It's been a while since I wrote a book review styled blog post, I found myself becoming less and less engaged in reading near the end of 2016. This is pretty overwhelming when I have so many to read books lined up on my shelves too! However, I'm slowing building this back up and can't wait to read a lot more in 2017, I am more than determined to read more than ever. 

I've realised that I've read 5 or so books recently and FINALLY a blog post has been formulated. Maybe this will inspire your next read, who knows. So grab a cuppa and a notebook and get stuck into this recent reads post.

1. Yes Please! : Amy Poehler ★★
I've had this book on my reading list for a considerable amount of 2016 and it was a read that was well worth the wait. I could not put this book down, I loved reading about Amy's experiences as a female in the comedy industry, with an added insight into her relationships with other well know comedians too. I really enjoyed her references to her developing career and things she's already accomplished, leaving in it's path a lot of inspiration! Some parts of the book also made me laugh relatively loud too!

2. The BFG : Roald Dahl  ★★★★
I don't know what motivated me to read another Roald Dahl classic this month but The BFG is definitely up there as one of my favourite books of all time. If you're just after a quick and easy read to relive a bit of childhood then books by Roald Dahl are your answer. I love curling up with books like this and have really enjoyed rereading the BFG! 

3. A Monster Calls : Patrick Ness ★★★
I've heard a lot about Patrick Ness's books in the past so I decided to give A Monster Calls a read ahead of it's film release in the New Year. I read this book in under a week, it was that good! I found some parts really emotional to follow and I think it's a great quick read if you're looking for one! 

4. The Innocent Killer.  A True Story of a Wrongful Conviction and It's Astonishing Aftermath: Michael Griesbach ★★★
This year I have found myself thoroughly enjoying more non-fiction based books and this includes this one that I have read recently. It's based on the story of Steve Avery, if you're a regular viewer of Netflix then you may have bulked watch the Making a Murderer series earlier in 2016, I know I did. I had always wanted to read this book to see whether my perceptions of this guy would change or not. I thought it was a really interesting view from his defence team and I am still undeicded whether he convicted the crime or not. If you have read this book then I'd love your opinions! I'm definitely intrigued by the possibility of another series in 2017, more binge watch content then! 

4. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs ★★★
I knew with how much I loved the first book in Ransom Riggs Percuilar Children series that I wanted to dive straight into the second book of the series! I really love the imagination and creativity behind these books, they have really interesting plotlines that are easy to engage with. I found this book in the series a lot more difficult to get into unlike the first book in the series where  I couldn't pop it down so it definitely took a lot longer for me to get through! 

thanks for reading,