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June 2017 Books

So I’ve decided to start something new on the blog. At the end of every month, I’m going to do a quick review of the books I managed to read. Hopefully, it will help remind of what I’ve actually read.


  1. Monstress Vol 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu

I received this as a present from my brother and his girlfriend. It was.. interesting. Definitely something I would like to read more of.Monstress_Vol1-1


It had an fascinating concept and was beautifully drawn.


My issue was that at times I found it difficult to keep up with who’s who in the story. Perhaps it just requires me to read it again to solve the issue.


However, it has not held the test of time. I’m desperately trying to think back on the story – to remember character’s names, places, plot and… I can’t. I haven’t retained any of that information.


2. Deadpool Vol 1: Dead Presidents by Brian Posehn

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again; I love Deadpool. deadpool dead presidents

He’s sarcastic, uncaring, and unapologetic. He makes pop reference and breaks the third wall constantly. But the merc-with-the-mouth is a total sweetheart. And this book is no exception.

In it, Deadpool faces exactly what’s on the cover; dead presidents. I thought I was going to be in for a completely unrealistic, face-palm story but… it actually made sense. On top of that, I laughed. A lot.

After reading Monstress,  it was a definitely needed pick me up!


3. By Your Side by Kasie West

I don’t often read Teen Romance books, but lately that’s what I’ve been craving. Kasie West’s By Your Side was a nice way to your side

It follows two teens trapped in a library who slowly get to know each other despite their different personalities and lives. It’s a tale of friendship and romance that leaves a sweet taste on the tongue.

I both enjoyed and hated this story. Hated because with every cliche, every over-the-top sickly moment I was rolling my eyes, but I loved it because of those things.

West has this way of writing that just wins me over every time. It’s like reading Sarah Dessen again. I don’t mind her stories being a little predictable because there’s always this element of surprise. That, and they’re just so easy to love.


4. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

I originally read this book when I was 16. Since then I have read it 4/5 times. I guess that’s a testament to how much I love it as I don’t normally return to books I’ve read.the duff

The thing about The DUFF is that it has such an important message – everybody feels like the ugly friend sometimes, but beauty is subjective. Whilst that sound shallow, the story has multiple elements that just work. From bad ex’s making a return, to dealing with problems at home, The DUFF is this complex story that some how captures the struggles you face in life (which is why I absolutely hate the film version).

Sure, it can be a little silly at times. But I got it. Even at 16, I connected with this book. I’m not sure why, I’m not sure if I care. But I love this book.


So that’s it for this month! I didn’t get a chance to read much (I moved back home at the beginning of the month so I haven’t really had that much time to read), but I plan on reading a few more books this month.

If you have any book recommendations, I would love to hear them! Leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to check them out.



I'm currently working my way through a Creative and Professional Writing degree in London.

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