So last year I set myself the goal to read 12 or more books.
I can safely say I didn’t succeed in this aim but I did read seven books which is pretty good going I feel, especially as most of the books I ended up reading were crammed into to the last couple months of the year
Book 1: I read Full Functioning Human (almost) By Melanie Murphy
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Its an auto biography and I found it very relatable and easy to read. Its one of those books that I am able to read and re-read again and again and I never get bored. Looking forward to her second book coming out later this year.
Book 2: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
This was the book that slowed me down. It’s not a very long read but for me because it uses a lot of technical jargon I struggled. This book is about the black women that worked for NASA before NASA even became NASA. They were the computers, the very skilled mathematicians who helped turn numbers into usable items such as planes throughout the 1940’s to later space crafts throughout the 1950s – 60s, it is an enjoyable read and I would recommend this to anyone interested in women history, women of colour history, black history or even just space, or even if you just would like to try a new book.
Book 3: According to Yes by Dawn French
An easy read and an enjoyable read. Its about two very different worlds colliding you have the bubbly, colourful brit who is starting a new life in the states and trying to live in the day, her employer is an uptight american woman who likes things to stay orderly but upon there meeting things change for them both.
Book 4: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
This book is teen fiction, but very powerful teen fiction. Moxie is about feminism at it’s strongest. The story follows a teen girl who is fed up with the double standards happening at school such as the male sport teams getting all the funding for kits etc while the girls have to find other ways of getting new supplies, on dress code days only the girls get targeted and so she stands up by starting moxie which is a revolution. I found it very interesting and if anything it introduced me to a different side to the feminist movement.
Book 5: Girl Online by Zoe Sugg (aka Zoella)
Another teen fiction book but a really sweet one. It’s about a shy girl who has a blog online and has a pretty decent following. She goes to New York where she meets a young musician and falls head over heels in love with him only to find out when she goes back home her whole new life is going to get flipped over and her followers turn mean. A very good read and intend to read the others too.
This book I suppose prompted me to start a blog too.
Book 6: Girl with a pearl earring by Tracy Chevalier
This book is about the famous painting painted by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer in 1665. The story is based on the young lady in the painting and how her master Johannes asks her to be his subject. It was quite a slow start in my opinion but the over all story was very interesting.
Book 7: House of Shadows by Pamela Hartshorne
A very good book to end the year on. It’s set against two timelines one being the Tudor period and the other modern day, and how the timelines tie in was very interesting. Would defiantly recommend this book.
So there you have it these were the books I read and finished last year. I did read the odd magazine in between but unfortunately these were the only books I ended up completing in 2018. All the books I would 100% recommend and as you can see it was a mixed bag but enjoyable non the less.
Please let me know some of the books you read last year or are reading this year would love some recommendations
x Kayleigh x