A War Tattooist, A Young Poet, A Gryffindor-ean, and a Geeky Cinderella

Now, to follow up on the heading of this post- what is common amongst all the people I mentioned above? Choose from the options below:

A) They’re characters from the books I read last week

B) Some are fictional and some are real people!

C) But everyone is awesome in their own way

D) All of the above 😉

I have been trying to read as fast as I can, to keep up with my never ending TBR, my pending ARC reviews and my own summer reading and book club reads. Which is why, I have been really slow in making time to write reviews for all the books I read in the last 10 days, here. And I apologise for that 🙂 So, I thought I’ll just do a short blog about my thoughts on all the books and characters I read in the past few days:)

Have you read any of the books below? And do you struggle to write reviews on books as fast as you read your books too?

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

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I read this book as part of my of local book club’s selection for July. This book is 95% true and based on the real experiences of WW2 prisoner Lale Sokolov, who was the ‘Tattooweirer‘ of one of the prison camps during the Holocaust. It is a story of courage, hope and love, set during one of the darkest period of our history.

I really enjoyed the book, and Lale’s story, however, I didn’t feel much for the love story and could not relate to Gita’s character as well. A good book for a book club discussion, nevertheless.

 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by JK Rowling

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After putting off re-reading my favourite book and series of all time, for almost 20 years, I decided to borrow some courage and try to read this together with a friend, who was equally nervous about reading her favourite book after all these years.

But, I am so happy to say, I’m still fan girling!! JK Rowling is still my hero and I still want to go to Hogwarts, and age has nothing to do with it! 😀

 

 

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

img_6415I don’t read much of poetry, which is probably not a good thing for a reader. So, I was quite excited to learn that this was the August book chosen on the OSS book club on Goodreads.

I was really impressed to learn that the poet is so young, and yet, her thoughts were so mature, strong and had so much impact on me. She touches upon sexual abuse, falling in love, falling out of love and loving yourself and your sisters. The only thing I didn’t appreciate was the fact that a lot of page space was wasted, since some poems were just 4 lines long and were used on a single page 🙂

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

img_6416Managed to finish this book from my summer reading challenge list for 2018 in one weekend! Fun, breezy and a happy ending book, which is perfect for a summer read by the pool or the beach 🙂

I also loved the fact that Cinderella’s counterpart Danielle/Elle was shown to be strong and that her Prince had a vulnerability that isn’t very common in heroes. Enjoyed the book, and another introduction to the world of fans and fan fiction, after Fangirl, I must say..hehe 😀

 

I still have a long way to go, and a lot of books to finish in August..wish me luck guys!! 😀

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