My August Wrap-up

Hey guys! I can’t get over how it is already September. Time is just flying by which is so crazy to me. I didn’t end up reading as much as I’d like to in August but I’m not upset about it. I hope to read a little bit more this month but things have been busy for me so we shall see. So let’s dive in and see what I read in August.

The Walking Dead, The Rotten CoreThe Walking Dead, Vol. 31: The Rotten Core (The Walking Dead (Collected Editions) #31) By Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard (Contributor), Stefano Gaudiano (Contributor), Cliff Rathburn (Contributor)

Genre: Comic, Horror, Fiction
Pages: 136 pages
Publication Date: March 12th 2019
Publisher: Image Comics
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Plot: Rick leads the Commonwealth’s Governor, Pamela Milton, on a tour of the various communities Alexandria is aligned with. Naturally… terrible things begin to happen very quickly. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #181-186.

My Thougts: I keep telling myself I’m going to stop reading The Walking Dead comics but my friend keeps buying them for me to read so I keep reading them. Overall I still enjoy the story but a lot of the time will pass between the volumes and I forgot what happens. It doesn’t stop me from reading it though. At the same time I wonder when this series will end. I’ll probably keep reading it until it ends though. I am curious to see what is going to go down in the next volume.

Endless NightEndless Night By Agatha Christie

Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Classics
Pages: 303 pages
Publication Date: October 30th 1967
Publisher: Harper
My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Plot: When penniless Michael Rogers discovers the beautiful house at Gypsy’s Acre and then meets the heiress Ellie, it seems that all his dreams have come true at once. But he ignores an old woman’s warning of an ancient curse, and evil begins to stir in paradise. As Michael soon learns: Gypsy’s Acre is the place where fatal “accidents” happen.

My Thoughts: I have to say I almost dnfed this book. I just found it extremely slow. I felt like a lot didn’t happen until the end of the book which I didn’t enjoy. I guess now thinking about it and looking at the of the story it makes sense. I just wasn’t a fan of this. I do have to say the ending did surprise me and I did not see that coming. I feel I would given this book a higher rating if I felt I was engaged the whole time. I mean the only reason I really kept reading this book is because how highly rated it is by my friends. This time I just didn’t end up agreeing with them on this one.

The Turn of The Key (Official Cover)The Turn of the Key By Ruth Ware

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction,
Pages: 337 pages
Publication Date: August 6th 2019
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Plot: When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the unravelling events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasn’t just the girls, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasn’t even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman, Jack Grant.

It was everything.

She knows she’s made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behavior toward the children wasn’t always ideal. She’s not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty—at least not of murder. Which means someone else is.

Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, The Turn of the Key is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.

My Thoughts: I’ve been so excited to read this book for a while. I picked up up right when it came out. I ended up liking it so much. I don’t want to say too much and spoil anything but it was very well done. Ruth really surprised me with this one. This is hands down my favorite by her. It also was inspired by The Turn of the Screw so I feel I need to check that out soon. I hope I like it as much as this.

Have you guys read any of these books? If so what did you think? What books did you guys end up reading August? I would love to hear from you!

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