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Recent Reads #3

Last months reading update was a little insane compared to this months smaller update. In the last few weeks, we've paused our travels and found some work for the next three months, so I haven't been reading as much as I was in February. Hopefully, now that I've organized our room exactly how I want it, I'll be able to read a bit more in April. For now, though, here's what I read in March.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1) Noggin The Carrie Diaries (The Carrie Diaries, #1)
Summer and the City (The Carrie Diaries, #2) My Life Next Door Mirror Mirror

Yeah, I'm real late to the party with this one. It's one I always meant to read and never got around to. Luckily, my guy remembered me mentioning the movie and pointed it out to me in an op shop. I really enjoyed it so much. Just... magical, other worlds where the children are all kinda like the lost boys? It was wonderful. The photos were seriously creepy though so once it got dark I had to put the book down for the night. Definitely keeping an eye out for the rest of the series now. 

I read this one in one sitting! It was really easy to read, the voice of the narrator and MC was so unique to this book and... it was just nice, okay? It explores a boy who has his head transplanted onto another body after five years of being cryogenically frozen and the emotional aftermath of all that. All in all, I think it handles it pretty well.

I actually really enjoyed the TV series of this and fondly recall working my way through my sisters Sex And The City box set, so of course I had to pick this up when  I saw it. I definitely prefer the show (sometimes you just need great outfits and drama, ya know?) and this was definitely different (I'm pretty sure the show combined two characters into one, for example, and changed the way she meets Samantha) but I wasn't expecting anything much. I just wanted an easy read. Box checked.

I actually read this one first and found the first one in an op shop literally a day later. Again, pretty much gonna say the same about this as the last one... It was a quick, easy read with nothing too shocking happening. Although, I definitely prefer this one in terms of seeing Carrie trying to do things to be a writer.

My boyfriend laughed at me for picking this one up and I had zero expectations for it but it was such a good book! So many big family feels, I loved Levi so much and a plot twist I didn't see coming at all. I could spend a lot more time with these characters and be happy, let me tell you.

As I write this up, I'm in the middle of this book and it's okay. I really enjoy the writing style, but it's not gripping me too much. Hopefully it'll pick up and get more tense soon. 


So, the theme was pretty much YA this month... Once we were almost to Queensland, suddenly the op shops were full of newer YA titles that I've been wanting to read. I had to leave a few behind, sadly, but once you both have 10 books each piled up behind the car seat, you've gotta say no to getting anymore. Still, my current book pile is looking pretty good and I can't wait to get into it.

What books have you been reading lately? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!



  1. I love Miss Peregrine’s!!! The books are so much better than the movie. The movie was very lacking. I’m so happy you’re enjoying them! I’ve read the trilogy and it’s just awesome!

    1. Ah, I haven't seen the movie so I'll bare that in mind if I ever get to it! The poster gives me creepy Mary Poppins/Nanny McPhee vibes for some reason...


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