What I read this month (July 2018)

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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?

 

*NB: Clicking the title link will take you to Booktopia for more information about the book and the chance to buy.

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I'm a 15-year-old Aussie boy who loves to read. My favourite books include 'Jasper Jones', 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and 'The Lord Of The Rings'. My website contains reviews of books from junior fiction to YA novels and, now, adult reads as well. I only review books I like. My brother writes younger reviews for Book Boy as Book Boy Jr. My book reviews have appeared in The Sunday Telegraph, and on sites such as Children's Books Daily, Creative Kids Tales and Inside A Dog. I am a former member of the #LoveOzYA committee (2018).

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