While I often include books in my monthly favourites, I wanted to actually do a proper review of a few books I’ve read recently. I’ve never done a book review so please forgive me if it’s awful!
Yes Please – Amy Poehler
I LOVE Amy Poehler and was so excited to hear that she had an autobiography being released. While it took me a while to begin reading it, it was really interesting once I started. She told the story of her life and various escapades that lead her to where she is today, all told with the hilarious charm that makes people love her. One of my favourite TV shows is Parks and Recreation, so I particularly enjoyed the chapter on that, how it came to be and why she loved it. I loved that it wasn’t all happiness and rainbows. She did speak about the hard times in her life, and did so in a way so that others can learn through what she experienced. A really good read, whether you’re a Poehler fan or not (but especially if you are).
Virgin – Radhika Sanghini
When you finish a book in three days, you know it’s good. The fact that this was published by Mills & Boon made me particularly suspicious, but as soon as I started reading it I knew it wasn’t some sort of weird teen-erotica film. Telling the story of 21 year old Ellie’s quest to lose her virginity, this book had me laughing the whole way through. It is relatable, hilarious and makes you fall in love with the main character and her wonderful friends. It written absolutely beautifully and is such a good book if you want something super easy to read that’s still really good.
Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account
Like I said, if you get through a book in three days it must be good. This was another of those books, but literally the hardest thing I had ever read. Having been to both the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps, I found it particularly confronting to realise that I’ve stood in some of the places that were mentioned. I could never even begin to imagine what the prisoners at those camps or their families went through, but the amazing story told by Doctor Mengele’s assistant ensures that we won’t forget the horrible crimes that occurred during the holocaust. It’s a really really hard read, but if you’re interested in WWII history like me, it’s definitely worth reading if you can find it.
Have you read any of these? What did you think?