A few weeks ago, me and Sarah went to an event at Manchester Central Library to see Angie Thomas talk about her latest release, On The Come Up and answer some questions about it. I finished the book just after the event and absolutely adored it. If I could give it more than 5 stars out of 5, I truly would. The event was fantastic and I was so excited to see Angie speak.
It’s nice to reach the end of the year and try and focus on the positives as much as possible. I always love looking back at books I’ve read, films and TV shows I’ve watched and new hobbies/interests I may have picked up. It’s always really fun to remember what new things you’ve discovered and connected with throughout the year!
There’s no time like the middle of the year to think about what you’ve read so far and what you loved. I’ve always done monthly wrap-ups and yearly round-ups of what i’ve read, what my ratings were and my favourites. However, i figured i may as well throw a post in mid-year about what i absolutely adored from this year so far. It might give you a little inspiration as to what to read for the next six months!
It’s been a while since the Angie Thomas event in Manchester, and i still wanted to cover it for you lovely lot because i think Angie discussed some really important topics in the talk. So to break up the last few BEDM posts, here’s Gemma from Gem’s Curiosity Blog talking about the event!
I seem to keep having very sporadic reading months. Some months have been great this year, my January was outstanding, and some not so good. I’ve dipped again a little in April due to a lot of things going on, and have only read a few of the books i was aiming for. All in all it wasn’t an awful month, but i definitely am hoping it gets a little better. Here’s what i read in April and what i thought…
Simply put, this is one of the most powerful and thought provoking insight in to the way other people live i’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. I was in a little bit of a YA slump until i read The Hate U Give. It completely blew up in America and was fueled by the movie rights being bought. I went in to it thinking it was over-hyped, but it’s simply phenomenal.