This year has been ridiculously busy, but reading has been my refuge. Here are the books I’ve read in the last four months…
Nicola Yoon – The Sun is Also a Star
A really sweet, light read. I preferred her book, Everything Everything (and the movie is delightful), but it was still a lovely book. Also, there’s a movie of it being made, so be sure to read it before you watch it!
Luke Allnutt – We Own The Sky
A terribly sad book, but riveting nonetheless. My only criticism is that the ending felt very rushed. It was still a moving, and heart-breaking read, and I would recommend it.
John Green – Looking for Alaska
I’ve never read a John Green book that I didn’t love, and that didn’t make me weep, and this one is no exception. I do think I’d read it before, but it’s so well-written and one instantly falls in love with the characters.
Krystal Sutherland – A Semi-definitive List of Worst Nightmares
A vivid, descriptive and beautiful piece of writing. I adored this book, and couldn’t put it down. Many topical issues are discussed in a eloquent, profound and human way. I would highly recommend it.
Elif Shafak – Three Daughters of Eve
I adored this book. Until the last three chapters. I couldn’t put it down at first, and honestly found it a bit anti-climatic, but the writing is lovely and the descriptions are vivid. (I am planning of reading more of her works, and will report back).
Scarlett Thomas – The Seed Collectors
A really strange book but entertaining nonetheless. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but the storyline is pretty interesting, albeit jumbled and confusing.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh – The Language of Flowers
Possibly my favourite read so far this year. This book is so incredibly beautiful. I could not put it down. I loved every second of reading it.
Stephanine Butland – Lost For Words
I really enjoyed this too. The story line is captivating and provides a lot of insight into issues such as domestic violence.
Lily Brooks-Dalton – Good Morning, Midnight
I couldn’t put this one down. The ending still has me stumped, but its a beautifully written book.
What are your favourite books?