I had very little hope for reading this month as it’s been my 21st birthday and general business! I’ve had next to no time to sit down and read a book so obviously that’s resulted in my wrap-up being awfully small. To make up for it there’s an absolutely huge book haul (I know, I somehow found time to buy books but not read them! Either way I’ve managed to get a few books read this month that I’ve been wanting to read for a while so that helps make my TBR a little smaller!
I’ve become one of those people who reads more than one book at once. I’ve never been able to do it as the plot lines confused me between books. However I am now officially one of those people! Maybe this is a little small because I’ve been trying to read so many books I haven’t had chance to finish one! Okay…yeah we’ll go with that.
The first book that I finished this month was Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig. There has been no shortage of me raving about this book all over the internet and practically to anyone that will listen to me. I absolutely adored it. Reasons to Stay Alive is Matt Haig’s journey with depression and mental illness and his thoughts on getting better. It’s not a sad book about life being over, it quite frankly was the most uplifting thing I’ve ever read. I have a full review on it HERE if you want to check it out. I could not recommend enough that you read this book. It’s not just about dying or living, it’s so much more. Like making the most out of your life no matter who you are. It’s perfectly written and easy to understand, even if you haven’t experienced the things Matt is talking about.
When I got the chance to sit down for an afternoon I picked up the Saved by the Bell graphic novel (that I’ve wanted to do since last summer). When I was a kid, Saved by the Bell was my favourite show, so knowing that this graphic novel existed made me ridiculously excited to be reconnected with my favourite characters. Whereas I really enjoyed this graphic novel, I can see why if you haven’t previously watched the TV show, you wouldn’t do. It’s filled with inside jokes from the TV show that you wouldn’t understand, and there isn’t much background to the story if you’ve not known it previously. For fans of the show though, it’s an absolutely fantastic read. The graphic novel itself is split in to chapters or episodes, which makes It very easy and light to read.
Dynamite comics sent me a review copy of The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat (and Pokey) towards the end of the month and I have no regrets in saying I read all of it in about half an hour. I have a full review of the graphic novel HERE if you want to read it. I absolutely loved these dry comedic adventures of Grumpy Cat and Pokey. Grumpy Cat has quite literally taken the world by storm in the last few years and to have a complete graphic novel of his adventures is all I could have asked for in the world. It’s a light, easy read that’s filled with short snippets of his adventures. Perfect for a lazy afternoon or a bit of entertainment if you have ten minutes spare!