Welcome to my mini review post!!
I’m back with my third summer reading post with mini reviews for some of the books I read throughout the month of August!!!
(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)
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi- 💙💙1/2
Having heard great things about this book I knew I had to give it a go when I saw it at my local library. I had high hopes for this one sadly for me it fell short.
While I liked parts of this book I struggled with the majority of it. I struggled to keep track of the story as well as the vast cast of characters. Most of the way through I was confused, as to who was who and how they were related to each other. I really only just got to grips with the story at the end, by which time I was struggling to even care about how the book ended. On the up side there were some interesting parts and these were the parts that covered things I knew nothing about. Overall this wasn’t a bad read but definitely not as engaging and gripping as I was expecting.
The Switch by Beth O’leary – 💙💙💙
Right so, having read The Flatshare back in March as part of a buddy read and not loving it like many others, I hadn’t planned on reading another book by Beth O’Leary so soon, but fast forward a few months and here we are. Once again I read this as a buddy read with the same friend. It’s still not a book I would have picked up on my own but one that I did end up liking much more. I found the storyline much more engaging and it even had me laughing in places.
The Nest by Kenneth Oppel – 💙💙💙
I found this book in the children’s section while at the library with my nephew. I picked it up on a whim, I had no idea what it was about but I was drawn to it by the cover and the title. This was honestly one of the weirdest books I’ve read. I mean the storyline was so far-fetched and very unbelievable but I wondered whether the author was actually on something when he wrote this. Yet at the same time I wanted to continue reading it till the end. Overall an interesting read.
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