Sunday, 30 November 2014

November Reading Wrap Up

Hello everyone. Its that time again. Time for the monthly reading wrap up. November has been a pretty solid reading month for me and I finished 5 books, 3 of which were rereads. I've reread a lot of books since starting uni, I find I read books faster if I've read them before and I know I'm going to enjoy them. Plus I don't need to buy new books or go to the library. I'm well on track with my GoodReads challenge for the year and can't wait to finish off the year by hitting my 100 book goal!    


Me, Early and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews - Whilst it has a pretty morbid title this is one of the funniest books I've read in a long time. Funnily enough it is about a guy, his friend Earl and a dying girl. This is one of those books about cancer that focuses on the good and not the bad. Similar to The Fault In Our Stars but they were released around the same time so not a copy. I gave this 5/5 stars and really recommend it

Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding - This is just a classic isn't it. The diary of Bridget Jones, a single, 30 something woman living in London. I'm sure you've all heard of this before and probably have seen the movie. This book is as great as you think it will be. Really funny and witty. You just can't put it down. I was sitting going 'I'll read this month and then stop' next thing I knew the book was finished.  Another 5/5 star read from me. 

Paper Towns by John Green - This is my favourite John Green novel but I think its one of the less popular ones. But its currently being made into a movie so I'm sure it will be everywhere soon. This is about Q whose childhood crush shows up in his room at night and they have a crazy night seeking revenge on people. And then she runs away and he is stuck with trying to find her. Its a really fast paced book and I love it. Another 5/5 star book. Its been a good reading month, what can I say?

Adorkable by Sarra Manning - One for the bloggers! This book is about Jeane Smith who runs her own lifestyle blog. The power has kind of gone to her head and she's a bit stuck up. She prides herself on being a dork and thinks herself as better than people who buy clothes from the 'trendy' shops etc. Then she ends up having a relationship with a popular boy. The characters are a bit annoying at times but I still found this to be a fun read. 3/5 stars.

Entry Island by Peter May - Peter May is one of my favourite Scottish authors and I had the pleasure of meeting him at the Edinburgh book festival this August. Entry Island is set in Canada but it also contains flashbacks from one of the characters to the Isle Of Lewis and the Highland Clearances. Even though I learnt about them in school I had no idea of the scale or atrocity of them so it was a very interesting read for me. Took me a while to get into it but once I was hooked I was hooked good. Yet another 5/5 star read for me.


Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?

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