February Reads

Although I read slightly fewer books in February, I am still on my way to reading 120 books this year ๐Ÿ˜Š All my faves have a little heart next to them.

Heartstopper Vol 3 carries on one of the cutest and most relatable love stories being told at the moment. I highly recommend to any fans of graphic novels! I, Cosmo is a masterclass in voice. The story is told from the point of view of an incredibly believable Golden Retriever. Itโ€™s a great one for any dog lovers out there! Iโ€™m not normally a fan of historical novels but We Must Be Brave is phenomenal. Set during World War Two and spanning over 50 years, it follows one womanโ€™s journey through destitution, finding family, the struggles of the war, and tells the story of the heart-grabbing love between a mother and a daughter. The Silent Patient blew me away. I donโ€™t want to say too much because I donโ€™t want to ruin itโ€ฆ so just read it, okay?

In fact, read them all and then we can be friends ๐Ÿ˜Š

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January Reads

This year I’ve set myself the challenge of reading 120 books, and I stormed it in January.

The books with hearts were my faves, and the rest are a jumble ๐Ÿ™‚ The Black Flamingo is glorious. Read it if you love lyrical coming-of-age stories. Olive, again was a return to an old friend, and it is beauifully told. If you like character driven novels that aren’t afraid of exposing the realities of human nature and frality, then check out anything by Elizabeth Strout. Love is for Losers is coming out in May 2020, and is one to pre-order (or reserve at your local library) if you like hilarious young adult novels with strangely likeable main characters. For me, it echoed the Louise Rennison books I loved growing up, and I hope Wibke Brueggeman’s books will become beloved by young people just like those were for me ๐Ÿ™‚

Read them all and then we can be friends, okay?

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