Friday, 28 February 2014

February Reads

I've not read as much as I usually do this month, perhaps because it's a few days shorter? I started to read 'Twelve Years A Slave' in between these two books but absolutely hated it, so stopped. I haven't not finished a book I've started, in YEARS but I just couldn't get into it at all! However, I have managed to read these two :)

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman
I can honestly say that I did not enjoy this book. I saw it at work once and thought it had a beautiful cover, so when it was on offer on kindle, decided to buy it. It's not something I would usually go for - it's more fantasy than anything, with dangerous creatures and hurdles that the narrator faces. Although, if I'm honest I don't really know what happens properly because y'know when you're reading something but not actually reading it? I think that's what I did with this book! I have to finish a book though, and the ending wasn't too bad. However, it's definitely an aquired taste!

Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O'Porter
I absolutely loved this book, and haven't been able to put it down! It's a very easy, light read following the story of two girls during high school. It covers everything from bereavement, bullying, boyfriends, sex and eating disorders - many problems that teenagers face really! I was a bit skeptical about reading this, as I didn't expect Dawn O'Porter to be a writer, but I have been pleasantly surprised. I've made sure my kindle has been with me at ALL times! I'm also really looking forward to the sequel which is coming out in April

Have you read anything good this month? 

1 comment

Josie said...

I love Dawn O'Porter, I think she's so funny so I really want to read her book. I want to read 12 Years A Slave because the film was so good but I expect it's a challenging read, especially as it's such an old text.

Your last post was brilliant by the way, looks like the you had the best day! A 100 years old! That's so special xxx

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