Oh my gosh, y’all! I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I read only three books last month! I started a fourth, but I never got around to finishing it as the last couple of weeks have been super busy. I have four books total checked out from the library, including the one I’m in the middle of, so I’m hoping I get some more time to read over our vacation home. I sort of doubt it, but we’ll see.
Anyway, here are my reviews from the three books I read this month –
How To Style Your Brand
So, the ever popular book on all designers’ (and maybe even a few bloggers’) desks right now. I liked this book, but it took me much longer than it should have to just read through it. I agreed with the majority of the advice outlined in the book, but I vaguely remember there being a few parts I didn’t agree with whatsoever. When it comes down to it, it’s just a difference in the way I work compared to Fiona. I think this book is meant for people who don’t really have a design background but don’t exactly have the budget to hire a professional to help get the branding they need. The target market on this is business owners, so while bloggers can get some out of this, the main focus is on business owners.
I was so disappointed in this book. I saw it on the new shelf at the library, and I decided to pick it up to see what it was all about. While the story wasn’t terrible, I didn’t like the book as a whole. When it came right down to it, it felt like it took way too long to get to the point. When there are only 13 chapters (that are relatively short compared to other books), you can’t wait until chapter 10 to get to the climax. I will say I was satisfied with the ending, though.
This was a great book to read after the one above. I loved this book! I’m not sure how many of y’all are familiar with Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, but this had the same general outline to it except with teenagers instead of adults. If you’re not familiar with AC’s book, here’s the main story: 10 teenagers go to a party on an island, and one by one they’re picked off. This one definitely kept me on the edge of my seat, and I think I read it in just a few days because of that. I definitely didn’t see the end coming, which I love. If you like suspenseful young adult books, definitely check this one out!
Other books this month:
On The Rocks by Erin Duffy (audiobook)
Like I mentioned earlier, I’m really hoping to read more this month, but I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see! Have y’all been reading anything good? I’d love to hear some recommendations in the comments!