I read another five books so I’m back to talk to you about them. Are you excited? I know I am. I know that’s a little cliche but oh well.
Graphic Novel/ Rating: 3/5
The Inflatable Woman is about a zookeeper named Iris finds out she has breast cancer.
I picked this one up on a whim because I was feeling in the mood for a graphic novel and this was the only one my library had on ecopy. So I didn’t know anything about it and had never even heard of it before, but I ended up liking it. The art style was my favourite part of this graphic novel. The story its self wasn’t particularly relatable to me but I thought it was still interesting and moving. Also loved the fact that talking animals was not questioned at all, loved Iris’ talking cat. Overall it was good.
Novel/ Rating: 5/5
Stardust is a fairy-tale esque story about the finding of a fallen star and the journey of getting home again.
To be honest I’ve been very hesitant to read this book for a long time. You see I love the movie, it’s probably in my top three favourite movies, and while I normally read the book before the film I was young when I watched the movie and didn’t know that it was a book. And then I was concerned that either I wouldn’t like the book or the book would ruin the movie for me, I didn’t want either of those things to happen. However one day I saw it in a bookshop and I decided to just go for it. And even though it took me longer than it should have to read, that was not the books fault, I had a lot of uni work to do, I loved this book. I also still love the movie. They are not exactly the same, but they are both wonderful. I loved the fairy tale feel of the book and of course I love the story and the characters; even though some are a bit different to what I’m used to them being. I can myself re-reading this, also I would like to politely request a sequel of sorts.
Novel/ Rating: 5/5
Saving Francesca is about Francesca adjusting to the changes in her life as well as figuring out who she is.
Oooft. I loved this book, it's so utterly heart warming, definitely my favourite Melina Marchetta book. It had me smiling and was a fun listen, a bit if escapism from the stress of assessments even though it's a little heavier at times. Also as an audio book this is great.
Ghost Wall is about Silvie and her family experience with experimental archaeology of iron age Britain.
This was dark. I wasn't expecting it to be quiet that dark. Though honestly I had no expectations of it at all. It was super interesting and engaging. The writing and voice were good. Also I listened to this on audio we'd it was a really excellent audio book.
Novella/ Rating: 4/5
The Little Prince is a recount from a pilot about meeting a little prince from another planet.
I’ve been trying to read more traditional children’s classics as the ones I have read I always enjoy but there’s so many I haven’t read yet. Listened to this on audio book so that made it a bit weird when the narrator referred to a picture that is n the book. However this book was sweet, I think it would also make an interesting book to study as it is very much a book with a message and thus it would be interesting to explore its meaning.