I read 13 books in January which I think is probably the most I’ve ever read in 1 month. I’m a big book worm and ever since I was a kid I’ve always had a book in my hand. But life gets in the way and it’s not always easy to find time to read. There’s also the fact that books are v expensive and I don’t have the time to go to the library every day for a new read.
But still over the last few months I’ve managed to get a huge stack of books to read. I got quite a few as gifts for Christmas (thanks mum) and I also brought myself some as a lil treat. So I thought I would write a little round up of 3 of my faves from January.
Also because there’s nothing wrong with a cheeky plug why not check out my Goodreads to see my reviews, everything I’ve been reading and all the books I’ve been lusting after.
THIS BOOK!! Moxie has been on my TBR for what feels like forever so when I saw this in the sale in knew I had to pick it up. Anyway to cut a long story short it was absolutely amazing and I LOVED it *insert a billion heart eye emojis here.
The plot follows the story of Viv who starts her own feminist zine called Moxie after being inspired by her own mum. She’s sick of the sexist and unfair behaviour at her school and of the teachers who ignore it. The zine soon takes off and other girls at the school take on the Moxie name and what it stands for which leads to a little bit of a feminist revolution at their school.
All you need to really know is that you absolutely 100% need this book in your life and you will not regret it. If your a feminist or even if your not for that matter you should absolutely pick this up an give it a read. It made me very angry but in the best way possible.
The Nowhere Girls
Another amazing feminist fulled book that I adored this month is The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed. I heard this book was really good and had a lot of discussions on topics which are usually seen as taboo so I knew I needed this in my life. I also heard that the characters were super diverse which is something else I’m trying to read more of. I can confirm that both of these things are 1000% true which is why you need to read this book!
The Nowhere Girls is told from the perspective of 3 different girls who after becoming friends decide to start the Nowhere Girls as a way to avenge the rape of Lucy a girl who was forced to leave town after she spoke out about what happened to her and is labled a liar. They also use it as a way to boycott the sexist behaviour that happens everyday at their school.
It was an amazing and eye opening read and I’m so glad I picked this up. Although the book is told from 3 main perspectives it tells the story of every girl and the kind of experiences they face everyday. It’s a 5 star must read book so please pick it up.
The Lost & The Found
I’ve never read anything by Cat Clarke so I was excited to finally read the lost and the found. It follows the story of a family who’s oldest daughter disappeared and then 13 years later returns. It’s kind of a mystery novel but it’s still v much YA and for the most part pretty light hearted and an easy read. It has an amazing twist at the end (which I won’t spoil) but mostly focuses on the family dynamic after their daughter returns.
I’d love to know what novels you picked up in January as well so let me know below. Have you ever read anything on my list?