I love writing posts where I can have a good moan.
The below is just my opinions – these are books I personally didn’t like for reasons which I will explain below. These are also books that I read in 2016, not books that were published for the first time in 2016.
The Worst Book I Read in January.
Us by David Nicholls. Read more about my disappointment here.
I keep typing ‘problematic’ but it just doesn’t look right. That’s definitely how you spell it, but it’s stopped looking like a real-life word.
Anyway, I was thinking I hadn’t blogged for a while, and then I was thinking I didn’t have anything to blog about, and then I remembered I have a list of tags that people have nominated me for and I haven’t thought to do any of them. So today I’m doing the Problematic (?!) Faves Tag, created by the lovely Izzi at The Ravenclaw Book Club who very kindly tagged me for it.
1. A CHARACTER EVERYONE LOVES THAT YOU HATE.
Thank you to Getting Through Anxiety for tagging me!
1. INITIAL ATTRACTION – A book you bought because of the cover?
I had heard of the book and wanted to read it, but I mainly bought it because it was cheap and I wanted to add to my collection of Penguin Modern Classics…
I genuinely cannot believe how far we are into 2016 already. I mean, last year went quickly too, but WOW. And I’m 25 this month D’: Noooooooo.
Still not gonna stop reading YA.
Here are the books I read in April:
1. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.
You know how, sometimes, you find a book and you just know you’ll love it? For instance, Wonder by R. J. Palacio. I read the description and knew it would become an all-time favourite – and it did. Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Green was similar. These books promised something wonderful, and they delivered.
This was not one of those books.
I read the premise of The Light of the Fireflies and thought, ‘This is going to be amazing. I will love this book forever.’ It had already been compared to Room by Emma Donoghue, which I saw as a good thing, but by the end, I realised that it’s basically Room if Jack had escaped and, instead of trying to find the police, had helped Old Nick to murder Ma instead.