I read a lot of books. I talk about books. I blog about books. And I also make videos about books. This post is about the books I read in December 2015 & January 2016 (the bimonthly wrap up). I will introduce you to the plot and share a short review about those.
Why am I doing it? Because knowing about new books is so fun. And you’re able to pick up good books if someone introduces you to the plot and gives you an idea of what to expect from the book. There are lesser chances of getting disappointed with a book. Isn’t that cool?
What are we waiting for? Let me tell you about the books I read in December and January (or my bimonthly wrap up). You can also watch my video in case you’re not in the mood for reading the blog today.
1. Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince By J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter is the very popular book series about a weak but brave young guy who fights the evilest wizard in the wizarding world – Voldemort. The series chronicles his battle with the Dark Lord. Half-Blood Prince is the second last book in the series.
The book series is addicting. Don’t pick it up unless you have time to read the books continuously. You will be compelled to do so. Even though these are children’s books, I thoroughly enjoyed the Harry Potter series at the age of 22. This is a series which must not be missed. Maybe you have watched the movies, but that won’t work as an excuse to not read the books. Just read them!
My ratings: 4/5 stars
2. The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg
It’s a crime thriller set in Sweden. A girl is found dead by a writer, Erica. Erica takes a special interest in this case as that girl was her childhood best friend. Patrick is a detective who is investigating this case. Both of them work together to unravel some profound and dark history of their small town.
I loved this book so much. It is an excellent crime thriller. It’s a must-read. I have done the complete review of The Ice Princess, and I think you must check it out. If you like crime thrillers, you’re going to thank me for introducing you to this book. That’s a bet!
My ratings: 5/5 stars
3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
This is a young adult book which talks about twins that move to college. Cath has always been close to Beth and can’t bear it when Beth asks for space at the beginning of college. Beth is just trying to enjoy her college life, completely oblivious to the kind of difficulty she’s putting Cath into. Cath is scared and lonely. All she has is the fanfiction she writes. And thus, begins the story.
Fangirl is overhyped on Booktube. People are crazy about this book. They so loved it. I found it tight to start with. I couldn’t keep reading it. With an interesting cover and fantastic reviews, I dived into it expecting a lot. I was disappointed. Nevertheless, it is still a nice book. It is a quick, light read. Nothing fantastic. Nothing too bad.
My ratings: 3/5 stars
4. Breath Go Away & Other Stories by Sriman Narayanan
It’s a collection of short stories based around different themes like love, matrimony, heartbreak, life lessons and so on. The stories have been weaved together to match a same kind of genre. Every story picks a different subject and dances around it. I liked some of the stories a lot. Some stories didn’t impress me much.
But considering how thin and affordable this book is, I think it’s a sound investment. Grab it for a light Indian read.
My ratings: 3/5 stars
5. Logically Stupid, That’s Love by Shikha
The book is about the logically driven Kartik and love driven Sahana. Both of them are completely different and yet fall in love. There are plenty of ups and downs in their story making it a fascinating book.
I loved the book. I have also done the complete review of this book on my blog. It’s a page-turning novel which has been written in a very straightforward way. You will enjoy the writing and how plain sailing it is.
My Ratings: 4/5 stars
6. P.S. I still Love You by Jenny Han
Again an over-rated book. I picked this book as it was nominated for the top young adult books of 2015 list on Goodreads. But I was disappointed. The book is undoubtedly good, but there’s nothing in it that it deserves to be at the top of any book.
The book is the sequel to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. The main character is with her dream guy, and the story revolves around how she deals with the insecurities she has in her mind. Very unconvincing. The ending of the books is abrupt.
You will easily finish up this book and feel okay about your reading experience. But once you sit and think more about this book, you will start hating how everything went on (just like I am doing right now)
My Ratings: 3/5 stars
These are the six books I managed to complete in past two months and included in my bimonthly wrap up. Which are the books you read? Did you like them?