This is one of my favourite weekly tags, so many people do it that it’s really fun! In July, every book I read was 5 stars. Maybe I was being too liberal, but it was a brilliant selection. Sadly, I just don’t have time to review them all, but I’d still love to share my thoughts (and hopefully get some of your thoughts) on them. So I’m going to use this tag to do some mini reviews!
Wednesday is hosted over at Taking On A World Of Words, go and check out their site! If you’ve had a go at this tag, feel free to link your post in the comments. And here’s what I’ve been up to these past weeks!
What I Finished Recently
After nearly two years of excited anticipation, I finally read Any Way The Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell. I did manage to review this, and you can find my (spoiler free) review here!
New favorite book? Ahhhh A Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue by Mackenzie Lee was so entertaining. Some of the character development and plot was predictable, in the best possible way. Everything you wanted to happen, happened. However, other bits that were totally unexpected and I was hooked. IT WAS SO GOOD!
I have literally no complaints about A Good Girls Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson. None. I was literally skim reading it at the end to try and find out who did it, it was absolutely engrossing. The characters were brilliant, while I was scared that Pippa would be a book smart cringey nerd, she was a really competent and interesting character.
What I’m Currently Reading
Have you ever read something that is just… badly written? There’s no other way of phrasing it. I was intrigued by the premise of Guard Your Heart by Sue Divin, about the impact of the Troubles 18 years afterwards on a teenage romance. But it currently feels more like a tourist guidebook than a novel.
I’m also listening to 1984 by George Orwell on Spotify (slowly working my way through the free audiobooks…). It’s absolutely amazing. It’s reminding me why people read classics, why I read classics, why books become classics. 1984 fully deserves to go down in the history books and I am blown away by how this terrifying reality can be so easily compared to various historic (and present) scenarios.
There’s also a David Bowie album that was nearly the 1984 musical, if you need any more incentive to read it! I’m getting very excited seeing the meaning behind these songs I love.
What I Want To Read Next
I HAVE SO MANY BOOKS TO READ! It’s very exciting (and hard to know what to read next). I think I’ll probably go for To Kill A Mockingbird soon, because I really want to watch the film. What other reason could there be for reading a book?
My favourite posts of the month (or there abouts)
I’ve seen so many amazing posts this month, but some of my favourite and most creative ones had to be…