April book reviews πŸ“šπŸ’–

Hey lovelies πŸ’•,

I hope you are all doing fine while the world is going crazy 😱. I’m having anxiety some days and now feel not well with cramps, headaches and so tired. I just had my period too. I just hope I’m not getting sick again like in February or that it’s something more scary. I have sometimes anxiety about my health too. It gets overwhelming especially these days πŸ˜”. I just hope everything will be fine one day πŸ™. At least I’m still blogging, reading, writing, grouding myself, doing yoga, meditation and I’m still kinda alive.

I know this blog post is waaaay too late but it doesn’t matter haha πŸ˜‚. I already finished reading some other books but first I want to share some reviews of the books I’ve read last year. In this blog post I will review the books The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon and Moon Theory by R. M. Drake. I had to do these reviews earlier because it’s much easier to write a blog post when you just have read the books and it’s still fresh in your mind. Anyway, I hope you will like this post as I know many of you are also readers. Books are life! πŸ“šβ€οΈ

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Summary:

The Great Gatsby is an important book of the writing career of F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s considered one of the great classics of the twentieth-century literature. In his book he writes about the Jazz Age. The story is about Jay Gatsby who is very rich and about his new love called Daisy. Gatsby is famous for his big parties πŸŽ‰ where he invites a lot of people on Long Island. The story shows exactly how America was during the 1920s.

My review:

I love how Fitzgerald writes in this book because some sentences feels very poetic. It’s a good book which made you feel like you are living during the 1920s in America πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ. I loved to read about the big parties and how fancy their clothes were. I would love to go to one of his parties even though I don’t drink at all haha. I have to admit that sometimes I found the writing style difficult because there were some words I didn’t understand so sometimes I found it difficult to keep reading. I’m used to reading Young Adult books so it was something different to read.

Quotes:

β€œAnd so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

β€œHe looked at her the way all women want to be looked at by a man.”

Stars: ⭐⭐⭐

I give this book three stars because I liked it but it isn’t one of my favourite books. I just prefer young adult books because they are much easier to read. However, it’s a good book and I’m sure many of you also liked it.

Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon

Summary:

This book is about a girl called Madeline who has a rare disease. It’s a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency. She is allergic to everything and can’t leave her house. She hasn’t left her house for already 15 years. Her mother and her nurse Carla take care of her. One day everything change because some new neighbors came. Olly will change her life for good πŸ’•. She wants to feel alive and wants to do everything life has to offer. Madeline knows for sure that she is going to fall in love with Olly and that it will be a hell of a ride.

My review:

I have never read a book that fast for a long time. I finished this book in two weeks during last Summer 🌞. It was so AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL!!! πŸ˜πŸ’–It was also such an easy book to read. I love how the writer makes you fall in love with the characters so fast and made you feel like you actually live that story. It was just so incredible. The end was also a plot twist. I won’t say any spoilers for the ones who didn’t read it. I think it’s such an inspiring book and also such a beautiful love story but not in a cliche way. I definitely cried some tears. There are some really great quotes which I will share below with you.

Quotes:

β€œFrom so high above it, the world seems ordered and deliberate.
But I know it’s more than that. And less. It is structured and chaotic. Beautiful and strange.”

β€œLife is a gift. Don’t forget to live it.” 

β€œEverything’s a risk. Not doing anything is a risk, It’s up to you.”

β€œMaybe growing up means disappointing the people we love.”

β€œYou can find the meaning of life in a book.”

 β€œYou hate the ocean?
I don’t hate it. I respect it. Respect. It’s Mother Nature at her finest – awesome, beautiful, impersonal, murderous.”

Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Definitely 5 stars! πŸŒŸπŸ’« It was a fun, beautiful and inspiring book. This is already one of my favourite books which I’ve ever read. I also loved the drawings in this book which were made by the hushband of Nicola Yoon. It fits perfectly with the story and made it even better. You could really live with the characters, live through their story and feel their emotions.

