This week was very busy, and a little depressing. But most importantly it was the start of NaNoWriMo 2018! I’m pleased to say I’ve managed to keep my word count so far, and the story seems like it will be a lot of fun. I’m excited!
This week has been all about writing. I am now probably 2/3 of the way through the 400 page A4 refill pad I’m hand-writing my book onto, and typing up as I finish each chapter. Current word count is around 20,000 words!! Hopefully it’s getting better as it goes.
Rating: Exceptional (Book of the Month August 2018)
A popular author’s first book.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1900)
“Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first person she meets and then teams up with three strangers to kill again.” (Newspaper clipping…do I really need to tell you what this is about?)
Rating: 4/5 Buttons
A book turned movie you’ve seen but haven’t read.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner (2009)
A group of boys are trapped in a colossal maze, filled with murderous machines. One day, a girl is dumped in their midst and then everything goes wrong, fast!
Rating: 5/5 Buttons
A book turned TV show you’ve seen but haven’t read.
Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie (2012)
If you like the whole “Sleepy little town has more murders than small countries” genre, and you like priests you’ll probably like this book.
A book about Gods, their dwindling power and the coming war. This book is cleverly crafted, brilliantly written and endlessly entertaining. Once again Gaiman delivers a cracking read! A must have for fans of fantasy and myths.
So there we have it. Badass Books Reading Challenge #3 is complete. I’m only 8 books away from completing Reading Challenge: Around the World 2018, and 16 books away from 100 books total, which I reckon I should manage by the end of the month.
Last thing before I go:
Top 3 of the Challenge:
You gotta pick a top three, so here are mine (Drum roll please):
You should go out and read these books immediately!!
Finally, a big thank you to mehawkins.com for writing the reading challenge in the first place.