What I Read In April | 2016

What I Read In April | 2016

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. This isn’t a book about cancer, it’s more a book about death written by someone who had cancer. It was really fantastic and I cried. A lot. Like you’ll need at least a whole box of tissues for the epilogue.

Lost Stars by Claudia Gray (see my full review here). This is basically Romeo and Juliette set in the Star Wars universe. It’s been advertised as a YA but I think anyone could enjoy it. It also ties in quite nicely with The Force Awakens. No spoilers or anything but if you were wondering how the heck that Star Destroyer ended up on Jakku read this book.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I was really surprised by this in that it wasn’t as terrible as I thought it would be. It wasn’t good enough that I want to read the next book but it was still reasonably good. My only problem with it is that I got bored around 50 pages from the end and just skim read the last few chapters.

Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture. I’m kind of glad I read this but I’m also kind of glad I didn’t pay for it. This book is basically made up of well known sayings from nerd culture and each has a little paragraph of wisdom relating to each quote. It’s an interesting read but don’t pay full price for it.

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz (see my full review here). This isn’t the type of book written specifically for kids that adults can enjoy too. It feels like a mediocre kids book. I don’t think I would have liked this if I had read it for the first time as an adult. But I liked it anyway because it was a book I loved as a kid.

Colin Firth: The Man Who Would Be King by Sandro Monetti. Some books are like chocolate. You need to keep having more. Others are like a warm cup of tea. To me celebrity biographies are like crack. No matter how terrible they are I keep reading them. I’m not proud to admit I read this and it was astonishingly badly written. But I read it anyway.

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5 Responses to “What I Read In April | 2016”

  1. ashleighmuses

    I’ve heard so many amazing things about When Breath Becomes Air that I’m now really scared to read it in case I don’t love it, or have that emotional connection that so many people do! Seems like you read some really varied books this month! 😀

  2. Run Wright

    I have this book on hold at the library so I plan to read it in May. Since I saw the synopsis, I’ve been interested and I am fully expecting to cry my eyes out at the story.
    Great review as always. Keep it up!


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