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- Not so different: What you really want to ask about having a disability by Shane Burcaw -I ’ve followed Shane for quite some time now and this is an awesome way to introduce disability to a child – although I think most people could get something from it (especially those who point, stare or judge!). Normalising disability from a young age is so important. This book is awesome.
- (ARC) If my body could speak by Blythe Baird – Firstly I want to disclose that this poetry anthology has some content warnings: sexual violence, eating disorders, mental illness. Everything I needed to read. A book I needed to heal. Raw and honest. At times even painful. But wonderful. Something I’ll re-read often. Even purchased a physical copy.
- There’s a monster in your book by Tom Fletcher – Silly, cute and interactive. Perfect to get your little ones tired quickly before bed.
- The Northern Lights by Philip Pullman – I can’t believe I’d never managed to get into this before but it was incredible! I’m keen to listen to the next two ASAP especially with the screen adaptation upcoming.
- (ARC) Disney Manga: Descendants: Evie’s Wicked Runway book 2 by Jason Muell – Unfortunately this just wasn’t to my taste so I did DNF it. Comics and graphic novels are a new genre to myself so I wanted to try this, especially Disney based, but it just want my cuppa. The graphics and writing were good and I’m certain those that enjoy this style would adore this!
- (ARC) The escape manual for introverts by Katie Vaz – I love the graphics and the structure of the book. Very clearly designed and looked like a lot of effort had gone into it. I think perhaps it was trying to be amusing in some places but for me personally it felt a bit silly and not in a good way. It’s not fantastic but it wasn’t a bad read as such.
- The seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton – I DNF’ed this as it was too scary/suspenseful for my little heart to handle as an audiobook but I’ll read the physical copy soon instead as it was super interesting.
- Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott – Ive been trying to be more strict with my book ratings but if there was ever a 5-star book it’s this one. I adored the film, of course, but naturally the book was better. I’m not a CFer but I am a fellow chronic illness suffer and so much of this resonated with me. Personally I don’t like the comparison to Fault in Our stars – this is more real and more raw, for me at least. I am so grateful for this book.