Books I’ve recently read (and whether or not you should read them) #2

If you’ve added me on Goodreads (great site for anyone who loves stats as much as books) you know that I read a lot. Every once in a while I list a few of them here and whether or not I recommend them to you!

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  • ‘The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting’  by Holly Bourne. I’m not sure why, but I really love this book. I didn’t particularly like any of the characters and I thought the plot was quite unrealistic at times, but the story really hooked me and I finished this book in just a couple of days. Maybe it’s because I recognize myself so much in the main character or maybe it’s because this entire book sort of revolves around a blog, but I loved it and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good YA novel.
  • ‘Things I Like About America’  by Poe Ballantine. I LOVED this. Things I like about America is a collection of short stories about Poe Ballantine’s interesting life while travelling through the US. From small towns to big cities, this book has it all. It had me laughing out loud (in public transport..) multiple times. Even though this book is called ‘Things I like about America’ it’s really about everything that’s wrong with the country. Funny, moving and brutally honest. Highly recommend.
  • ‘The Wrath And The Dawn’ by Renee Ahdieh. This book got amazing reviews on Goodreads and I had really high hopes for it, but I ended up not loving it. This was inspired (you could also call it a retelling) of A Thousand and One Nights and it was just that, a retelling. I didn’t care about the characters nor the romance in the story, which seemed quite forced at times. I did love the setting of this book and the bravery of the main character but that’s about it. I think I’ll skip the rest of the trilogy.
  • ‘Finders Keepers’ by Stephen King. I love me a good King book! After Mr. Mercedes this is the second book in the Bill Hodges trilogy. What I love about this trilogy is that it isn’t King’s typical style. There are no supernatural aspects or horror in either this book or the first one, instead you should expect a crime thriller. And thrilling it is.

“Choose life. Choose love. And always remember to live.”  ― Holly Bourne, The Manifesto on How to be Interesting

What have you been reading lately? Anything you can recommend me? 🙂

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