March Reading Wrap-Up

So, there is still another day of March but I am not going to finish my current book in that time so I thought I would do my wrap-up today.

I feel like it hasn’t been the best month for reading. Some of the books were pretty good, but none were amazing. I feel like most of the books have dragged a lot and I haven’t enjoyed reading as much this month. I still managed six books but that’s not as much as previous months.

I have been very good about writing reviews this month however, and have already reviewed all of the books!Read More »

February Reading Wrap-Up

So, February has been another good reading month for me. The last week was a little slower than the rest of the month but I am still pretty pleased with myself. I have finished 9 books so far this month but should finish my current one this evening.

I have read a good mix of genres this month, YA, thrillers, crime, contemporary and non-fiction!

I have also read a variety of formats this month. Until about six months ago I read almost exclusively on my Kindle but this month I have read ebooks, hardcovers and paperbacks. I have managed to persuade my fiancé to take me on two trips to the bookstore in the last few months and am building up a nice stack of books on my desk as a result!Read More »

Nov/Dec Reading wrap-up

So, as usual, it has been a while! I keep randomly updating in the middle of months rather than at the end, so this finishes off November as well as December.

November

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So, I have been trying to read more classics given that I missed reading any at school due to moving around so much. I really liked Pride and Prejudice but Sense and Sensibility didn’t do it for me. I assume as it’s a classic, I don’t need to provide a synopsis? 3/5 stars

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I got this in my book subscription. It’s ok. It’s about a mysterious illness spreading through a school. It’s supposed to be contemporary but felt more YA to me, and YA isn’t my favourite. The characters are ok, the story was just a bit lacking. I think I would have liked it more if I was younger. 3.5/5Read More »

Reading Wrap-Up

So, as usual it’s been a long time since I last posted. Mostly because of work. Maybe I will try to do shorter posts that I can do quickly and therefore more often. Who knows.

Anyway… I will do a quick wrap up of everything I have read since the last post! I know it’s a bit of a random time of the month to do this sort of post but I have to just do them when I have time and I am on leave at the moment.

The rest of July….

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I liked this book quite a lot, but I don’t know why, I know that’s not very helpful. Not a lot really happens, a girl moves in to work for a family where the husband is a painter and he paints her. That’s about it. 4/5

sharp

I liked this book but not as much as the other two books of hers that I have read. Standard thriller really, journalist goes home to write about/investigate murders. 4/5Read More »

Reading Wrap-up

So, it’s been a long time since I have posted! Unfortunately I have been busy with work so not had the time I had hoped to dedicate to my blog.

So, I am going to give you a quick run-down of everything I have read since March! Some of these books are so well known in the reading community that I wont really say much about them.

I will try to dedicate a bit more time to my blog and maybe do some more booktube tags as blog posts as I quite like those. At some point I also want to work on making my blog just look a bit more interesting but I am struggling to find the time at the moment.

April

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The blurb on the back of this book is far more interesting than the book itself. The stuff about the kids from the village is odd and badly explained, not a lot happens, it’s just dull. I gave it 2/5. 

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I have written a review post about this one.Read More »

March Reading Wrap-Up

So, I have had some time off work during March and managed to do a lot of reading. I will be posting full reviews over the next few days but just wanted to give a quick run-down of what I have read in March first. I will try from now on to post reviews as I go along too but it depends how much time I have.

So I managed to read 11 books in March!!!

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This is the story of a young girl and her dad. He essentially kidnaps her, takes her to an isolated cabin and claims the world has ended. It was ok, I liked the format but I think what was supposed to be a bit of a “twist” was predictable.

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So, I read this basically because everyone seems to talk about it. I didn’t really like it to be honest, I think maybe it is a bit young for me. It is the story of a boy who goes looking for answers after the death of his grandfather. His grandfather used to tell him stories about his childhood and show him pictures of the strange looking children he grew up with.Read More »

February Wrap-up

Despite it being a short month I managed to read quite a few books in February! This is just a brief run down rather than full reviews as I am only starting this blog in March!

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This is the story of a high school shooting. It’s told from the point of view of the mother of the shooter, Kevin. An interesting idea for a book but this was probably my least favourite of those I read in February, I just felt it was a bit slow and long.

 

Sisterskeeper

This is the story of a young girl who tries to become medically emancipated so she doesn’t have to keep being a donor for her sick sister. I had seen the film before reading the book, so generally knew what to expect. The end of the book is totally different to that of the film though so even if you have seen the film this is definitely worth the read.

 

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Having enjoyed Gone Girl I was keen to try another Gillian Flynn book and this didn’t disappoint. The book is about the murder of a family, that one surviving member went to prison for. Many years later doubt over the culprit is raised and the book explores what really happened. It was a good read but I was a little disappointed with the truth that comes out.

 

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This follows a couple on a trip across Europe that goes horribly wrong. Like Dark Places it was generally a good read but I was a little disappointed by the ending and the theme behind all of the problems.

 

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This follows a married couple that seem perfect but, as the title suggests things are very different “behind closed doors”. This was one of the better books I read this month and I would definitely recommend it.

 

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The cover says it all really. The main character finds a book in her house that turns out to be about her. What is written in the book is not however the real story. It is a good read, a little sad when you find out the truth.

 

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I know this is very popular on Book Tube but I am not a fan. I think YA in general just isn’t really for me so that may be the problem. This follows two teenagers that meet when they are both sort of planning to jump off a bell tower to kill themselves. They develop a relationship and it goes from there.