Monthly Round Ups

April Reads.

Wow what a difference a month makes. Last month I said I wasn’t missing reviewing books much at all. I think a lot of that was the impending university deadline related cloud of doom I was carrying with me talking. A month is clearly a long time, I’ve spent the last couple of weeks making big plans for the future of Juniper’s Jungle – reviews are most definitely coming back in a big way! Watch this space for that, I’m aiming for a big fresh start from 1st June.

Onto the books I read in April. I completed 6 books throughout April, in order of reading they were:

  • Scenes of a Sexual Nature by Clodagh Murphy
  • Boys for Beginners by Lil Chase
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • Dead Time by Anne Cassidy
  • OMG… Am I A Witch?! by Talia Aikens-Nunez
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

I enjoyed all of these books, and whilst none of them grabbed me quite the way my favourites from last month did I have still had to give a bit of thought to picking which one was my favourite. They all have something about them that makes them worthy of considering, but the one that I’ve eventually chosen is Anna and the French Kiss.

I’m pretty late to reading it, I remember seeing lots of buzz about it a good while back but just hadn’t got round to it. I had a few minor quibbles with some aspects of it, but these were easily swept away by the many things I loved about it. A tale of an American girl forced to spend a year at an international school in Paris, I often found myself I was attending the school alongside her. I know if I’d read this as a teen I’d have been desperate yet again to attend boarding school (reading so many Enid Blyton and Chalet School books had a very definite impact on my schooling dreams). I’ll definitely be looking out for the companion novels.

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