I read a total of nine books this month, which I’m happy with – though I wish I’d managed to read maybe a couple more. Nine is still really good for me though, so I’m not complaining too much! A lot of the books that I read I really enjoyed, and I didn’t give less than four stars, which is great!
Bronze – Stranger, Baby – Emily Berry
Oh my word this poetry collection was beautiful, I loved it so much. It is complex, I will say that, but I fell completely in love with it and can’t wait to reread it / pick up more by the poet! I highly, highly recommend it and totally agree with the hype it’s had.
Silver – Countless – Karen Gregory
THIS. It focuses on both teenage pregnancy and eating disorders and let me tell you, it’s amazing. It’s difficult to read at times because of the subject matter, but it’s well worth it. I love books where romance isn’t the main focus of them, and this is definitely true for Countless – it is only hinted at very rarely – and it made me love it more as the focus was on the issues Hedda faces and that’s how it should be.
Gold – The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
Need I say more? It lives up to the hype and the importance of this novel alone is enough to put it first on the list! It’s wonderful, challenging in so many ways, but an absolute must-read. If you’re unsure because of the hype or for whatever reason, pick it up. Even if you don’t enjoy it for the plot itself or the writing etc, the message it holds makes this book incredible.