What I Read In August

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Airframe by Michael Crichton. I read the description for this and immediately went out and bought it:

“The twin jet plane en route to Denver from Hong Kong is merely a green radar blip half an hour off the California coast when the call comes through to air traffic control:

‘Social Approach, this is TransPacific 545. We have an emergency.’ The pilot requests priority clearance to land – then comes the bombshell – he needs forty ambulances on the runway”.

It started out good but the conclusion was really kind of disappointing.

Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig. This is partly a handbook for those with depression/ anxiety and partly Matt Haig’s account of his experience with depression. Really good, a must read for people with depression.

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman. I read this years ago, probably around the time it came out (which means I must have been about 10) and it was really interesting to read it again. I had forgotten large parts of it and must not have quite fully got all the references to the bible. If you read the His Dark Materials series as a kid I would highly recommend reading it again.

Reawakened by Colleen Houck. I can’t stand insta-love and bad history. This book was a mix of the two. See my full review here.

The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin. I enjoyed this and will read the next book in the series however I didn’t think it was quite as good as Jemisin’s other books. See my full review here.

The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. This book was basically an episode of Star Trek and it was amazing and I love it. See my full review here.

(Not pictured because ebooks are a thing.)

The Ship by by Antonia Honeywell. I was actually going to buy a copy of this so I’m glad I found it on Netgalley. It could have been a really interesting dystopia but was ruined by an annoying main character. See my full review here.

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson. This book was amazing. Its like The Martian but longer and on the International Space Station. Also the first line is “The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason“. See my full review here.

Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald. I love this book. Its set on the moon and it’s about a family who run a helium mining operation. Its fantastic and I have a copy on pre-order. See my full review here.

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9 Responses to “What I Read In August”

  1. Lebogang Mokoena

    Great books you have consumed. I have The Amber Spyglass but unfortunately have not got the time to read it. I am inspired to read after seeing your post. Thank you Emma 🙂

  2. kellyela

    When you first posted about having acquired Reasons To Stay Alive, I was very curious to see your review and am now even more interested in the read. Just added it to my to-read list!

  3. Sandra

    Wow, you get through some books. I’ve also read Airframe and loved it. Kept me totally captivated all the way through. As a budding writer, (late in life), I read as much as I can, it helps me develop my writing style. I enjoyed publishing my first novel….it’s not perfect, but well edited! Now struggling to write more. Keep up the good work.


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