Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s already time for another monthly wrap up; this year is genuinely whizzing by. The last month has been super busy for me, my A Levels start this month so naturally my biggest preoccupation has been revision for these and trying to balance that with my blog. Despite that, this month I managed to read five books, which is pretty good! I also went on a pretty big contemporary blast so you might notice a theme haha.
The Falling In Love Montage by Ciara Smyth
Thoughts: This was such a cute read! Saoirse and Ruby made such a cute couple and I loved reading their story. I found the whole idea of the falling in love montage a really fun one and it was fun reading the two experience typical rom-com moments together. I also loved that this covered some serious family topics as well as the excellent character development! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to any fan of contemporaries.
If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich
Thoughts: This was another really adorable read! Zach and Ruben were honestly so well matched, they balanced each other out and pushed each other to be the best version of themselves in the best possible way. I also really liked how this explored the pressures on artists in the music industry and some other serious topics, which I wasn’t entirely expecting but really appreciated. I’d definitely recommend checking this one out!
She Gets The Girl by Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick
Thoughts: Sticking with the theme, this was such a cute read! I loved both Alex and Molly as characters and their connection was so pure and genuine. I also loved that what I initially thought was predominately a romance actually ended up exploring the theme of self discovery a lot, which I really appreciated. It was also really refreshing reading a book set at college, which I found really interesting. I really connected with the characters in this one and I definitely wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!
You’re The One That I Want by Simon James Green
Thoughts: This was a really lovely read! I loved the fact that this featured a school production of Grease – which is one of my favourite films – and I also loved the character development in this. Freddie, Ruby and Sam’s friendship was absolutely adorable and the final romance in this was great! The only thing which stopped this book from being a five star read for me was the love triangle, which really drew the book out, but I would still recommend!
Skin Of The Sea by Natasha Bowen
Thoughts: I remember being so excited for this one’s release way back in November, but honestly, I didn’t love this as much as I thought I would… I did really enjoy how big a role African mythology and history played in this, which provided a really unique spin on The Little Mermaid, and I thought Simidele and Kola were both really strong characters, but it just took me so long to get into the story. I also found myself guessing the major twist incredibly early on, which took away a lot for me. That being said, I’d still say this is worth a read!
Have you read any of these? What books have you read this month? Let me know in the comments!
I hope you enjoyed this wrap up!