because it’s where I went to my very first ‘proper’ gig and it was so interesting to read all about how different the music industry world was back there when it wasn’t all huge corporations and big wigs booking bands.

The next book I read was a book on dieting called Eat Shit And Die(t) by Max Cunningham. I wrote about it in more detail here, but the diet is based around not  changing what you eat as much as when you eat and doing intermittent fasting. This is a concept I’ve been reading up on over the last few months anyway and Max doesn’t beat around the bush explaining the theory.

The final thing I read in July was the first issue of The New 52 Suicide Squad comics: Pure Insanity. With the movies coming out I decided to begin a Suicide Squad collection and I am so glad I chose this one. It’s nice to get a good grounding of the characters and the world before seeing the movies. I have since bought issues 2-4 so I’m sure they’ll be read in August.

What have you been reading lately?


  1. LaaLaa
    August 4, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Some good reads there. I still need to make it through my books, I should start this weekend x

  2. August 4, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    When i was traveling last year, I brought loads of books for my kindle. I’m currently reading Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gibson. xx


  3. Angela Milnes
    August 4, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    It sounds like a good collection of books/ comics etc. I need to get to the library some time and do more reading directly from books. 🙂 Edward scissorhands sounds interesting.

  4. August 4, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    Eat Shit and Die(t) sounds interesting! I’ve been reading some true crime this month, really interesting.

  5. Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️
    August 4, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    I think I read 5 books in July – hopefully will read more this month! x

  6. Afshan
    August 4, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    I love a good book, will have to check out the diet book.

  7. Laura
    August 5, 2016 / 12:37 am

    I love reading, I just think I need to do it more often! I’m currently reading Girl On The Train xxx

  8. *Beth Twinderelmo*
    August 5, 2016 / 5:42 am

    We’ve started on Harry Potter. I’m
    Ashamed to say I’ve never read it but am loving it! I also love Brixton Academy. Such a great venue x

  9. Annie Brooks
    August 5, 2016 / 7:02 am

    I am so bad with reading books as never feel I have the time. I really think I might have to read one off your lost!

  10. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    August 5, 2016 / 10:26 am

    I have heard a lot about that diet book, but a lot of mixed reviews. It is on my reading list though.

  11. August 5, 2016 / 10:32 am

    Love the Suicide Squad comics. Speaking of which have you watched the film yet? I am watching it tonight so excited.

  12. August 5, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    Some lovely read coming along.
    I heard about the diet book, but I don’t think it’s for me ;))
    It will be good to hear your thoughts though.

  13. August 5, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    I am terrible and haven’t read much – I visited Hadrian’s Wall last week and there was a book for sale with 8 short stories from different writers who had written a story based on the wall – I’m looking forward to starting it x

  14. Beautyqueenuk
    August 5, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    I have read 3 books and am half way through my 4th, so I am quite impressed with myself x

  15. Emily Rose Vass ♡
    August 5, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    These sound like a varied selection of books! I’m looking forward to seeing Suicide Squad I really should try the comics!

  16. Tanya Brannan
    August 6, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    What a great selection! You are clearly quite eclectic in your choices and i think that’s great! X

  17. August 6, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    i could do with that suicide squad one! i only know 2 characters so this would be good

  18. Melanie Edjourian
    August 6, 2016 / 11:04 pm

    The Edward Scissorhands comic sounds great, I’d love to read it 😉

  19. August 7, 2016 / 4:41 pm

    I have mad about the boy book sitting on my livingroom coffee table and not even touched it.

  20. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    August 7, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    Oh I’m not a comic fan but I can’t wait to go see the movie!!

  21. August 8, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    Interesting books, I myself have been reading but it’s been a little more fictional than these you have mentioned (bar suicide squad of course). Xx

  22. Charlotte
    August 8, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    I never knew there were Edward Scissorhand comics! I will have to look out for those!

  23. August 8, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    That Edward Scissorhands comic is totally intriguing me. I LOVED the movie soooo much, so that would be fun to relive it a bit this way.

  24. Mummygadgetgeek
    August 10, 2016 / 7:50 am

    Live At The Brixton Academy sounds really interesting – I have been to a lot of gigs there too and it’s such a lovely building.

  25. Sam Bresnahan
    August 18, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    I’ve never read the Edward scissorhands comics, they sound cool! I loved the film so will have to check them out

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