Weekly Wrap-Up #5

Wow, this has been a crazy week. As ever, I’m sharing all the books I’ve read since the last weekly wrap-up, so let’s dive into the books I’ve picked up this week.

 

1. A Girl Called Shameless by Laura Steven 💙🏳️‍🌈⭐️

I just really loved being back with Izzy and this was a fierce, funny, raw and empowering sequel that acts as a call to action. I laughed, I cried and I related so much. Izzy is such an excellent character: memorable, strong and vulnerable. Ajita really deserves her own spin-off. Five stars.

2. The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts 💙

Guessed the twists pretty quickly and was disappointed that I wasn’t really suprised. Couldn’t really connect with the characters and hated all the references to the Jaime Bulger case. One star.

3. Colour Me In by Lydia Ruffles 💙

This has such beautiful, lyrical writing that I just fell in love with. Arlo was allowed to grieve and be raw and vulnerable and make mistakes. Ruffles discusses so many important topics ranging from toxic masculinity to mental illness in such a great way. Four stars.

4. The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths 💙🏳️‍🌈

Again, I couldn’t really connect with the characters. The twist also came out of nowhere and reading back through, there aren’t really many hints or build-up that I saw.Two stars.

5. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid 💙

I loved the characters, who felt really fleshed out and engaging. The atmosphere felt so real and the writing was just evocative and beautiful and I really felt like I was there. My main problem is that I loved Evelyn Hugo, so I had somewhat of an unrealistically high bar that this book didn’t quite manage to reach. Four and a half stars.

6. Heartstopper Volume 1 by Alice Oseman 💙🏳️‍🌈

I devoured this adorable, heart-warming graphic novel in one sitting last night. Nick and Charlie leaped off the page and into my heart. The artwork was so stunning and I need the next volume immediately! Four and a half stars.

Currently Reading:

 

 

I’m flitting between two books: Resisters for my dose of empowering activism and Heir of Fire for some magical, dark fantasy escapism.

Which books have you read lately?

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