Columbine by Dave Cullen 7/10 – I have a kind of morbid fascination with school shootings. I find the psychological element of it utterly fascinating, and as soon as I saw this book pop up on a friend’s Goodreads page I knew that I wanted to read it. This book gives a fascinating insight into the events of ‘Columbine’, before the event, the day of the shootings, and the aftermath. This is an amazing book. It’s not particularly well written, but the subject matter is incredible.
The Magicians by Lev Grossman 3/10 – Don’t let the gorgeous cover art fool you, this book is terrible. There were so many things wrong with this book I don’t really know where to start. First of all, the protagonist was a major prick. I had absolutely no interest in his character, and I somehow managed to make it halfway through the book without being able to remember what his name was. Time progressed too quickly, the world wasn’t developed properly, and I was glad when it ended. Ugh.