For some reason August was a horrific month for reading, I think with festivals, trips and just generally being out and about I didn’t get my evening routine of reading very often.
The first book I read of course was Harry Potter and the Cursed Child inspired by a J K Rowling story. I was kind of gutted to see it was the screenplay script, but in hindsight I shouldn’t have been as the script existed and to make it into a book would have taken quite a while. I am very happy with the way the story progressed but I found with just stage directions you didn’t feel a lot of emotion for the characters like you usually do with books, but overall still a great story. Part of me wishes I hadn’t read it before seeing the show because now I am going to know what to expect but I don’t think I could hang on that long.
Next up I read the second volume in The New 52 series of Suicide Squad entitled Basilisk Rising which was hugely enjoyable and gave me a chance to explore new characters and a completely different storyline to how the movie came out. I am really enjoying this series of graphic novels and have the next few to keep me going, but hopefully these won’t take me quite as long to get through.
The final book I read in August was ‘You Don’t Have To Like Me: Essays on Growing Up, Speaking Out and Finding Feminism’ by Alida Nugent. This was actually I book I picked up when I was in New York as it looked really interesting and I have got pretty into reading memoir style books. This was a great read as Alida talked about her difficulties with bulimia, trying to get the ‘perfect’ body, trials and tribulations of her sex life and other areas. I’m definitely going to be trying to read more non-fiction books so this is a great start.