BOOKS I READ IN FEBRUARY
- •Kindred Spirits by Rainbow RowellThis was so adorable! It's a very short novel about 3 Star Wars fans waiting in line for The Force Awakens and has all the usual amazing Rainbow dialogue with great characters and lots of fandom nerdery. It’s a UK exclusive World Book Day release so sorry everyone else.
- •Station Eleven by Emily St John MandelI'm in a mini book club for this with my mum and sister so I don't want to think too much about it yet. I really liked it but it was also a bit too similar to World War Z? But then I wished that WWZ was at least twice as long, so... It also gave me really weird dreams after the first couple of chapters, which was cool as my dreams are usually hella boring.
- •Ethical Chic by Fran HawthorneI got this from the library and almost didn’t finish it, but it just about managed to keep my interest. It focuses on six major US companies that are seen to be cool and ethical and digs into whether they deserve the label. The conclusion is generally, “kind of” for all of them so it isn’t really very helpful, but it was an interesting enough read.
- •Divergent series by Veronica RothAmazon gave me the first book for free and I got sucked in and bought the other two. The first one is really good in a Hunger Games kind of way and the pacing is so ridiculously relentless that you don't think too hard about the plot. Sadly the second book is kind of boring and the third is pretty terrible but it's an easy fun read overall.
- •2.5 chapters of A History of the World in Twelve MapsConsidering it took me a year to get through the introduction, I am counting this. It's super interesting but also very academic (and really heavy! My wrists are so weak now I have a kindle)