6 January 2016

Reading List | January


I have acquired a fair few books recently and I'm excited to start the year off right by delving into a good book or two. These definitely won't be the only books I read as there are a few library books I've ordered, but these are the ones I've received/bought.

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom - This book is about a girl called Parker, and she doesn't want anyone to treat her differently just because she is blind. I feel like Young Adult Fiction can be lacking in books which show a wider representation of people in society, in terms of race and disability. The cover design of this book (which you can't see) is really clever as it has brail embossed on it. I've seen this book popping up every where, so I'm curious to see what this book is like.

What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler - What We Saw is about the complications of speaking up about rape, inspired by true events. Obviously this isn't going to be a light-hearted subject to read about, but I'm interested to see how the author interprets it. Kate goes to a party one Saturday night and the events are a bit of a blur for her. She essentially has to try and piece together information and try and figure out what happened. Sophie from Nana Wintour gave me this book to review.

They Let Me Write a Book by Jamie Curry - This is YouTuber Jamie Curry's book. From having a quick flick through, there are different bits and bobs in this book such as baby photos, tips (comedic - I presume), recipes, and she has also wrote about her life so far, revolving around her school life and rise to being 'famous' on the Internet. Again, Sophie gave me this book to review as well. I suspect this will be something light to read after all the heavy novels I've been reading lately.

Darkmere by Helen Maslin - This book revolves around stories of the past and present. The present story is of a girl, Kate, and a boy called Leo who she has a crush on. Leo inherits a castle on the English coast and invites Kate to stay with him and other friends over the summer. It looks to me as if this book involves a bit of mystery, with the the past story (happening two centuries ago) incorporated into the book.

Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey by Richard Ayoade - Enough Ayoade's for you? This is my favourite comedian and director's book. His humour is very self-depreciating and deadpan - the book surrounds the subject of film making, and the premise is that he is interviewing himself throughout. This will be a reread for me as I borrowed it from the library the first time. I'm happy to own this book now though and have it placed on my book shelf.


Do you like the sound of any of these?
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-Emma
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