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Recently Read #15 - 6 Books I read in March

Sunday, 7 April 2019
Some books I've read recently - mini reviews. Book stack of Divergent, Invisibly Breathing, and A Dream of Italy.

Hello, how is it April already? I swear this year is rushing by and now it's suddenly my birthday month and I'm not ready to turn 25. Like at all. Is it even a quarter-life crisis if barely any of us live to see 100 anymore? Either way I'm going to ignore the crisis and continue reading as if my impending ageing isn't looming. Here's 6 books I read in March! Catch up on Jan and Feb if you haven't already!

Sidenote: If you've noticed a bit of a change around here that's because of a certain theme designer *cough* Pipdig *cough* doing bad things and causing a whole lot of drama which meant I needed to immediately change my theme. If you'd like to read more on the situ, you can here, otherwise please bear with until I've managed to iron out all the kinks in moving to this new snazzy theme! Thanks! 



The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

A really lovely story and different from usual Historical Fiction novels. The dialogue flowed the scenes and paired with the smaller amount of scenic descriptions made for easy reading allowing you to flow from scene to scene easily. I didn't really mind that it wasn't historically accurate as it was the retelling of Lale's story from his memories. I naively thought Lale was some 'under the table tattooist' doing body art to the other prisoners when in actual fact he tattooed the numbers onto each prisoner. I definitely do recommend it if you're into historical fiction, if you liked The Diary of Anne Frank, or just want to learn more about what happened during that time. Full review here over on Bloggers Bookshelf. 5/5 stars

A Simple Favour by Darcey Bell 

This was sort of a family book club book, a few of my family/bf's family members had read this so I thought I'd tag along and I'm now kind of wishing I didn't. The story was all over the place, all the characters annoyed me, and I struggled along to the end hoping a big twist would make it all better but it didn't. 2/5 stars

Invisibly Breathing by Eileen Merriman*

If you saw my social media you'd know I received this as part of Penguin's Turning Pages launch box (full blog post coming soon). I've read one of Eileen's previous books before, Pieces Of You, so was excited to get stuck in as they're usually based in New Zealand. This one was based in my city, Wellington, so it was really lovely to read a YA based in places I knew and had been to instead of another American State I've never been to. It was a little bit slow to begin with but once it picked up it was great, plus I kind of felt like the characters seemed older than they were meant to be but I had no real problem with it. 4/5 stars

A Dream of Italy by Nicky Pellegrino*

Nicky is one of my favourite authors and I trust her books to magically whisk me off to somewhere in Italy for a few days and also to make me drool because of all the food descriptions. This book hit the spot as always and I'd probably say it's my second favourite of hers (after Under Italian Skies) so I definitely recommend picking it up. Stay tuned for a full review on the blog soon. 5/5 stars

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

Super excited to continue the story and this was an excellent ending to an already great book series (please write more Kevin). It was a little bit predictable in places but as it was a finale in a series there were stories to round up that had some obvious endings so it was bound to be sort of predictable. I again thoroughly enjoyed all the family drama and excitement that came with the big finale, definitely recommend reading this trilogy if you haven't already! 5/5 stars

Divergent by Veronica Roth

A reread of one of my favourite dystopian book from a teen, and one of my five rereads for the year. Definitely just as good as the first time, especially as it's been so long since I've read it or watched the movie that I didn't really remember what happened. I knew what happened in general but I forgot most of the plotline and the mini events that happened.  4/5 stars

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What have you read recently? Was it any good?


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