My current love of reading is still going strong. I’m still cautious not to push myself so I don’t end up in a reading slump again, but I’m feeling happy that I’m still going with my reading.

Since I started reading again after my year long reading slump, my reading has definitely slowed down a little. It’s still at a pace that I like but I don’t feel like reading is the main focus in my life now. I’m trying to find the balance between reading loads and not getting burned out. If this is something that you’ve been through then please let me know any tips of advice that you have. I’m doing everything I can to avoid another super long reading slump.

I really enjoyed sharing my mini book reviews last time so I figured I’d share some more.

Now, onto the mini book reviews…

Enola Holmes by Nancy Springer

This was a relatively quick book but I felt like it took me forever to read. It just didn’t grab my attention and reading it felt a little tedious. It had some fun moments and wasn’t all bad, but it’s not a book that I would recommend. I do recommend the Netflix film version though.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

I don’t even know where to start with sharing my opinion on this book. Even thinking about book now makes my heart hurt. It’s such a well-written book that I didn’t want to put it down. It’s definitely worth a read no matter what kind of books you usually read. Just make sure you’ve got some tissues at the read.

Rating: ★★★★☆

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

This book made me want to pack a bag, move to Denmark and do nothing other than read books, drink tea and wrap myself in a blanket. Although it felt a little bit repetative, the overall vibe of this book was super cosy and comforting.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

I was hesitant to read this one after watching The Call of The Wild (2020) in the cinema. That film destroyed me emotionally. But no matter how emotionally heartbreaking the film was, I loved it and that made me want to read the book. This book has been on my tbr list for awhile now and I’m really glad that I finally picked it up. Yes, it was a sad read, but it was also full of hope and joy too. So, I don’t regret reading it at all.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coraline is one of my all time favourite films so it only seemed right to read the book too. And let me tell you, this book did not disappoint. It was a nice and short read but it kept me gripped the entire time. If you like all this weird and creepy then I 100% recommend that you give this book a try.

Rating: ★★★★★

So now that you know what I’ve been reading recently, I would love to hear about your recent reads. What have you been reading? Would you recommend them?

3 responses to “Mini Book Reviews #2”

  1. Dainty Avatar

    Well haven’t read a book for a little now but these books look interesting. Need to get back in the frame of mind of reading.


  2. Courtney Avatar

    Oh I remember reading the boy in striped pyjamas at school! It’s such a sad / heartbreaking story, I’m pretty sure there’s a film of it too? Trying to rack my brains if ive seen it or not, pretty sure I have! Love this book 💖

    Courtney x


  3. thepunktheory Avatar

    I completely agree on Enola Holmes! After watching the movie had expected more.


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