Book Reviews | April Reads
April was a really good month for reading - I loved every book I read, which is pretty rare for me, and I feel like I've got my reading bug is back in full force. I'm already looking forward to tearing through some more goodies this month.
So anyway, here are my book reviews for April...
How to be a Woman - Caitlin Moran
I have read this book before, but it was a good 4 or 5 years ago now, and I felt like I needed a bit of fresh, kickass Caitlin Moran inspiration. This book is the perfect blend of well thought out feminist arguments, hilarious memoir and some good old fashioned celebrity name drop stories. Reading it for the second time, I still laughed out loud and nodded my head in furious agreement regularly. I feel like every woman should have this book on their shelf.
Me Before You - Jojo Moyes
This was another re-read for me, but it had been so long since I read it that I didn't want to delve straight into the sequel without refreshing my memory. I had forgotton how moving this book is - it's an amazing tale of friendship and struggle and unlikely love stories and I struggled to read the last few chapters through my tears. I won't say anymore as I can't do this book justice, but if you haven't read it then I would definitely recommend.
After You - Jojo Moyes
I read the sequel straight afterwards, and while it didn't pack the same kind of punch as it's predecessor, it was still a lovely read. I felt really invested in the characters, and while some of the plotlines were either a bit farfetched or far too predictable, I found myself still wanting to find out what had happened. It didn't quite live up to the reputation of Me Before You, but I did enjoy picking up the story again and seeing how the characters all moved forward.
The Year of Yes - Shonda Rhimes
I have really saved the best till last with this month's book reviews. I devoured this book in a couple of days and it left me feeling so uplifted and inspired and ready for what Shonda likes to refer to as some "badassery". For those of you who don't know, Shonda Rhimes is the amazing writer behind the hit TV shows Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, and this book is all about how her life changed when she just started saying yes to stuff that scared her. It's a funny, motivating and thoughtful read, and Shonda writes in a way that makes you feel like you're just having a chat with your best friend. This is a book that I will pick up time and time again.