Hi everyone, I hope you are all having an amazing day and are staying safe. Even though I didn’t read that much this month I still plan keeping up with this post, mostly because I refuse to fail at it after just one month 🤣
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
This is a book I have been wanting to pick up for years now and I’m glad that I finally did as it was such an interesting read. In this Yuval Noah Harari takes us in a journey from the beginning of humanity to the present exploring some of the most pivotal points in our evolution. While I learned a lot from this it’s didn’t feel like I was reading a textbook, he wrote this in a really engaging and entertaining way. I liked that he also explored different viewpoints throughout this however, he made it very obvious the ones that he felt to be the most credible. I gave this 4 stars.
I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
I don’t read a lot of memoirs but I loved iCarly growing up and when I heard all of the amazing reviews for this I had to give it a read. This is one of those books that deserves all the hype it gets. She writes about her life in such an engaging way and there is definite humor throughout. But this doesn’t take away from how hard hitting this book is. I feel a lot of respect for her being able to be so vulnerable and tell her story like this. I gave this 5 stars.
*I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review*
This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year and I wanted to love it so much but unfortunately I just couldn’t keep my interest in it and DNFed at 40%. It started off really promising, I loved the writing style and how rooted in myths and fairytales it was. However, the more I read the more I found myself losing interest in the story and I couldn’t really connect with the characters. I also found it hard to differentiate between the two narrative characters as there voices sounded so similar.
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I’m Glad my Mom Died was so intense but good. It totally lived up to the hype!
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I really is worth all the hype it gets
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