Moon Theory – Robert M. Drake

Summary:

This poetry book is about self love πŸ’–, love, life and everything in between. Robert M. Drake is a poet and became famous on Instagram. This book is a collection of many poems of him. Many poems are about being real, being yourself, standing up for yourself and feeling your feelings as they come and go. He has written loads of poetry books.

My review:

I loved this poetry book so much! πŸ˜„ It was so well written. All the poems were so beautiful and inspiring. I could really feel all of his emotions and also relate to them in my own life. It was just so good. Some of the poems made me emotional too. He also write poetry which is mental health related. It makes me feel less alone. We need those people so badly in this world especially this time πŸŒπŸ™. They are the ones who heal our hearts. While reading this book you can heal your own heart too. He is such a great writer. I will show some of my favourite poems below.

Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I give this book 5 stars of course without any doubt! It was a beautiful poetry book. I wish to read more poetry books of him and also some novels he has written. I hope they will be as good as this one or maybe even better who knows.

Thank you so much for reading this blog post. Have you read any of these books? Did you like them? What are you reading right now? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love πŸ’•,

xoxo Christina



My first book haul πŸ“šπŸ’ž

Hey lovelies πŸ’• ,

I’m excited to share a new kind of blog post on my blog which is a book haul. I bought some awesome books this month πŸ“š. I still have so many books unread at home but you can never buy enough books, right?! πŸ˜‚. I’m happy I’m enjoying reading again as it’s so good for our mental health and you learn so much about life and this world from reading. I bought 4 books from Book Depository. I loved this website so much because there are no shipping costs 😍. I almost buy all books on that website.

Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon

I wanted to read this book for so long now as I saw many bloggers reading this book. I was pretty excited to read it. I almost finished this book in two weeks and never read so fast. I will make a review about it soon. The book is about a girl called Maddy who’s sick and has not left her house in seventeen years. Olly is the boy who is living next door and is determined to find a way to reach her. This love story is so beautiful and is all about the crazy risks we take for love πŸ’—. Besides, there is also a movie about this book which I can’t wait to watch as soon as I finish reading this book.

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

This is a classic book which so many people have read and was always on my list of books I wanted to read. I finally bought it. It was also very cheap. This book is about the “roaring twenties” and a devasting exposΓ© of the “Jazz Age.” I think this will be an interesting book to read. I’m always reading young adult books so to read something different will be nice too. At least, I hope so hahah πŸ˜‚. They say that The Great Gatsby is an undisputed classic of American literature from the period following the First World War and is one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. I hope this book will be as good or even better as the movie I watched.

All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven

When I was reading a few blog posts and comments from one of my favourite bloggers and friends Chloe I just knew that I had to buy this amazing book. In many blog posts she mentioned that this is her favourite book ❀️. I also know that it’s a sad story and I’m afraid it will break my heart too. I don’t know if I just can read it when I want or have to wait for that moment when I feel good to read it. This book is about Finch and Violet. Finch wants to take his own life and Violet is devasted by her sister’s death. They meet on the ledge of the school bell tower, and so their story begins. I can’t wait to read it and I guess it will also break my heart πŸ’”. I have read so many good reviews without spoilers about this book. They even say it’s the next The Fault in Our Stars which is my favourite book ever. There’s also a movie coming up in 2019 so hopefully before the movie is there I have read it.

Call Me by Your Name – AndrΓ© Aciman

I’ve seen this book everywhere and I’ve also seen the annouchments of the movie in so many places. I have never watched the movie or have read the book. This book was on sale too so I had to buy it together with the other three books. The story is about Elio who’s 17 years old and falls in love with his father’s house guest, Oliver on the Italian Riviera. It’s a book about fear, love and a coming-out story. I’m happy to read this book as I always read books about a girl falling in love with a boy but I also love to read other stories like two boys or two girls falling in love with each other. Love is love and there has to be many more books of the LGBT+ community πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ as well.

Thank you all for reading this blog post. I hope you all liked it. Did you read any of these books? Which book would you read of my haul? Which one is your favourite and why? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love πŸ’•,

xoxo Christina