Saturday 22 July 2017

Read Women Month 2017 Wrap Up

So... Read Women Month didn't quite go to plan here, did it? I had all these blog post ideas and then they just... didn't happen... (enough ellipses? Probably...) I didn't even manage to keep to my TBR but look, I got busy! I spent basically the entire month staring at Pages documents. You'll hear more about that in a post soon but for now let's talk about the books I did manage to read during Read Women Month.

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

I've been eagerly awaiting this book ever since I read and loved the first two in the series during last year's Read Women Month. Although, for me, this instalment didn't quite live up to the first two, it was wonderful to spend a little more time with Lara Jean, and as endings go this was a pretty satisfying one.


The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

I got a bit down early on in the month, mostly due to the awful things that just kept coming on the news, and decided TBR be damned I needed something comforting and familiar to read. I wanted something that I knew would definitely make me smile so headed straight for this old favourite. And yes, it still makes me laugh just as much as it always has. And yes, I still love Micheal Moscovitz.


The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories by Susanna Clarke

As with all the short story collections I've read, there were stories in here that I really enjoyed and some that I didn't enjoy so much. Many of the stories were written in a very different style from Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell*, but, of course, still managed to maintain the magic of that world, so I'll forgive Susanna Clarke the odd, seemingly pointless story.

*There were a lot less footnotes.**
**See what I did there?


The Beautifull Cassandra by Jane Austen

Honestly, I mostly read this one because I wanted something quick so that I would have more than three books to show for the month... This is a (very) little collection of things that Jane Austen wrote long before her novels, so they're a little disjointed and varied, but her excellent humour is present throughout. I wouldn't recommend it for a first attempt at reading Austen but certainly something fun to pick up after you've read her books, to see how her writing started out.