My Reading Horizen #1

Hi Readers

At the start of each month I like to make a list of books that I’d like to get to in the next few weeks and then, at the end of the month, I let you know how I got on with that list. 

What I thought would be fun though is to start updating you throughout the month. Letting you know what I’m currently reading, and what I’m getting to over the next few days. 

I’m so excited about the books I have lined up for the next week and I feel like a lot of us will have this same book in common. But, first, what I’m currently reading. 

Right now I’m actually in the middle of a reread of Rainbow Rowell’s book Fangirl. I read this a few years ago and honestly didn’t get on with it. Well, with this reread I can tell you I’m officially as obsessed with it as everyone else is. I finally understand the hype and I can’t wait to get back to it once I’ve finished typing this up. 

After that I plan on finishing up another reread I started a few days ago, which is The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood. I read this for school a few years ago and I’m definitely enjoying it more now than I did then. 

As you probably guessed, I’m rereading The Handmaids Tale in preparation for my next read, which will be The Testaments, the sequel to The Handmaids Tale. 

Up until recently I’ve been scepticle about this sequel, even though it is so highly anticipated and something I’ve wanted since I read the first book. But that scepticism went out of the window when it made the Booker list. I feel like we’re in for something pretty special. I plan on getting to that the minute I have a copy in my hands on Tuesday. 

What are you currently reading? Are you also looking forward to The Testaments? 

Thanks for reading, 
Jess X

Book Review: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

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Hi Readers

Published: February 2019 by Balzer and Bray
Genre: YA Contemporary
Length: 452 Pages
Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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Set in the same neighbourhood as Angie’s debut The Hate U Give. In her second release we follow Bri, who wants to become a world famous rapper. Her mother wants her to stay focused on school. But when bills pile up and homelessness becomes a growing fear, she starts seeing it as a way that could save her family from the money struggles they’ve always faced. 

I hate to admit this, but I wasn’t a huge fan of her debut ‘The Hate U Give’ (although I may have to give that a second try now). This, however, I loved. So. Much. The characters especially. Each one was so well written and had so much depth, I loved each little side story just as much as the main plot.

I loved the family dynamic between Bri and her mum and the amount of diverse topics that this one book tackled.

A great YA contemporary. Probably my favourite so far this year. 

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Thanks for reading, 

Jess X