October Reading Wrap Up

Sunday, 1 November 2015
Hello everyone! What a quick month it has been. And a good one at that. This month I set myself the challenge of reading 4 books. I've totally smashed that this month and read 6. I read a few on my Kindle which I've not done for a while but it was nice to get back into using it. For some reason I find that I read a lot faster on my Kindle. I've also only got 2 books left to go before I finish my GoodReads 2015 reading challenge. Definitely completing that! Here are the 6 books I read this month and what I thought about them:

Life On The Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers -  One of my flatmates lent me this book and I read it in a day. The book is made up of letters that a mother and daughter leave to each other on their  fridge door. Because of this it was a really fast read but very addictive and hard to put down. It takes a bit of a twist(which was honestly a little predictable) and it gets very sad. So in the space of a few hours this book totally broke my heart. Really interesting writing style with a great story line too. 5/5 stars would really recommend!

Am I Normal Yet by Holly Bourne - This was October's Sassy Books read for the month. You can read my full post about it here. This is a book about a teenage girl with OCD. Personally I had a lot of mixed feelings towards this. But you'll have to read my review to find out why ;) 3/5 stars.

Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged* - This is probably my favourite book out of all the ones I read this month. It's about a muslim woman who works in publishing. Sofia isn't married and is sick of all the outside pressure she gets about it. She starts writing a book about muslim dating and her publishing company want to go ahead with it but the more she writes, the more unsure she feels about it. The main character was fun, witty and realistic. I really enjoyed reading this one and was pretty gutted when it was over. 5/5 stars. Better than Bridget Jones.

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp - This book came into my hands in a very weird way. It was given to my friend Lis by a publisher in America. She came home to Scotland but decided I'd like it after she'd read it and passed it on to me. So thank you very much! Although it doesn't actually go on sale  until 2016. This book is about a school shooting and it's all told in the space of an hour from the perspective of several difference characters. I really enjoyed this book and read it really quickly but I couldn't really connect to quite a few of the characters and that made me struggle to find it as sad as I maybe should have. I rated it 4/5 stars and think it might spark some interesting debates. 

When I Was Me by Hilary Freeman* - I thought that this sounded like a really great read: a teenage girl wakes up in her bed but realises that everything else has changed. All the people in her life are all still there but they seem to be leading different lives and like she was a totally different person. But this book let me down a lot. When she woke up in her new life she seemed too easily willing to let go of who she was before. And this book also introduced the aspect of quantum mechanics. I've actually done quite a bit of quantum mechanics so I understood everything mentioned in the book but I can imagine someone else reading this and being totally confused. Maybe a good idea but not a great book. I gave it 2/5 stars.

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell - I've been trying to reread a book every month and this is my book for October. It's about a guy who works at a newspaper and it's his job to read the emails flagged by their systems software a being inappropriate(ie containing swearwords etc). He keeps seeing the emails between two friends but enjoys reading them and can't bring himself to report them. But after a while he starts to develop feelings for one of the girls. This book is adorable. It's admittedly not my favourite Rainbow Rowell book. That's not a bad thing though as all her other books are absolutely amazing so this is actually really good. I gave it 4/4 stars the last time I read it but this time around I'm updating it to 5/5.

What books did you read this month?

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