The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis. I was really disappointed by this. It felt like I. Robot set in the 1800s but it also felt like the entire book was just setting up the rest of the series rather than actually being a story.
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. This was so good. I love all the science stuff and it was no where near as scary as the movie (I’m not a wimp I was just traumatised by that movie as a child). I actually finished this and immediately went out and bought The Lost World.
Way Down Dark by J. P. Smythe. I don’t want to give away any spoilers but I think the backstory to this is a little cliched and over done right now. But I was still really surprised by it (see my full review here).
Born With Teeth by Kate Mulgrew. I love Kate Mulgrew. When I found out she had written an autobiography I immediately went out and bought a copy. I was a little disappointed that she didn’t really talk about Star Trek or Orange is the New Black but it was still really good.
I read 12 books for Cramathon this month which was pretty good. No I have no idea how I managed that. I will also be taking part in Booktubeathon in August though haven’t decided what I will be reading yet.
The Zombie Autopsies by Steven Schlozman. I recently realised that I enjoy the sciency aspect to zombies rather than the head smashing you find on shows like The Walking Dead. This book is very much one of the sciency ones and its really great.
In Real Life by Cory Doctorow. So the thing that annoys me with graphic novels is they are very short, you can read them in under an hour and this was no exception. I would not say that £10 is a good deal for this book. However saying that, I am going to buy this book because the art style is freaking gorgeous, I seriously love it. But yeah, I’m going to see if I can get a second-hand copy.
The Night is Darkening Round Me by Emily Bronte. Poetry is boring.
Running Like A Girl by Alexandra Hemingsley. This was a really interesting non-fiction about running marathons. It touches on the mental aspect of running and technical stuff (injurys, clothing, shoes ect).
One Million Lovely Letters by Jodi Ann Bickley. So in this book Jodi Ann Bickley say that she writes letters so she has something to do with her time because having CFS can get really boring. As someone who has CFS and I understand how she feels and what she is doing is fantastic. However this book was barely 200 pages and it still felt like parts had been padded out. I just don’t feel like there was enough there to justify it being made into a book.
A Field Guide To Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit. Yeah. I don’t remember what this book was about. Something to do with blue. It was really boring.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling. Do you really want me to review this?
Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone by JK Rowling. I mean its Harry Potter. Hasn’t everyone already read it?
Memory of Water by Emmi Itaranta. This was a really interesting dystopia. Definitely worth a read, it really makes you think about all the junk you throw away.
Stardust by Neil Gaiman. This was good, though it was very similar to the movie. Which I suppose is a good thing as it makes the movie a very faithful adaptation. But still, I would say watch the movie instead of reading this.
The Great Fire of London by Samuel Pepys. I wish I had had this book when I did my solo talk about the great fire of London in primary school.
The Awakened Kingdom by NK Jemisin. This is a novella set in Jemisin’s Broken Kingdoms series. Its not a must read but it was pretty good.