I’m hoping to do do these reading posts every month, because books are such an important part of my life. I’ve been trying to read a lot more lately too, because I tend to push it aside when I have extra homework (which is almost every night) or activities. However, I really value reading, and I miss it when I’m not. I’ve been trying to work in an added 15-30 minutes every night to read. It’s hard, but I always feel happier when I do. As I’m now at risk of further rambling, here’s what I read this month. (And also, these ratings are my opinion only, and I am in no way trying to offend readers or authors. The ratings are out of five stars)
Finishing School by Gail Carriger// 3 stars
I enjoyed this series thoroughly. It was well written, funny/witty, and super informative in a un-nonfiction-y way. I found myself practicing my curtsy and putting books on my head while reading these books. I did find myself a little bored at some parts, which is why it’s only three out of five stars, but I’d definitely recommend it (especially the first: Etiquette and Espionage).
Five Feet Apart by Mikki Daughtry, Rachael Lippincott, and Tobias Iaconis// 3 stars
This book was not only inspiring, but it was a close-up view of the life of a teen with cystic fibrosis. I loved the plot, cliche as it was, and couldn’t really set the book down. Despite this, I felt that the book lacked the emotion that I felt should have been there. This is a bit of a spoiler, but I was also pretty disappointed with how it ended.
The Story of My Life by Helen Keller// 4 stars (Not finished)
I am loving this book! I am required to read it for a project at school, and I didn’t think I would like it, but I really like Helen Keller’s writing. It’s super descriptive (which is incredible, as she only has 3 out of 5 senses), and I like the way it flows. That said, it does get a little slow sometimes. Despite that, I’m really enjoying The Story of My Life, and it’s definitely worth a read.
Zero Day by Jan Gangsei// 4 stars
I just finished this today, but wow! It was really great. I loved how it switched perspectives, and I was totally hooked from start to finish. I can’t complain about this book. (I just wish it a: was longer and b: didn’t end in a cliffhanger!) It was so good, and it suits everyone’s taste. Really, it was that good!
Have you read any of these books? What did you think? What are you reading right now? Do you have any recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments below!