The Humans by Matt Haig. This is basically the story of an alien that comes to Earth and is trying to understand why we humans do the things we do and it was really enjoyable.
The Martian by Andy Weir. So for the last 6 months every time I talked to my sister about books she would go “Have you read The Martian? Its really good“. And finally I read The Martian and its really good. This is the first book in years where I have actually laughed out loud while reading it. Go read it.
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. This book is a little hard to get your head around at first. Its about time travel and its about physics and its about history. Again I really enjoyed this.
The People’s Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien by theonering.net. This was a bit of a strange find, I came across it in a charity shop. It is basically a collection of essays from theonering.net’s forums. It has essays on everything from why J. R. R. Tolkien writes female characters the way he does – or did. To a moderator’s account of spending a week in New Zealand on set during the filming of The Lord of The Rings.
Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre. This is about the ways that pharmaceutical companies lie to doctors and patients. This was really fascinating and even includes ways that you can help change the industry.
How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran. I didn’t enjoy this as much as I expected to. The book is at least partially autobiographical but the entire way through I was constantly wondering if these situations were made up or had actually happened to the author.
The Mirror World of Melody Black by Gavin Extence. I really like Gavin Extence’s other book and I enjoyed this. It was nice to read about a character with a mental illness which actually showed the character getting better. The only problem I had with this book was the title, there is a ‘mirror world’ idea in this book but I didn’t think it played a big enough part that the book should be named after it. Maybe thats just me.
Books I Reviewed In March