July 2017 Round Up

Books Read: 7

Where the Wild Mums Are by Katie Blackburn & Sholto Walker [Goodreads]

Sometimes I really want to go where the wild mums are for a month or 12. My mum bought me this book, intuitive woman she is, must have been able to tell the water has been right at my eyes lately. Or maybe it was just that I was so feral she always wanted to run away from me. ANYWAYS, Wild Mums is an amusing re-write of the classic kids’ tale “Where the Wild Things Are”. It made me smile and I’m sure I’ll read it again.

Saga #44 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples [Goodreads] Fantastic as always. “Whether we like it or not, most of our deepest-held beliefs come straight from the people who made us. Even when we turn against them, our parents still help define exactly what kind of ‘rebels’ we’ll be.” I’ve repeatedly read this quote over while mulling on my own teenage rebelling – no definite conclusions yet, but I think Vaughan maybe onto something.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas [Goodreads] Beautiful, powerful and brilliant! Full review to come 🙂 ❤

Pookie Aleera is not my boyfriend by Steven Herrick [Goodreads] A super cute story with a beautiful message behind it. It was an absolute joy to read.

The Lost Hero: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan (Author/Creator), Robert Venditti (Comic Adaptor) & Nate Powell (Illustrator) [Goodreads] Having read the actual book before, this was a quick and fun way to revisit the story 🙂

The Bad Book by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton (Illustrator) [Goodreads] While I did find this book amusing, it is designed for a much younger audience. I think kiddlets from 6-10 would find it hilarious.

The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil [Goodreads] More #LoveOzYA gold! Cinnamon Girl is a humorous, feel good story of growing up, friendship and the almost end of the world.

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Until next time, enjoy your shelves 🙂

4 thoughts on “July 2017 Round Up

  1. Ooh, the Lost Hero graphic novel, super keen on that one. I love Rick Riordan. I loved Cinnamon Girl, such a brilliant kick ass chick and positive body image for the win. Super keen to see what you thought of The Hate U Give as well. Such a powerful read. I think as Aussies most of us will find it super confronting as well. It gives us another perspective besides the violence we see in the media by giving Starr a voice. Hanging for the film as well.

    • They’ve also adapted the The Son of Neptune (book 2) into Graphic Novel (only the first 2 so far) and i’m madly trying to get my hands on it ’cause I dug the first one so much.

      Loved Cinnamon Girl and am keen to read more by Melissa Keil.

      I loved The Hate You Give, still haven’t figured out how to write it the review that it deserves.

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