October reads

This months been full of cosy blankets, hot chocolate and a book, so snuggle down and find out what I read last month … 

‘Milk and honey’ by Rupi Kaur

Poetry

4 out of 5 stars

‘Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity’

As with ‘The sun and her flowers’, Rupi Kaur’s ‘Milk and honey’ blew me away! I never really read poetry until I discovered Kaur, and I’m excited to try reading more. One thing I would point out to you, is that this is a lot darker that TSAHF, but Kaur’s rawness shines through her words.

 

‘Rose gold’ by David Barker

Fiction / sci-fi

3 out of 5 stars

‘Sim Atkins and his wife are desperate to start a family. But a shocking message from the moon base tells Sim that he is already a father and that his son’s life is in danger. The mining station is full of suspects and, worse, the woman who fathered his child. Can Sim rescue his son and save his marriage?’

This book was ok, it didn’t blow me away and was a weird mix of space / sci-fi/ murder mystery which at times got a bit much. I’m not sure this combination of multiple themes really works but it was ok for a gap filler.

‘Turtles all the way down’ by John Green

YA

4 out of 5 stars

‘Aza’s life is filled with complications. Living with anxiety and OCD is enough but when Daisy, her Best and Most Fearless Friend, brings her on a mission to find a fugitive billionaire things are about to get even more complicated. To find Russell Pickett, Aza must enter the world of his geeky, but maybe kind-of-cute son, Davis. But the chances of a first kiss, and maybe even a first love, could send Aza into a spiral of anxiety…’

I absolutely adored this book! I couldn’t put it down and read it within a day or two. Despite it being an easy read it touched upon some really important themes: identity, mental health issues, family relationships. I 100% recommend this book!

 

‘The hand that first held mine’ by Maggie O’Farrell

Fiction

3 out of stars

‘When the sophisticated Innes Kent turns up on her doorstep, Lexie Sinclair realises she cannot wait any longer for her life to begin, and leaves for London. There, at the heart of the 1950s Soho art scene, she carves out a new life. In the present day, Elina and Ted are reeling from the difficult birth of their first child. Elina struggles to reconcile the demands of motherhood with her sense of herself as an artist, and Ted is disturbed by memories of his own childhood that don’t tally with his parents’ version of events. As Ted begins to search for answers, an extraordinary portrait of two women is revealed, separated by fifty years, but connected in ways that neither could ever have expected’

This book was good. I loved the twist in the middle! The ending didn’t blow me away but it was a pretty decent read throughout!

What did you read last month?

Amy XOXO

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