(AD) The books I read April – June (2019)

*this post contains affiliate links and books gifted to me*


  1. 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. 
  2. (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.
  3. There’s a monster in your book by Tom Fletcher – Silly, cute and interactive. Perfect to get your little ones tired quickly before bed.
  4. 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.
  5. (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!
  6. (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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.


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