The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon | A dark mystery encased in a love for books

The Shadow of the Wind

This book was a reread for me – in the form of a buddy read. Both myself and Amy @ ShoutAme felt we needed to read this book, with it being a favourite of ours, and so June brought that reread along. I was slightly paranoid that I wouldn’t enjoy it as much as the original time I read it, since I couldn’t remember a thing and my tastes have changed a lot, but…well, you’ll see from this review how it went.

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Night by Elie Wiesel | How a little book can say it all…

Night

I finally read the nonfiction book that has been on my radar for years. Quite randomly, actually. I wanted a really quick one evening, and since this was the shortest book on my shelves at that point, I picked it up.

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Voyager by Diana Gabaldon | A really disappointing DNF & a dislike for the most loved character

Voyager

Β Another DNF? I must have a veil of scrutiny covering me. Why am I not so easily impressed anymore?

Although really…I kind of love it?

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The Symposium by Plato | A really surprising read

The Symposium

Well well well, didn’t this tiny book take me by surprise!

So many thoughts beforehand. So many hesitations. And yet…

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P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han | I was probably way too cynical for this level of cringe

PS I Still love you

I…don’t think this was the right time for me to read this book. I mean, I thought it was, because I wanted a light quick read and this seemed to be the one. But…maybe not.

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SPQR by Mary Beard | So much to learn, so much to read…and I loved every second

SPQR

The sudden need to learn about ancient civilisations and expand my history further than the World Wars hit me HARD in May. And so here we are, with a huge chunk of a nonfiction book about ancient Rome.

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The Last Beginning by Lauren James | You think the main character would know

The Last Beginning

Another series ticked off the list! *confetti cannon explodes*

Yes, I AM going to make it a big deal every single time I finish a series. It’s a rare occasion. BE PROUD OF ME.

*ahem*

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Honor Girl | A nice way to tell her story but it might not have been the best…

Honor girl

It’s been awhile since I read a graphic novel. I do love them so. Just knowing I’ll be able to speed through it within an hour or two, and bump up my Goodreads challenge that little bit more in the process. Ohhhh how satisfying.

Anyway. Not the point.

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Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin | I loved the 1st book, why did I have to DNF this one?

Blood for Blood

Whyyyyy. Why am I so fussy with books lately? I feel like all the books that would usually impress me have either been “meh”, or a DNF. Whyyyyyy?

This for me is actually the saddest case of all, so far.

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Here I Stand by Amnesty International | So many important topics stuffed in one book

Here I Stand

Well well well, isn’t this book a bit different? A collection of short stories! I don’t read many of them, but I love them. A way to mix things up and speed right through many different stories, what’s not to love?

Not only that, but this book handles so many topics. I hear about it, and just thought “YEP, I’ll have that thanks.”

So when Walker Books offered me this book, I snapped at the chance.

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