Here are the books I read in June of 2019.
Mortal Engines by Phillip Reeve (4 stars)
This novel is a competitor to be my favourite book of 2019! I was blown away by this book. The world-building is phenomenal, the characters are all so varied and layered and the plot is just so exhilarating! Do not go into this book though having watched the movie thinking it’s going to be the exact same though because it is not!
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (5 stars)
This novel was a re-read for me. Last year, I decided I was going to re-read the whole series as my knowledge of the books, especially the last 3, had severely lacked. Goblet of Fire is one of my favourites of the series and I really enjoyed the re-read. This post however focuses less on my thoughts and feelings on the novel and more my experience reading it as I decided to annotate my book, looking at themes within the novel.
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett (3 stars)
The book was a bit lack lustre. I’m not going to lie. The main character was really interesting and I loved the first half of the novel but the second half of the novel was a bit all over the place and not in a good way. I was confused half the time on what was actually going on and it stopped me engaging with the story. This was abit of a let-down.
The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (4 stars)
This book was a really easy, fun and a quick read. Set in Botswana, we follow Mma Ramotswe, the only female PI in the country, as she solves a variety of cases from adultery to theft to even death! This was so engaging and I loved Mma Ramotswe’s character. But I did have a couple representation issues which I discuss in more detail in my post.
The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell (2 stars)
Another DNF for 2019. The main reason for this DNF was the pacing. It was just such a slow story, it felt like the plot was just plodding along at the pace of an elephant! I just could not get engaged with the story. I also found the main male protagonist to be infuriating. But like with all DNFs there is no blog post to follow.