This month I got five new books. That’s a lot to my standards and I’m excited to tell you what those books are. So without further ado, let’s do this!
the beginning of the month I went to the Antwerp Book Fair and there I bought four books.
1. Red queen by Victoria Aveyard
The first time I read this book I lent it from the library and I loved it. I didn’t expect to really like and to be honest I just picked it up because of the cover, but then I read it and it quickly became one of my favourites. So I decided I had to own it myself. As you probably have guessed, I gave this book 5 out of five stars.
2. Glass sword by Victoria Aveyard
As I already knew that I loved the first book, I decided to also get the sequel Glass sword. I’m currently reading this book, but I’m only 50 pages in at the moment, so I can’t really say if I like it or not.
3. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
I was browsing the books and when I read this synopsis I was intrigued. I’ve been looking for some feminist books for a while, so I bought this book and I very happy I have it now. I’m hoping to get on to reading it soon.
4. The art of being normal by Lisa Williamson
I picked up this book because I’m trying to read more diverse. This was the first book I’ve ever read with a transgender main character and I’m happy I did. I really liked the diversity, but the story itself wasn’t amazing, so I gave this book 3.5 out of 5 stars. I wanted to like this book more, but unfortunately I didn’t. It was a very quick read though.
And last but definitely not least my aunt gave me a book as a gift. Huge thanks to her for getting me this book, because I really wanted to read it.
5. This is where it ends by Marieke Nijkamp
This book has been getting a lot of mixed reviews. A lot of people like it and a lot of people don’t. I flew through this book, I couldn’t put it down. It was thrilling and I really appreciated the diversity. Two of the main characters are queer females, two of the main characters are Hispanic and there are a lot of other PoC characters. I gave this book five out of five stars. Also, if you’re wondering, the Dutch title of this book is 54 minuten which translates to 54 minutes.
I just quickly want to mention that I also lent a lot of books from the library this month. I wont go into much detail, but here is a list:
- Amy & Roger’s epic detour by Morgan Matson
- The Raven boys by Maggie Stiefvater
- Hollow city by Ransom Riggs
- Library of souls by Ransom Riggs
- Destroy me by Tahereh Mafi
- Prisoner of night and fog by Anne Blankman
- Unravel me by Tahereh Mafi
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
- Fracture me by Tahereh Mafi
I hope you enjoyed this post! I’ll post my November wrap-up soon. Untill next time!