Hey everyone! I realised I completely forgot to post my book haul yesterday and so that is why I have combined my book haul and wrap up into one post so you aren’t overwhelmed! Anyway let’s start out with the wrap up!
Last month I managed to read 6 books, now I know that doesn’t sound like much but I think I got into a huge reading slump when I got back to school and I actually found myself putting a book down this month which I definitely don’t do often. Don’t get me wrong the story was amazing, I just think I wasn’t in the right mind set for it what with all the stress from school and stuff. Anyway, let me tell you about all the books I read last month!
Firstly, I read ‘Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour’ by Morgan Matson.
I don’t really tend to read many contemporary books but this one makes an exception. This story is about a girl called Amy who’s dad has just died in a tragic way and Amy’s mum wants to pack up and move all the way to the other side of America. Amy is going to drive the car down later after she’s finished her exams but she doesn’t want to drive so she enlists the help of an old family friend Roger to drive. The story is so funny and witty and cute and relatable and all those good things. The characters are so detailed and hilarious so the story flows along with them so well. Not only are there words in this book but there are receipts, photographs and playlists in here which make the book so much more interesting. It’s like a little scrapbook, it’s so cute! I loved this book so much and I gave it a 5 out of 5 stars! Amazing!
Next up, I read ‘The Hallowed Ones’ and ‘ The Outside’ by Laura Bickle.
This book is all about a girl called Katie who lives in an Amish community. She is about to go out into the outsude world for a taste of outside life when something happens that prevents this, To see more about a summary of this book check out my welcome post where I tell you about it in more detail. I love these books so so much! I love the characters (especially Alex) and I love how the relationships strengthen as they try to survive. I love Laura Bickle’s writing style very much, she keeps you gripped and hung
on her every word. I gasped out loud so many times while reading this book as it surprised me so much (or I’m just really thick). I also gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars. Absolutely fantastic!
And next I read… ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro.
I’m not going to explain this story too much because the enjoyment is in the not knowing and the shocks of the dark truths. I had to read this book for school but I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would. This book is a dark dystopian all about these woman looking back on her days at Hailsham School and discovering the fragility of life. This book made me think about things I never thought of before and hit me really hard with the emotional side of it. The only thing I had a problem with was the jumping between time periods but once you got half way through you forgot about all that. I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars. So good!
And finally, I read ‘Cinder’ and ‘Scarlet’ by Marissa Meyer- The first two books in The Lunar Chronicles…
There are no words to describe how amazing this series is. This series is all about a girl called Cinder and she is a cyborg… I know awesome right? There is nothing else I need to add to that other than it’s all about her trying to live under her stepmother Adri and stepsisters and the plague. Some people say that this book is predictable but I really really enjoyed it and Prince Kai…. If you read this book let me know because I would love to fangirl over Prince Kai with you… I love him… Anyway, I love how the series grows with each book. In Scarlet we meet Scarlet (duh?) who is very similar to Little Red Riding Hood. All of the characters stay throughout the books and so a whole world is created and it’s just amazing! I think I like Cinder a little bit more than Scarlet but that’s just me. I loved these books so much and I gave them both a 5 out of 5 stars.
Now onto my book haul. I bought 15 books last month.
The Shatter Me trilogy by Tahareh Mafi- Shatter Me, Unravel Me and Ignite Me.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.
The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare.
The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare- Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess.
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare.
Deep Blue, book one in The Waterfire Saga by Jennifer Donnely.
The bind up of the first three books in the Sweep series by Cate Tiernan- Book of Shadows, The Coven and Bloodwitch.
Scarlet and Cress by Marissa Meyer.
The Outside by Laura Bickle.
The Storm by Virginia Bergin.
Thank you guys so much for reading. I’m sorry again that I didn’t read that much last month. How was your reading month? Do you have any new books you’d like to tell me about? I’ll be posting again super soon so keep an eye out. All my social media links are down below, please feel free to use them.
See you soon, bye!