Hi there! How are you? I hope you’re good. Today I’m going to wrap-up February. I know this post is a bit late, but I’ve been really busy lately. Let’s get into it straight away!
Reading wise I had a pretty solid month. I read a total of 7 books and I enjoyed them all!
The Power by Naomi Alderman
The first book I read was different from the expectations I had going into it in the way that it kind of skipped the empowering bit and went straight on to terrifying. This was a very thrilling book. I liked the main characters, especially Roxanne and the writing style was pleasant. The main reason I liked this book though, is the criticism on society packed into it. It really makes you think. I gave this 4 out of 5 stars and I would recommend it.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
This was my first Agatha Christie book and I was very pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed going along with the story and trying to find out who it was. I didn’t guess the conclusion at all though, but I see that as a good thing. It would’ve been boring otherwise. Anyway, I gave this 4.5 out of 5 stars. I really enjoyed it!
George by Alex Gino
Then I participated in the Contemporary-a-thon and I picked up George. This was such a sweet and heart-warming story! I’m very glad it exists. I liked the characters and the simple plot. I ended up giving it 4 out of 5 stars.
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
This was a love story, but very heart-breaking at the same time. It was a lot heavier than I had expected. I liked the characters as they were realistic. I was frustrated by Sebastian a few times, but in a way that added to the story. I also think the religion part of this novel was done well. The book discussed some of the faults of the LDS religion, but did so with respect. This book didn’t bash religion and I appreciated that. I gave it a solid 4 out of 5 stars.
Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh
This book really hit me, but I can’t explain why. The story made me feel things and I really liked it. The ending was heart-breaking. I liked the art style and its creative use of blue. I gave this 4.5 out of 5 stars and I would highly recommend it. It’s the best thing I read all month!
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
I’m not sure how to rate this. There are several stories intertwined and some I liked, some I didn’t. I think the narration by the generation of gay men who died of AIDS added a lot to the story. I didn’t know about it going into the book, but I think it was definitely a good thing. Overall I happy I’ve read this as in my mind it’s one of the first gay YA books. I don’t even know if that’s true. Anyway, I’ve wanted to read it for a while now and I kept putting it on TBRs. I’m glad I’ve finally read it. Ultimately I decided to give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Odette Toulemonde et autres histoires by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Lastly, I read this for French class. I only read the ‘Odette Toulemonde’ short story and I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. It wasn’t bad. It was just very average to me.
Here is an overview of everything I posted on my blog this month!
That’s all for this month! I hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for reading! Until you next time!