Welcome to the first Crossroads of 2018! 😀
I didn’t put a Crossroads up for December because I actually wasn’t reading anything, and secondly because my brain was completely shut off for about a month. That being said, I’m not 100% sure that one will go up for February since I’ll be in California for a month for work! Dat14hourflightdoe ;_; I’m trying to schedule as many posts as I can before I leave but it’s proving to be pretty hard already… wish me luck!
It’s been insanely hot all across Australia for the last couple of days – yesterday was 40C (104F) and I thought I was going to die! Today’s fortunately a little bit cooler, but my aircon unit is getting the workout of it’s life.
January has been surprisingly productive on the reading front for me! I’ve been on holidays for a few weeks so a lot of my reading has been done via audiobook while gaming or cleaning or whatever other holiday-ish things 🙂 I’ve also been SUPER good this month with posting reviews woooo! Thankfully everything I’ve read over the past month has been really good – hoping to keep up the streak!
Click the titles to head to my reviews 🙂
The Heart’s Invisible Furies | John Boyne
This book absolutely destroyed me. I listened to this one on audiobook over a couple of days and I did find myself having to stop a few times because it was so intense. I really loved this one!! It slid in right at the end of December and made it to my favourites list of 2017.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine | Gail Honeyman
The biggest surprise in a book yet! I would go into this book without any reservations – just let yourself be taken away by the story and the characters. I held off reading this one for so long because the blurb didn’t sound too appealing, then ended up reading it in two days because I was so hooked.
I Can’t Make This Up | Kevin Hart
I saw Jumanji the following week and Kevin Hart absolutely made that movie. Kevin Hart is undeniably my favourite comedian at the moment! If you’re down for a lighthearted, funny book then definitely hit this one up. It’s about a million times better as an audiobook though! ^^;
When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
The hype on this book was so real, but so completely deserving of it. While you’d think that a memoir about a neurosurgeon dying would send you into a spiralling depression, it was actually incredibly uplifting. (I did totally cry at the end though) Read this one in a single sitting – good if you need something to inspire you to keep going.
The Fifth Season | N.K. Jemisin
Yes. This is still happening. Happy to say that I’m finally into the story LOL. That beginning was harsh – super confusing. I’m about 20% in and starting to enjoy it now! Let’s hope I can get this done within the next week or so!! #fighting
Night Swimming | Steph Bowe
#LOVEOZYA !! This one’s a real surprise to me because I don’t really read Australian fiction and YA contemporaries and I have had a bad relationship. But this one is awesome! It’s so incredibly cute and I love that it doesn’t try so hard to be teenage-quirky with all the references to like… Snapchat and Insta and all that stuff. Feels a lot more natural to me! Just over half way with this one, hopefully will have it done by tomorrow!
Other than reading I’ve been basically gaming and watching twich non-stop for the last few weeks hahahaha #nerdlyf. Every now and then this video somehow makes it’s way back to me on YouTube and it kills me every time.
I need some recommendations for books/audiobooks to take to the US with me!! The last time I was on a long flight I could barely read because I was so excited, then on the return flight I couldn’t read because I was so tired 😦 But I really want to read on the flight! Hit me up with some of your most exciting books to keep my brain alive during my flight!
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