In February I read some great books and I’m excited to share them with you.
First, I would like to incorporate a rating system based on how I enjoyed these novels, check it out here!
This month I read a book I have been wanting to read ever since it first came out last year. That novel being We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.
This novel follows the life of our main character Cadence Sinclair who hasn’t quite been the same after a terrible accident that occurred her fifteenth summer on the Sinclair private island off the coast of Massachusetts. Every summer since Cadence can remember is spent on the island with her extended family, swimming, heading into town, and catching up with her cousins that she hasn’t seen since the summer before.
That is how it has always been until summer fifteen, when Cadence starts to experience massive migraines. She is no longer the straight A student she used to be, and cannot remember what exactly occurred during summer fifteen.
This novel was a quick read and was difficult to put down! It takes you on a journey that will be remembered for a longtime after you have finished reading the last page. I would recommend this novel to anyone that likes twists and turns while reading, because let me tell you, you will not see this one coming!
Rating: I give this novel 4 out of 5 tea mugs. The characters were interesting and had great back stories. The way the characters interacted despite it all (I don’t want to say too much) shows just how great an author E. Lockhart truly is.
The second novel I read this month was recommended by a wonderful friend of mine. The recommended novel was Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
This novel follows the story of Louisa (Lou) Clark who lives in a small house in an English town with her Mom, Dad, sister Katrina and her nephew Thomas. Lou is twenty-seven years old, and she has worked at a coffee shop called the Buttered Buns for the past six years. It is all she has ever known until one day, here employer break the news that he will be closing the coffee shop for good. Lou is devastated! How is she supposed to support herself, when she doesn’t have a university degree or any marketable skills? Suddenly, Lou is contacted by a woman named Camilla who is looking for a caretaker for her quadriplegic son. Lou doesn’t seem all to thrilled with the idea, but what choice does she have?
Will Traynor was once a high-class lawyer who could make any business deal his little heart desired. Will used to ride his motorcycle to work, rock climb in his free time, and go bungee jumping on the weekend. Now, Will is confined to a wheelchair and is unable to move the lower half of his body.
Me Before You is a novel of two people coming together due to strange and unfortunate circumstances and finding something that seems impossible.
Rating: The characters and their chemistry together is what makes this novel so incredibly entertaining and special. The way Jojo Moyes can make you think you know what will happen and then rip the carpet out from beneath you is what makes her such a great author. I give this novel 5 out of 5 tea mugs, a must read novel! There is also a sequel coming out which I am all for!
The third and final novel I read this month was for my Classics Challenge. I read The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. On Anne’s thirteenth birthday she receives a diary that she calls Kitty. Seeing as her family is Jewish during the second world war, Anne’s Mom, Dad, and sister Margot are all forced into hiding. For the following three years, Anne writes about the events that occur inside the “Secret Annex” and the events that occur outside that she can pick up from their illegal radio. This novel is an incredible story that portrays the difficult and devastating reality of what occurred during the Holocaust.
Rating: I give this novel a 4 out of 5 mugs. The fact that this novel is here with us today is incredible and I’m happy I got the chance to read it. A great read if the events of the Holocaust interest you, or if you are curious about Anne’s story as well.
March Classic Challenge
This month, I plan on continuing with The Classics Challenge. I will be reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. I have heard lots of people say that Wuthering Heights is their all time favourite novel, so I am going to dive in and see what I think.
Leave any Classics Challenge recommendations in the comments down below, and let me know if you have read any of the books I did this month. If so, what was did you think of them?
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Until next time,