Books I Read in 2018: #11-20

We’re not even through February, but I’ve already read another ten books! Today I’ll talk about books 11 through 20 that I’ve read in 2018! I’m going to add a little gif at the end of every book to properly show you my opinion on it! Let’s go and talk about book #11!

#11. Wires and Nerve, vol. 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer – 324 pages

Received from: Own purchase
Finished on: 1 February

I was super excited to finally get my hands on this second volume in the Wires and Nerve graphic novel series. I love The Lunar Chronicles so much, and I loved these two stories from Iko’s point of view just as much! I’m sad to see the story is now truly over (though I am keeping my fingers crossed for even more, because yes I can’t get enough) but honestly this truly was an amazing ending to one of my favourite series. I loved Iko, loved seeing the gang together again, and I loved the growing friendship between her and Liam Kinney! Ahhhh!

#12. Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings – 534 pages

Received from: Own purchase
Finished on: 4 February

Honestly, this book sounded like it was right up my alley, but somehow I just couldn’t get into it. Personally, it felt way too long and tedious at some points, and I had to force myself to continue reading at various parts throughout the book. There were POVs that I didn’t really care about, and for me, the ending was rather predictable. Not sure if I’m going to pick up the sequel. I did love the all-female pirate crew and the fight scenes, so I’m a bit sad I didn’t enjoy the rest that much.

#13. The BFG by Roald Dahl – 208 pages

Received from: My mum
Finished on: 4 February

I thought I had read this book before, but apparently, I never had. I didn’t really like the way the BFG talked, it was actually quite annoying. When I watched the movie it never really occurred to me that he spoke so strangely, but it kind of bothered me as I was reading it. I did enjoy the writing, but I have to admit the BFG definitely isn’t my favourite Roald Dahl story. One plus, I read it in Dutch so I kind of flew through it (just like the BFG flies through the countryside).

#14. Divergent by Veronica Roth – 487 pages

Received from: Own purchase
Finished on: 7 February

I decided to reread this on a whim, after rewatching the movie. I know this book series has had a lot of backlash especially after the last book, but I honestly love them all very much. They are books that got me back into reading back in 2012. I don’t really have much to say, but rereading this definitely made me want to pick up Insurgent and Allegiant again, which I will do soon!

#15. Rogue One graphic novel by Alessandro Ferrari – 70 pages

Received from: Own purchase
Finished on: 8 February

Yeah, you’re probably asking yourself ‘why are you reading so many different adaptations of the same movie?’; the answer is simple: I love this movie with my entire heart, body and soul and I would love to read each and every adaptation there is. Also, the art style in this graphic novel was SO CUTE I could not resist picking it up! This one was a bit like the junior novel – it left a couple of things out – but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

#16. The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan – 344 pages

Received from: Own purchase
Finished on: 10 February

Another reread this month, The Titan’s Curse was one of two Rick Riordan books I wanted to reread this month. It’s not my favourite Percy Jackson book, but I did still really like it. I loved Artemis and her (asexual) hunters, I loved the friendship between Percy and Thalia and gosh I just love this world so so much!

#17. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green – 288 pages

Received from: Own purchase
Finished on: 12 February

After seeing so many raving reviews, I had very high expectations of this book. Unfortunately, they weren’t met and I was left rather disappointed. I guess I’d just expected a completely different story and though the story was greatly written, I was just not that impressed with it.

#18. The Princess and the Frog manga by Nao Kodaka – 140 pages

Received from: Netgalley
Finished on: 12 February

I picked up this manga on a whim from NetGalley after debating for a couple of days whether or not to get it. I also read it quite quickly even though the big logo through every page bothered me a lot (not as much as with the BaTB version though). I’ve only seen this movie once (though I am going to rewatch it this year) but it’s definitely made me excited to rewatch it again!

#19. Batman: Nightwalker┬áby Marie Lu – 288 pages

Received from: Own purchase
Finished on: 17 February

I was kind of apprehensive about this book, because while I love Marie Lu’s writing, and while I loved the first book in this DC Icons series, I am not a fan of Batman. I’ve never liked any of the movies, and so far my favourite Batman is Ben Affleck (shocker, I know, but that’s because Justice League was the only movie featuring him that I managed to watch from start to finish). But I really really liked this book! It didn’t at all feel like I was reading about Bruce Wayne, and honestly, if I changed the parts that made this book DC into something else, it felt like I was reading just a ‘normal’ book. It did make me want to pick up the other two books, about Catwoman and Superman, so that’s a plus!

#20. Herding Cats by Sarah Anderson – 112 pages

Received from: Netgalley
Finished on: 18 February

Again another graphic novel I picked up on a whim. I know Sarah’s Scribbles from seeing them around on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter but I’ve never really read any of her books. This book featured a lot of nice comics of hers and the last part was a good guide for any youngsters who want to be just like Sarah. I am certainly going to check out the other two books she has out, seeing as this one was the third!

And that concludes another twenty books read this year! As of now, I am almost at 1/3 of my reading challenge, and I am very confident I will manage to get to 75 books this year!

How many books have you read so far this year?