What I read this month (July 2018)

Books I read this month | bookboy.com.auThere’s nothing like school holidays to help lift my reading average, and this time I was lucky to spend three weeks travelling in Canada (read: lots of time spent on planes for starters). I hope you might find something here to read next.


Sapiens: A brief history of humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

I picked this up at Kidsbooks in Vancouver, and really enjoyed it. It’s an interesting look at human history, from the dawn of Homo Sapiens.

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

I started this on a friend’s recommendation but found it slow and heavy going.

1984 by George Orwell

This is really good. I was surprised by how contemporary it felt. 

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend

You might remember I read (and highly recommended) the first book in this series last month. I think this one was even better.

Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

It is rare for me to say that a movie was better than a book, but I think that in this case it might be true. I liked the book but I think the movie, Love, Simon, was a standout.

Every Word by Ellie Marney

I enjoyed the second book in the ‘Every’ series. You’ll find a full review of the first book here.

What have you been reading?


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