Recently Read #12 & Read-a-Thon Results

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lips - The Verdict

I hit a major reading slump lately and it took me about two months to read two books that i would have normally read within a few days. I don't have a lot of books to share with you this time but i do feel like I've gotten my reading mojo back since having my little read-a-thon, so I'm hoping that I'll read a lot more before this year is out.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lips - The Verdict

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
I've heard so many good things about this book that i couldn't wait to get my hands on it. It follows the story of Theodore Finch, a guy constantly thinking of ways to kill himself and Violet Markey, the girl who's sister died. They both meet on the ledge of the bell tower, unsure who saved whom. Don't get me wrong, it's a great story and it covers really important issues like mental health, grief and suicide amongst other things but i just didn't have the same reaction to it as everyone else, i was just underwhelmed by it.
Rating: 3/5

We Were On a Break by Lindsey Kelk
You guys probably know by now that Lindsey Kelk is one of my favourite authors and i just adore her books. We Were on a Break is no exception - Liv and Adam have just enjoyed a romantic holiday together and what should have been a proposal has somehow ended up with their relationship on a break. It's a very typical chick lit, romance style book that takes you through all the emotions - i found it really interesting reading the perspective of both the female and male character rather than just female. This isn't my favourite book that she's written but i really enjoyed it nonetheless, i really enjoy her writing style and find her books really easy to read.
Rating: 4/5

Read-a-thon Results
If you are a regular reader of my blog you'll know that i had a little read-a-thon this past week and i thoroughly enjoyed dedicating most of my time to reading - i didn't read as many books i have liked to due to plans and an unexpected shift in work but i did finish two books and get half way through the third one so I'm still really pleased with that and I'm definitely going to make more of a conscious effort to spend my spare time reading.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lips - The Verdict

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
I read this book in a day - it was really easy read. It follows Lennie who's sister Bailey unexpectedly dies and after living in her sister's shadow, Lennie is thrusted centre stage and is struggling to balance her life, family and two boys. I didn't enjoy this book as much as i expected - there is a particular situation that takes place and i understand that grief can make you people do silly things but i just found this particular thing a bit weird. It's got an okay storyline to it, it definitely has a similar concept to the likes of Sarah Dessen books but i just didn't enjoy it quite as much as i do her books.
Rating: 2/5

The Glass Magician by Charles N. Holmberg
This is the second book in The Paper Magician Trilogy - I'm really enjoying this series and I'm looking forward to burying my nose in the last book. I'm not going to say much about the story because i don't want to ruin this or the first book for anyone is wants to read them but it's about Ceony Twill who is apprentice to Magician Emery Thane, a Paper Magician. I like that it's something different to the usual books I'm reading - it's a mixture of romance and fantasy but it's not too intense, they're actually really easy reads and I'm really enjoying the series.
Rating: 4/5

I did almost complete my goals of three books during the Read-a-thon as i am halfway through The Girl on the Train but I'm not going to include that until my next Recently Read post!
What have you been reading recently?
Natalie xx


  1. I've been meaning to read All The Bright Places for a while, I think I've been putting it off because everyone seems to love it so much, I often end up feeling underwhelmed about a lot of books so I'll stick it to the end of my wishlist! x

  2. Lindsey Kelk is one of my favourite authors too! While We Were on a Break isn't my favourite from either, it definitely had me laughing out loud :) xx

  3. These books all sound interesting. I never know what books to buy or not. I'm quite picky when it comes to reading...whenever there's good reviews on a book I tend to hate it, ha!

    Fab post, sweet. I'm definitely going to read some Lindsey Kelk in the coming year!

    Laura x |


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