I wasn’t tagged to do this but I saw Romie @ RomieWeDeserveLove do it (and loved her answers) and figured I had to do it so I could at least keep some kind of record of what I have read thus far in 2018. I don’t think I’m going to explain any of my answers within these, I will link reviews if I have them but I don’t want this review to get too long honestly.
May. How are we out of May? The fifth month of the year? Just, wow. I am speechless. This month was a little out of the norm for me. I went away for five days to a friends house for her 21st. This meant going back to the town I actually spent five years of my life in. It actually went super well. I had such a good time and definitely made some amazing memories, so much so I actually want to go back soon. The biggest hindrance of this trip is that I have developed a cold, blah. Additionally, I also had no time to read. I was either chatting with friends or sleeping after staying up to 3am drinking (oops).
I still managed to read a pretty great amount of books this month. Twelve is definitely something I am personally happy with. I know I’ll have heaps of time to read next month because I’m going to be on uni break which will be 90% part-time job hunting.
Anyway, time to jump into what books I did read this month. I, unfortunately, didn’t read a bunch of books I loved this month but, oh well.
Thank you so much to Hachette Australia for sending me a copy of A Thousand Perfect Notes by CG Drews. All thoughts are my own and receiving a full copy of the book in no way impacted my opinions.
Release Date: June 7th, 2018
Trigger Warnings: physical abuse, emotional abuse, anxiety, depression, PTSD, lack of food, poverty, major injury, graphic violence
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Genre: young adult, contemporary, mental health
An emotionally charged story of music, abuse and, ultimately, hope.
Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music – because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence.
When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it?