Hello everyone! We’re back to another reading wrap up. Similarly to last month, I’m going to organise this in order of least rated to most rated. I read a total of x books this month. I started off really well, reading a lot in the first 2 weeks and participating in several readathons. But in the last 1-2 weeks I’ve kind of hit a reading slump. I’ve been reading 3 books for almost a week now which is unlike me and I keep starting new books and putting them back down! Hopefully it doesn’t last.
Title: Kids in Orange: Voices from Juvenile Detention
Author: Mindy Hardwick
Ebook: 210 pages
I wasn’t a huge fan of this book to be honest. That’s not to say that other people won’t enjoy it, but it just wasn’t for me. It wasn’t what I expected and I struggled to finish it. It was more about the author than about the individual cases of the kids.
Title: Emergency Admissions: Memoirs of an Ambulance Driver
Author: Kit Wharton
Ebook: 240 pages
I quite enjoyed this book. I love these kinds of ‘true life’ stories from people in the jobs and this was one of many on the market. The author had some really interesting and different stories to tell, definitely one to check out if it’s something you’re interested in.
Title: The Final Silence
Author: Stuart Neville
Ebook: 353 pages
This book was okay. I’m glad I read it, and it was really interesting to read a story that’s set in my home town. I came across this as part of my yearly reading challenge. It took a little bit to get in to this story, it almost felt like I was following two storylines for a while. A nice, interesting read.
Title: Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
Audiobook: 11 hours 43 minutes
This is another book that has been on my TBR for a long time and also on my yearly challenge lists. I enjoyed it, it wasn’t my favourite book but I can definitely see why it has made some other people’s favourite lists. Definitely worth a read/watch.
Title: The Wednesday Letters
Author: Jason F. Wright
Paperback: 280 pages
This story was really cute but also very character driven. It was incredibly sweet to see the relationship between the parents and the family and discover their history through these letters. I loved the addition of the epilogue in the form of a letter stuck in the back of the book. A nice read to break up some of the other books.
Title: Me & Earl & the Dying Girl
Author: Jesse Andrews
Paperback: 295 pages
This was a beautifully heartbreaking story of friendship, love and acceptance. At first I wasn’t sure I liked the character of Earl, but towards the middle/end of the book, he was my favourite character. The characters development in the story is lovely to see and it’s definitely a book I would recommend.
Title: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Paperback: 338 pages
I really enjoyed this book. I came across the series after hearing about it quite a few times on Booktube. I found the book in the library and it was great! There was some common tropes in it that I didn’t like and I feel like I can predict some of the things that are going to happen, but it’s a unique story and I’m invested.
This is the first half of my wrap up, featuring books starred 0-3. My 4 and 5 star reads are coming in a new, separate wrap up. It’ll be a little bit late and I apologise for that! Been a mad month.
Love & Laughter