What I’ve Been Reading: October 2018

Hi Guys,

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about what books I’ve been reading, so I thought what better time than now! Also, its almost holiday season so make sure to add these to your reading list x


The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

Honestly the best book I’ve read all year! Its based on the shootings in America, where an innocent African American is shot dead by a white Policeman. I love how it talked about the stereotypes and prejudice that African American community continue to face today. In Australia we don’t hear the full story, so reading this book really helped me gain a better understanding. Its not a dark or heavy read, its well written, easy to get into and has some humour throughout it. If you only read one book this year, please read this. If I still haven’t sold you, its been a #1 New York Times Best Seller for many many months.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I’ve been wanting to watch the show for ages since there was so much hype around it, but never got around to it. I was then kindly gifted the book via an Instagram book exchange and I’m so happy I’ve finally got around to reading it. At first I really struggled to read it and it does a lot of flash backs. But I persevered and got I’m hooked. The only way I can explain is, that something happens like a war or something and then the world or community turns a bit Amish and reverts back to archaic class systems. I’m really not selling it, but if you’re interested in watching the series I think you should read the book first.

Also, I just started watching the series, and OMG its way more intense than the show. The series tries to stay pretty true to the book, but the timeline is a little off and the some of characters are different to how I envisioned them. Definitely check out the show as well.

The Whole Bright Year by Debra Oswald

An interesting novel talking about a mother and daughter living on a farm, and how their lives changed when a sister and brother come to work on their farm. A very easy read and you get hooked immediately, however by the time you get to the middle when it should peak the story gets a bit boring and drawn out. It talks about family, love and raging teenage hormones. I liked the book, not love.

The Boy on the Bridge by Mike Carey

I was so excited to read this as I loved the first book, The Girl with all the Gifts. I found the second book to be really good at explaining the finer details of the apocalypse. It was intriguing and had me hooked, but not as good as the first. I still recommend everyone should read  The Girl with all the Gifts and then once you love that you should read this as it explains a lot of the finer details.

If you have any book recommendations, please comment below. My book wishlist is forever growing, eek!

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