Well!! Didn’t February fly by? I’ve only just managed to get my January wrap up live on the blog!
I managed to read 8 books this month. I’m just really enjoying spending my time with a book. It was strange month. I either thought the book was unique or I didn’t like it. We have those months don’t we sometimes?
So let’s talk about it the books shall we?
First up this month was Mothers Boy by Patrick Gale. Unfortunately this book wasn’t for me. I had high hopes of it being wonderfully queer but it wasn’t and I just found it dull. There was nothing new or exciting about this book. I didn’t feel like I got to know the characters. It was good. Thanks to the publisher for my copy. It’s out now.
Then I read Slaughterhouse by Kurt Vonnegut. This was leant to me by my best friends boyfriend as it’s his favourite book and I’m surprised to say I loved it. I thought it was really unique and different and I love what it had to say. Yeah I really enjoyed it.
Thirdly I read Booth by Karen Joy Fowler. Now this definitely wasn’t a bad book, I’m not saying it is but I’m struggle to see the point as to why it was written. Maybe it’s because I don’t live in America and not that familiar with this family but it didn’t add anything. Yeah, it was a strange one for me! Thanks to the publishers for my copy. It’s out now.
Next was Vagabonds by Eloghosa Osunde. This was the second book to make cry this year. They way it talks about queer love and queer lives in Nigeria is brilliant! Absolutely brilliant. I never do this but I dog-eared some pages so I can go back and read the beautiful passages. There’s some really stunning elements to this book! Took me a while to get into though. Thanks to the publishers for my copy. It’s out March 31st.
Then I read Life As A Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi. This queer memoir was absolutely glorious. Amrous personality shines through on every page and I loved it. They had a great story to tell and every queer person needs to read this book! It’s out now.
Sixth I read Out Wives Under The Sea by Julia Armfield. Glorious. Absolutely glorious! Unlike anything I’ve ever read. It’s romantic, creepy and atmospheric. And it’s ending was brilliant. The kid of ending that only works in a book. I can’t recommend this one to you enough. Thanks to the publishers for my copy. It’s out now.
Penultimately I read Maps of our Spectacular Bodies by Maddie Mortimer. I’m in two minds about this one. It’s a book about a mother dying of cancer yet it didn’t make me cry, so I don’t think I was to invested. And I can’t decide if the writing style was to gimmicky or not. It’s a tough one. It definitely wasn’t bad and I know a lot of people love it. Thanks to the publishers for my copy. It’s out March 31st.
Lastly I read The Exhibitionist by Charlotte Mendleson. My goodness did I hate this book. I hated everything about it. HATE IT. The worst thing I’ve read in a long time. I wouldn’t recommend this at all. Awful. Absolutely awful. Thanks to the publishers for my copy. It’s out March 17th.
Sorry to end the wrap up on such a sour note but we’ve got to honest haven’t we? Are you planning on reading any of these? Let me know!
Until the next review.