Apologies for this very late January Wrap Up! I thought I had already posted it, oops!
Had a pretty strong start to the year. Here are my thoughts!
This is an amazing, critically acclaimed book about a woman who is held in captivity and during that time she has a son called Jack, whose perspective the book is told from. I’m sure you’ve heard about it. It was recently turned into an Oscar nominated film. I’m worried to say more about the plot, though. Before going into this book I often saw it was best to go into this book blind and to avoid watching the movie trailer as it practically gives away the whole plot. And I feel like I had a much better experience because I went into this book blind.
This book really had me on edge. Having the narrator be a five year old boy and having him describe certain scenes, not understanding what was actually happening, was unsettling yet at the same time an amazing writing choice by Donoghue, adding to Jack’s naivety about the world he is in.
I’m so glad I read this book, it’s definitely worth the hype in my opinion.
The next two books I read were Under My Skin and Mind Your Head, both by Juno Dawson and I reviewed both of them here!
After those two, I then read All The Rage by Courtney Summers which I also reviewed here!
The Sky Is Everywhere – Jandy Nelson
The Sky Is Everywhere follows Lennie who is learning to deal with life after the death of her sister. We see Lennie deal with this through music and through poetry. And then a boy steps into the picture and you can probably guess what happens next.
While I really liked the poetry and seeing a different experience to someone mourning, I lost interest when the instalove started. Apparently when my grandad died all I was missing was a hot boy? Duly noted.
The Woman In White – Wilkie Collins
I should note, I didn’t start this book this month. I started this book a couple of years ago and I pretty much just skipped through it as I couldn’t get into it that much. I did admire the way Collins uses multiple POVs including one from a gravestone.
The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
This is a book about a guy named Don who is trying to find the perfect candidate for a wife. He meets a woman named Rosie who makes him realise you can’t always make things the way you want them to!!!!!
It was a very meh book. I didn’t care about any of the characters really, Don was a massive stereotype that I couldn’t connect with. It was just meh for me.
Thanks for reading!
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