This quarantine has been revolutionary for individuals all over the world. Some of us focused inwards in hope to improve our well-beings. Others tried a hand at various new hobbies.
One of the ways I spent my time was discovering gems of books and also a few that were not quite as good as I’d anticipated. Here is a quick wrap up of what I have managed to read so far 🙂
1- It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover: My first Colleen Hoover read, and I really enjoyed it. Entertaining story, and one with a good message. It was fairly quick and easy to read, and the characters still stay with me despite the months that have passed by since me reading it.
2- Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik: Loved this book! It has strong and fierce female leads that inspire you to be stronger and the friendships between the girls blossom without being cheesy in the slightest. I will be doing a review on this soon ❤
3- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: This was a one star read for me despite the tremendous hype this book has all over bookish platforms. I appreciate the perspective that it offered of a celebrity and the exploration of the journalism and film industry. Other than that however, the content of this book did not resonate with me or strike as anything special.
4- Help Me! by Marianne Power: a good read. Many props to the author for challenging herself in the ways that she did throughout her journey in the book. Marianne is extremely likable and pleasant in nature, not to mention her comedic take on things. While I didn’t find this book life changing or extremely inspirational, I still found some good things to take away from this book.
5- Mirage by Somaiya Daud: A beautiful debut! I found the first half of the book more exciting than the second half. Even though my interest started fading shortly, it was still a unique story that I am glad I picked up.
6- yesterday i was the moon by Noor Unnahar: a poetry book by a young Pakistani author. I think she is truly talented in what she does. While not every poem stood out as exceptional to me, I think as a debut, Noor did a really great job expressing her thoughts in a beautiful way.
7- After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid: I listened to the audiobook for this and was thoroughly invested in the characters and their journeys. A nice book with realistic characters and a believable story.
8- Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur: While being a fan of the title of this poetry book and even Rupi Kaur herself, her poetry does not strike as beautiful or even memorable in any way. To me, it just feels like some words strung together that do not have a profound meaning or effect.
Courtesy to Amazon and Barnes and Nobles for the cover photos.
I hope you guys discovered some new books through this post and spotted something that you might enjoy reading. Have a wonderful day ahead, and stay tuned for some excited content in the next couple of weeks! ❤