I read some fabulous books in July. I managed to read all of the books on my TBR list and some. Yay for school (work) holidays!
Here’s my TBR for August! Thanks to Tina over at Reading Between The Pages for hosting!
As ever, click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page, if you want to add it to your TBR!
What would you do if you came home to find someone in your house?
This is the predicament Polly Cooke faces when she returns to her new home.The first weeks in the house had been idyllic, but soon Jacob, a local man, is watching her.
What does he want and why is he so obsessed with Polly?
In a situation where nothing is what it seems, you might end up regretting letting some people in.
I’m looking forward to reading this book after seeing some good reviews about. My review will be out in a few days!
Susanna Fenton has a secret. Fourteen years ago she left her identity behind, reinventing herself as a counsellor and starting a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe.
But everything changes when Adam Geraghty walks into her office. She’s never met this young man before – so why does she feel like she knows him?
Adam starts to tell her about a girl. A girl he wants to hurt. And that’s when Susanna realises she was wrong.
She doesn’t know him.
He knows her.
And the girl he plans to hurt is her daughter.
I’m so excited to read this one. I’ve had it on my Kindle for ages but I’ve been waiting until nearer release date to read it.
What silently waits in the shadows at night? What’s under your bed, keeping just out of sight?
Do you ever hear strange, creaking noises at night? Ever wonder what makes those noises?
Lucy Dungston always did.
Until, one morning, Lucy discovers that all the grown-ups have disappeared – as if into thin air. Chaos descends as the children in Lucy’s town run riot. It’s mayhem. It’s madness. To most kids, it’s amazing!
But Lucy wants to find out the truth. Lucy lost her dad not long ago, and she’s determined not to lose her mum too. She’s going to get her back – and nothing is going to stop her… except maybe the Creakers.
This is the kid-lit choice for this month and I can’t wait to check it out. I haven’t read anything by Tom Fletcher other than this picture books.
The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere.
From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl’s brain in a boy’s body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn’t feel like herself in boys’ clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz’s story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.
This is the Banned Book for August. Yes, banned. My mind boggles. Can’t wait to discuss it in the Banned Books feature later this month.