Our latest Book Club meet up was last Thursday, a week later than usual as we were both away in London for YALC the week before. We decided to read Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman for July, a graphic novel developed from her webcomics. You can still read Heartstopper online for free if you wish to! We are continuing using the Google form responses in our Book Club posts to get direct thoughts from people who have read it – those who have both been to Book Club or can’t make it but still want to join the conversation. Continue reading
I’ve been wanting to read a graphic novel for quite some time, one of length and a stand alone that i can really get in to. On a recent trip to Waterstones, i found This One Summer, which looked absolutely adorable and something that i’d really want to read pretty quickly. Luckily, my friend bought it and lent it to me, win win for me!
This weeks Top 5 Wednesday is my top 5 gateway books. A ‘gateway book’ is a book that introduces you to a genre. These are books that are easy to read and compass a certain genre easily so that the person entering that genre can get a good idea of what it is about. I really love reading gateway books because they always introduce you to new things, similarly i like hearing what others favourite gateway books are, it generally gives you a good idea of what the person likes and they’re interested in. Instead of doing my gateway books in to a specific genre, i’m going to be telling you all my top 5 books that are gateways in to graphic novels!
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!
After a very big reading slump in November, I managed to pull myself back in to the swing of things in December! Hurrah! I read in total 4 books and 1 graphic novel in December and I have to say that I enjoyed every one of them! Hopefully I’ll continue to read more in to the new year but with a lot of university deadlines coming up, who knows what will really happen! Here are the books that I read this month!