Sunday, 2 April 2017

March Reading Wrap Up

March was an odd reading month for me. I didn't read at all for the first two weeks of the month. Then I totally devoured a book on holiday and totally got back into the swing of things. I ended up in a bit of a rut where I was reading lots of books at once but have managed to finish a few and will get around to finishing the rest of them in April. 


Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
This poetry book is very popular at the moment. It's easy to understand why as the writing is so rich and emotive. This was the first poetry book I've read in a long time and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The only downside is that because there's very little on each page making it such a quick read. It only took me half an hour to read cover to cover which seemed so fast. It is a bit of an investment for the time it actually takes to read. However, I picked this up using Waterstones points so wasn't actually any money out of my pocket. 5/5 stars. 

A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled by Ruby Wax
I've seen a lot of bloggers talking about this book which is what inspired me to buy it when I saw it on sale. I've been very stressed over the last few months so I thought this would be a great book for me. I actually found it quite difficult to read and that I made very slow progress through it. It's a good book but I think I prefer writing to be a bit more fast paced. It's very scientific which is absolutely great (I think it's important that advice like this actually comes from someone with a degree) but as I read a lot of scientific material for uni anyway, it felt like a bit of a chore. I do think that it's a very well written book and has the potential to help a lot of people, but I just don't think it was for me. I rated it 3/5 stars because I can see it's value even if it wasn't great for me personally.


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I was so excited about this book that when I came home to a press copy of it I ripped it out the packaging, ran a bath and started reading it straight away. This book is about a teenage girl who becomes the only witness in the shooting of a black, unarmed teenager by a white police officer. This book follows the story of what happens afterwards and the decisions she has to make. Very poignant and an important piece of fiction - totally unlike anything I've ever read before. This read was a total 5/5 star read and I totally expect this book to blow up soon.

Pocket Rough Guide New York City
I'm moving to the US in June and my new city will be very close by New York. I've already visited but after seeing a guide book on sale I picked it up for a few pounds. It was a great book with lots of info about areas of New York and things to do there. Also came with a map which will be very handy. I gave it 4/5 stars because it really focused on Manhattan and I would have liked some info about the other areas.



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  1. I love reading reviews! Just enough to get me excited about the book!

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  2. Love your book choices for this month! I'm glad you read Milk & Honey and I'm super glad that you rated it 5/5 stars! I really want to read The Hate U Give! I've got you on GoodReads already and love keeping up to date on what you are reading. GoodReads is such an amazing app (and site)!

    Looking forward to seeing your next reading round up post!

    Charlene McElhinney
    @blogabtnothing1

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