Mini Reviews (July 21 Reads)

Hi Folks!!

Welcome to my mini review post!!

I’m back with my second post with mini reviews for all the books I read throughout July!!!

(Once again if you would like to know more about the books just click on the book images and you’ll be taking to their Goodreads page)

Making It by Jay Blades – 💙💙💙💙

I’m a big fan of the BBC tv series The Repair Shop, and have liked Jay Blades from the very first episode he appeared in and when I found out Jay had a book coming out I couldn’t wait to read it. I was lucky enough to download be able download the audiobook from my library as soon as it came out. This was a really interesting read, I was surprised with some of the stuff that Jay shared about his life. I would never have guessed about the things he went through. 

Although I loved this autobiography something about the way it was written didn’t quiet sit right with me. I can’t quiet put my finger on it but think it might be the fact that it’s been written by a ghost writer. 

All in all, a great read. Definitely recommend if you enjoy reading autobiographies.

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire – 💙💙💙💙

Oh my!! I’d been waiting to read this one for SO long!! And when I mean long time I really do mean a long time. I had to wait over a year for my library hold to come through, but it finally came and I can honestly say it was definitely worth the wait!! I now see why so many readers have loved this book.

This was a well written book, with a unique plot, and characters that are really interesting and well developed. 

The pacing is a little up and down and the book could have been a little shorter but overall I really enjoyed it!!. 

This is definitely one of those books that is best enjoyed without knowing too much about it. So, if you’ve not read it don’t look into it too much just pick it up like I did, you won’t be disappointed.

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata – 💙💙💙

I was a little worried about starting this one at first, the main reason for this is because translated books are a little hit and miss for me, but I ended up enjoying this one very much. It was an interesting read, especially when it came to learning about Japanese culture. Although I enjoyed most of this book I did find it a little repetitive after a while, especially the parts that are set in the convenience store.

All in all, this was a good read. If you’re looking for a nice easy and quick read then this is worth giving a go.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates – 💙💙

I really wanted to like this book so much, especially after hearing lots of great things and after it being recommended to me by a few people, but sadly this book just wasn’t for me. Let me clarify from the start this isn’t a bad book, it’s beautifully written and I did learn some interesting things in places and some important topics were covered but personally I just don’t see the point of this book.

Duma Key by Stephen King – 💙💙💙💙1/2

I do love me a good Stephen King book and this definitely didn’t disappoint. Wasn’t quite a five star read as I felt the true scary horror stuff was missing, but never the less the plot is definitely engrossing from start to end. Loved the imaginative plotline and wonderfully developed characters that you can’t get enough of. This book has definitely got me in the mood for more Stephen King books.


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