And just like that we are already one month through 2021. What a month it has been!
Here in the UK we have spent this whole month in lockdown which has obviously not been ideal but I’ve still have a pretty fab month, I’m trying to make the most out of a bad situation. Maybe I’ll make a post soon about habits I’ve implemented to make this year a good one…
Anyway because of all this time off, I have been spending so much time reading. Every morning at the moment I have been reading for about an hour with my cup of tea and honestly it’s so relaxing and a great way to start off the day! So I somehow managed to read 7 books, so I thought I would give some little reviews today and I’m hoping to do this every month because I loveeeeee bookssssss
Toujours Provence – Peter Mayle
This was my first book of the year, which I started just before New Year’s but couldn’t quite get it finished before the start of the new year. So I guess this would be classed as being autobiographical because it’s a man, Peter Mayle, writing short stories about his time living in Provence in the South of France. It paints this beautiful picture of life in that part of France and also what the people are like there. I now really really want to go there because it sounds like an amazing place! I also want to read the book that came out before this because he has written a few in this series.
I also definitely only bought this because of the cover…
Is Gender Fluid? – Sally Hines
I’ve seen this book around for ages but have never gotten around to actually buying it so when I saw it at my uni library I finally had to get it and read it, and I was not disappointed! It’s basically a quick but comprehensive guide to gender and the different types and also some history behind how different genders have been viewed. It was really interesting and useful actually to know more about gender, I think it’s a very important thing to know about. At times it was a little confusing so it definitely something I wanna go a search more about.
The Shining – Stephen King
So I am kinda obsessed with Stephen King, I have no idea why but I just love his books and his writing style! Yes I have only read 2 of his books, this one being the second one, but I am just obsessed. This film is amazing but it misses out a lot of the story which I think was intentional, I think Stanley Kubrick was more interested in the cinematics. Anyway I loved the book, the story is so interesting and King does an amazing job of describing things. I honestly couldn’t put it down because it felt like I was right there in the hotel! There were a couple of parts where it dragged on a little but it was still relevant to the story. I can’t wait to read his other works!
Get Your Shit Together – Sarah Knight
What better way to start the year off than with a good old self help book?! I actually got this one for Christmas, clearly my family think I need to get my sh*t together… and I think I do…. I can’t say that after reading this I have all my shit together but this has definitely given me some things to think about and better ways of organising my life. Maybe if I was in my late 20s and the brink of a crisis then I would have found this more useful, I definitely think she should rewrite this book for university students because I would buy that!
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K Rowling
At Christmas time I had this random urge to reread the Harry Potter series, winter time is just the perfect time to read and watch the series. Also being in lockdown it just felt like the perfect time to commit to reading the series. I am a huge Harry Potter nerd and I have no shame, they’re such amazing stories and the films are so similar to the books which never happens! Now is just the perfect time to read a fantasy series and be transported to other world!
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K Rowling
I literally read this book in a whole day, I just couldn’t put it down… I don’t have a lot to say about this series because it’s just so amazing!! I seriously think it would be rude to not rate this any lower than 5 stars.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K Rowling
This one definitely took me a bit longer to read but once again I just couldn’t put it down. With all that’s going on in the world I’m finding it so nice to loose myself in a good story!
I’m hoping that next month I can maybe finish the the series, and maybe a couple of other stories! My goal for this year was to read 60 books and I’m already 7 through so I think that I’ll definitely be hitting that goal before the end of 2021.
I would love to know what books you read last month and if you have any books that you plan on reading next month!!