February Reading Wrap Up

Monday, 29 February 2016
Hello everyone! February has really been a great reading month for me. In reality I think this is because a) I went on holiday and I'm really good at reading lots on planes and b) I had a lot of work to do for uni and I tend to procrastinate by reading. Ooops. Nevermind! I actually really loved all of the books that I read this month so I'm especially pleased by that! I'm just about on track with my GoodReads reading challenge too which is great. My goal is to read a book a week but I didn't start off the year too well so it feels good to be catching up! Anyway, here are the books I read this month and what I thought of them:

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson - So this was a reread for me and a book that I enjoyed just as much the 2nd time around. This is about a girl who has to move across the country after her dad dies. Her mum has already moved and the plan is that she will drive over with her mum's friend's son after classes have ended for the year. But they decide that instead of sticking to the planned route they'll take their own little adventure. On of my favourite things about this book is that the author did the road trip herself and has included photos, receipts, ticket stubs etc in the book. It really adds something. This is definitely a YA book but one of my favourites and is a 5/5 star book in my eyes!

Animal Farm by George Orwell - I've had this on Kindle for ages and kept putting it off because honestly I'm not the biggest fan of classics. However this is really short and interesting so I had nothing to worry about. This is about a farm of animals who revolt against the humans. They then decide that all animals are equal and that they should run the farm by themselves and for themseves. But over the time we start to see some of the animals taking positions of power and becoming more and more human like in their habits. I think it says a lot about society(George Orwell is such a brilliant author for this) and even though it is very short this is a very important and reflective book. 5/5 stars. 

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank - As I went to Amsterdam this month(blog post about the trip here) I thought it would be good to reread Anne's diary as I would be visiting where she lived. This is a really beautiful book that's also incredibly heart breaking. If you don't know the story Anne Frank was a jewish girl during WW2 and her family managed to stay hidden from the police for years by living in an annexe above her father's business before they were found and sent to concentration camps. Out of the 8 people living in the annexe her father was the only one to survive and he got Anne's diary published. The book is a very humbling read and seeing the annexe in person really helped drive it all in. It would be an insult to give this anything but 5 stars. 

#girlboss by Sophia Amoruso - So this book has been pretty popular for the last year or so but honestly I'd been put off by how expensive it was. I found a paperback copy for a really good price so I bought it and read most of the book on my plane home! It's an autobiography/guide written by the founder of Nasty Gal. Sophia Amoruso started an eBay store and now owns an extremely successful worldwide store. I really enjoyed this book and it contained lots of great tips and information whilst still being fun and easy to read. I might be writing a full review about this so I won't be saying too much more here but again I gave this book a 5/5 stars. 

What books did you read this month?

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