I read a grand total of NINE books this month (including one graphic novel).
Now this is the part where I tell you what they were and whether or not I liked them – conveyed through a rating out of 5 (Goodreads style).
1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Of course I loved this book. It had been a while since I had read it last so it was great to re-watch it. So of course I gave it a 5/5
2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Again a long time since I had read it last. It took me a total of three days to knock over this 800 page beast #bludgerslife (possible on intended). Again 5/5.
3. A Walk to Remember
Good, not great. The movie was better. book didn’t make me cry. I am a blubbering mess after watching the movie. 3/5.
4. The Diviners
This cover is delicious. The book too was delicious. It took a while for me to get into to begin with, but once I did it was great. I loved the historical fiction paired with the paranormal aspect, it was different and exciting. 4/5.
5. Sex Criminals
This was my first graphic novel and to be honest it was a bit of a let down. The story line was interesting, but the sex police (literally) were confusing and annoying. Probably will not continue with the rest of the series. 2.5/5
6. Forgive Me Leonard Peacock
This was so good. I read it in a day and really liked it. I can’t really put my thoughts into words… Just read it. 4/5.
7. Lola and the Boy Next Door
This book is like WOAH. I loved Anna and the French Kiss a smidgen more than Lola, but I still loved it none the less. I just love cutesy-cheesy-romances. They make me smooshy and happy, then a little depressed, but I really do not mind in the slightest. Fantastic. If you haven’t read Anna and the French Kiss what are you doing with your life?????? Hands down 5/5.
8. Daughter of Smoke and Bone
So damn good. This was my first real fantasy read outside of Harry Potter and the Vampire Academy Series, and let me tell you – it did not disappoint. I loved the world, the romance and the writing. Liana Taylor is an artist. She paints a picture with her gorgeous words and writing style. So damned good. 5/5.
And finally, 9. Days of Blood and Starlight
Sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I didn’t like this one as the first novel because of the lack of romance – I am a sucker for romance – but I did really enjoy it. It got so much better towards the end! So exciting. I’ll definitely be picking up the final book in the trilogy this month. 4.5/5.
So there you have it. What did you read and enjoy this month? Have you read any of these and loved/hated them? Let me know!! Also I am ALWAYS open for book recommendations. Here is a like to my Goodreads page if you are interested to know what I am reading.
Have a splendid day/night/rest of your week.