Spring Reading List (+ Winter Reviews)


And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini 9/10 – When I saw that Khaled Hosseini was releasing a new book I pre-ordered it immediately and I knew that as soon as it arrived it would jump to the top of my reading pile. This was another beautiful story from one of my favourite authors, and although it didn’t quite reach the emotionally crippling levels of his previous books (at least for me); it was still an incredibly touching read.

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.