Hello all! So if you haven’t noticed, I haven’t been doing monthly reading wrap-ups. Therefore, I decided to do a list of all of the books I’ve read thus far this year (24 listed here) and do 10-second reviews of each book. Hope you enjoy!
- Jolly Foul Play by Robin Stevens
A reread, Robin Stevens is always a pleasure, and the stakes are raised unbelievably in this one.
- Women & Power by Mary Beard
Perhaps not the manifesto it was promised to be, still a very impressive little book to tell the truth.
- The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood-Hargrave
Brilliant second book of this incredible YA author, and a great portrayal of female friendship.
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Elizabeth and Darcy are an incredible famed romantic couple, and Jane Austen’s writing makes it a pleasure to read their story!
- In Real Life by Cory Doctorow
Lovely, clever graphic novel about the lives of people across the globe whom we will likely never know.
- Percy Jackson 1-4 by Rick Riordan
Perseus Jackson; always a pleasure.
- Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
Photography and love – what’s not to like in this new, diverse YA. Not everything was to my taste, but I still gave it 4/5!
- Grave Matter by Juno Dawson
Creepy, haunting, and interesting, but not exactly something I would ever read again.
- A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge
Civil war magical realism, a girl, a bear, and dark family history mixes with a beautiful writing ability.
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
A sweet, short novel, this time about sisters that was honestly just enjoyable!
- Be Happy! by Rebecca Ray
Self-help in the form of happiness. I don’t agree with all of the tips, but either way there were some I would implement in my daily life.
- The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
Fantastic book about feminism and responding to rape and sexual assault in America, and indeed the whole world.
- Becoming Jane Austen by Jon Spence
Fascinating, complete biography of one of the most famous authors which will definitely aid me in my degree.
- Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
Thoroughly interesting and well-written book about economics and applying it to weird, real-life situations.
- In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott
Interesting memoir about a girl growing up in a cult. Not something I’ve ever read before so I was definitely interested; and it helps that it was written by a UEA professor…
- The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
Personally, not as good as Moxie, but still an interesting, multiple-POV’d novel about truth and lies.
- One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
Brilliant sequel of Three Dark Crowns, this continuum of the series really raised the stakes and changed the game, every character having their moment.
- Jane Austen and Marriage by Hazel Jones
Thought this would be more helpful to my essay, but nonetheless it was incredibly informative in the world of 19th Century marriage.
- Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard
Difficult to read in places, as always incredibly written, and a refreshingly new topic, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
- Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
I can’t actually believe I read this all in one day; fascinating look at WWI era Suffragettes and suffragists, with a sweet love interest too!
Phew that was a lot of books! If you’ve read & enjoyed any of these too I would love to hear about them in the comments! How’s your reading year going so far? 🙂
Until the next time,