What We’re Reading In August
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August for me is going to be all about easy reading. The sun is out, the breeze is warm and it’s the perfect time to have a flick through a good book.
I have a diverse mixture to share with you today, and they include cooking, tongue twisters, and dragons!
If you like the sound of any of the books, click the links included to go straight to the Waterstones website and give yourself a treat!
August reading list:
Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons – Dugald Steer
This is such a beautiful book, and it’s one that I’ve owned for a long time. My mum got it for me quite a few years ago, and it’s always taken pride of place on my bookshelf.
This book is perfect for anybody that is into dragons and fantasy. It’s also great for people that like to have interesting coffee table books dotted about (are they even still a thing?!).
I’ve been reading this with Cupar, and I’m hoping that he’ll come to love it as much as I do. It’s a great book for kids, and its also something that adults can appreciate too.
One of the best things about it is that it has some wonderful touchy feely sections in it. You get to have a play with dragon skin, dragon dust and even learn about dragon anatomy!
Kitchen: Recipes From the Heart of the Home – Nigella Lawson
As mentioned in New Month, New Goals, I’m hoping to start cooking more family meals. And as I’m very much a beginner, a good cookbook is always good to have on hand to give me some much needed inspiration.
I love food that is warm and comforting, and Nigella’s Kitchen does this so well. I made her chili last week, and it was amazing!
This book is packed full of family recipes, feel good food and sugary sweet indulgent treats. Its the perfect book to start off a cooking journey, and I’m looking forward to trying everything that it has to offer.
Gerald’s Game – Stephen King
My brother popped round recently to drop off some books he didn’t want anymore, and Gerald’s Game was one of them. I’ve seen the film on Netflix, and I’m so pleased to finally own the book.
I’m a big Stephen King fan, but there are so many of his books that I haven’t had a chance to read yet. I’m trying to build up my collection so that I can start working my way through them.
Gerald’s Game is an intensely eerie psychological thriller which will definitely leave you with a bit of a chill!
The Three Billy Goats Gruff – First Readers – Marks & Spencer
I picked this book up in a charity shop for 40p, and Cupar loves it. He loves it so much in fact that we have to read it together about a 100 times a day. He runs his fingers along the words and nods his head as we go through it.
The version we have has lots of colourful pictures, an information section on ‘helping your child to read’, and a little activity section in the back.
Obviously, its a classic story that everyone knows, and having it in book form means that we can have fun going through the book together.
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish – Dr. Seuss
We love Dr. Seuss, and this book is a firm bedtime favourite.
It consists of a series of short rhyming stories about two children and the weird and wonderful animals they meet and play with.
It did take me a while to get used to reading this, as some of the stories have a tongue twister vibe to them, but once you get the hang of it, it flows.
Cupar finds them hilarous and especially likes the story about Ned in his little bed!
Jurassic park – Michael Crichton
Aeron’s new read this month is Jurassic Park, and he can’t stop talking about it! He’s read it hundreds of times before, but the way he gets lost in it, you’d think he’d never seen it before.
I have to admit, I didn’t know this was a book until a couple of weeks ago. Aeron’s listening to the audio version, and from what I’ve heard so far, it’s definitely worth a read.
I’m a big fan of the film, but this book packs so much more of a punch and really draws you in. Some of the scenes are horribly gruesome which is always a bit of a surprise!
What are you reading this month? Have you tried any of the books mentioned above?
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