I originally had a good reading month in June, with two books on the bingo card, however an extended break and shift into full time work has seen me neglect the blog. I have read plenty of books after these two and I am sure some of at the very least one of these will somehow feature in the next book blog update. Either way I thoroughly enjoyed both of these books and even better I have a few sequels of one of them!
Fairy Tale Retelling
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I read this book for my book club and absolutely loved it! The book is such a weird mish-mash of ideas that somehow all come together and just work! The story is, as you may have guessed, a Cinderella retelling, however it is one that is set in a dystopic New Beijing with the role of Cinderella being played by a cybernetically enhanced girl named Cinder. Throw in some ‘magical’ people from Mars, a Black Death like plague and enough family dramas to sill a soap opera and you have the pleasure that is, Cinder. I highly recommended that anyone and everyone pick up this book and give it a read!
Only Chosen Because of a Pretty Cover
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
I do not know what drew me to this cover but everything I saw it in shops or online, my eye was just drawn to it. So inspired by my recent John Waters book choice I decided to give another biography a try. I absolutely loved this book! Poehler not only recounts a number of pivotal moments in her life but she offers so many intelligent and inspiration insights. Phases such as her motto of , “Good for her! Not for me” and her quote “I think we should stop asking people in their twenties what they “want to do” and start asking them what they don’t want to do,” are just spot on. If you are looking for a witty and intelligent read, I would wholeheartedly recommend ‘Yes Please.’
Additionally Poehler has quite possibly the best author picture I have seen!