Soooo… The Reading Rush has ended and those of you who follow me on Instagram will probably have seen all my stories. Long story short, The Reading Rush was a massive success for me! I switched one book on my TBR, but did manage to read seven books and complete all seven challenges!
title: The Children Act
author: Ian McEwan
release date: april 9th, 2015
publisher: Vintage (imprint Penguin Random House)
I had been eyeing this book ever since I saw the trailer of the movie (starring Fionn Whitehead, I am so ready!). So when I stumbled upon it for the umpteenth time while in a bookshop this weekend I decided to treat myself and get a copy. Two days later I finished reading the novel and while writing this review, I am still not sure how I feel about this book.
Title: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Author: Rick Riordan
Release date: July 4th, 2013 (first published June 28th, 2005)
Publisher: Puffin Books
Title: The Little Shop of Happy Ever After (original title: The Bookshop on the Corner)
Author: Jenny Colgan
Release date: January 11th, 2016
Rating: 2/5 stars
Things were a bit hectic so sorry we weren’t able to put a post up yesterday. So here is a review to make up for it. We hope to post something else today in order to catch up!
The back of this book states that this is a book for and about readers. It is dedicated to book lovers and readers. This was enough to convince me to buy this book and give it a go. I was, however, extremely let down by this book. The plot sounds absolutely amazing, but it was in my opinion quite poorly executed. Read on to find out why.
Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Release date: February 2nd 2009 (first published: February 1st, 1999)
Publisher: Pocket Books
Rating: 5/5 stars
I first read this book exactly 5 years ago and I very much disliked I. But since I first read it around Christmas time, I felt nostalgic when the snow started to fall last week and I decided to give it a second chance. And boy am I happy that I did! I loved it this time around! Keep reading to find out my thoughts.
Title: Am I Normal Yet
Author: Holly Bourne
Release date: August 1st, 2015
Publisher: Usborne Publishing
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
This book has been on my TBR for a couple of months now and last week I finally decided to pick it up. All I can say is “Why on earth did I wait so long?!”
WANRING: This book may be triggering to people who suffer from OCD and/or Anxiety, so be careful if you decide to pick this book up.