Wednesday, 7 December 2016

October and November Reading Wrap Up

As I only read one book in October I thought it would be best just to save it and write a combined reading wrap up this month instead! Thankfully November has been a much busier reading month for me and I'm now back on track for achieving my goal of reading 52 books this year. I can't believe that we're already this far through the year. Although seriously aren't we all really excited for 2016 to be over? I know I am! Here are the books I've read recently and what I thought of them!


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - Ok, so this book is definitely as cringy as it sounds. But I'm not even a little bit ashamed to admit that this is one of my favourite book series. When I'm busy and I've got a lot of work stressing me out then there's nothing that I want more than an easy read. This book is about an American high school senior whose dad sends her to complete her final year at an American school in Paris. This book is all about making new friends, exploring a new city and of course, a boy. I gave this 5/5 stars and it's the second time I've read it. Big cheesy thumbs up from me. 

Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland* - Our Chemical Hearts is unfortunately, not about chemistry.  But I still enjoyed reading it. It's your basic young misunderstood teen love story. Although the plot was a little different to anything I'd read before so it was nice in that respect. Maybe I'm just too old for young adult novels but I honestly found the teen angst in this to be far too much and that the conversations between the characters didn't strike me as very unrealistic. I did give this 3/5 stars as I think it's a really good YA novel I just feel like I'm outgrowing the genre.

Fly On The Wall by E. Lockhart* - This is a really short novel so definitely a good one if you're looking for an easy read. This book is about a teen girl who feels quite isolated and wishes that she could literally just be a fly on the wall. And then Franz Kafka style - that wish comes true. Even though this book is quite short the character goes through a lot of development. Unlike a lot of teen novels the character is actually pretty level headed which is nice to see. I gave this one 4/5 stars because I do feel it could have been a teensy bit longer.

Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin* - So this one was an interesting book! This non-fiction novel interviews several transgender/gender fluid teenagers from the New York area. It also provides lots of information for people who may be transgender or wish to support a transgender child/friend. I've never read something like this before and it was very interesting but also really in depth. I think it's a very positive book and something that a lot of people could really do with reading. It wasn't long but it told a lot of different stories in a short space of time. 5/5 stars.

As always, leave any recommendations in the comments!

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