September Book Reviews

Hi loves,

I cannot believe I haven’t done a book post since May !! Crazy. Where did the time go. Here’s September’s book reviews .xx

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Becoming – Michelle Obama
5/5 Stars
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What can I say. If I wasn’t already in awe of this lady then I’ve no idea what I am now.Β What. A. Woman.Β She writes so incredibly well (not like I was expecting anything less) but the way she tells a story is captivating – after reading only the first few introductory pages I was excited because I could already tell how much I was going to love it, and I was right. What an amazing, amazing woman. So educated, thoughtful, mindful, strong, inspiring, powerful – everything. This auto-biography inspired me a ridiculous amount, to create and work hard and study and become everything I want to be. I had this mindset anyway but reading this just pushed me even further. It was so nice to delve into her life and listen as she told the story of firstly herself, then Barack, then her life as The First Lady, her own children etc. Often when you see these public figures you just see them as exactly that – figures. It’s easy to forget that these are actually real people with real lives and thoughts behind the scenes, they had a life before they were thrown into the limelight and they will have a life after they’re taken out of it. It was so nice to read about her life and experiences through her own words and hear the stories directly from her own mouth, especially the story of herself and Barack as I had no idea about any of it beforehand, so it was lovely to read. The pages of pictures and captions in the middle were also such a nice touch (definitely one of my favourite parts). Michelle is soΒ normal,Β so down to Earth and so human, I’m just in awe. If the Obamas could adopt me I’d be hugely grateful (Universe please answer my calls).

I didn’t know much about Michelle Obama, or her husband, or politics, before reading this. I just knew that the Obamas were extremely good people and that I wanted to learn more, and I’m so glad I did. This was so informative, enlightening and uplifting. Everyone should read this book in their lifetime, everyone.

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli
3/5 Stars
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I read this in a day and it was a really nice read! Very cute and very easy to get through. I was reluctant to read this initially because I don’t really like reading books that have beenΒ soΒ over-hyped but I can see why this one was. An enjoyable read!

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We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
5/5 Stars
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This is a mini book (transcript) of a TED Talk about feminism given by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and it isΒ brilliant.Β So many incredible points and she spoke on the topic in such an amazing way – it wasn’t accusational or ‘preachy’ for lack of better wording, it was explanatory and impactful. After I’d read the transcript I went over and watched the TED Talk itself and she delivered it incredibly well, there was literally nothing you could disagree with. Not even the most misogynistic, white, middle aged man would have a leg to stand on. There was no denying a word she said. Amazing, 5/5 stars.

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All my love,

Chloe .xx

Goodreads – ChloLuna

23 thoughts on “September Book Reviews

  1. seaofwordsx says:

    I always love your book reviews so so SO much 😍 I love the Obamas. They seem such hardworking and beautiful people. I have seen that book of Michelle Obama everywhere and I really need to buy it and read it. Loved reading your words. I want to read all of these books πŸ“š. Anything about feminism is also so good and important to read. I also want to read Love, Simon. I have also seen that book everywhere

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  2. theblondmane says:

    I want to read Michelle’s book at all costs ! I don’t have time for the moment (bc of university stuff haha) but I know I have to read it to feel inspired and like her more than I already do. Cool review, you have good taste ! x

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  3. Keira says:

    What an awesome collection of books you read! I loved reading Michelle Obama’s book. I actually listened to it as an audiobook because apparently she narrated the entire book. She is such an incredibly smart woman but is also relatable. I’m definitely going to listen to Chimamanda’s TED talk now. My sister has been telling me about reading the book!

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    • Chloe Luna says:

      Thank you !! I’ve never listened to an audio book before but this is definitely one of those that I’d LOVE to hear, especially narrated by Michelle herself !! I completely agree with you, she’s incredibly intelligent without being condescending or making you feel out of your depth which in turn makes her extremely relatable, such an amazing woman! Definitely listen to that TED talk hehe – you’ve just reminded me to link it into the post (can’t believe I forgot to do that)! xx

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  4. priya says:

    Yeah look I’m gonna have to get my hands on Michelle’s book soon cos I keep on hearing amazing things about it!! My copy of Chimamanda’s transcript is so battered and worn but I love it so much, her TEDxTalk is in my top five talks ever. Also, I recently finished After Dark by Haruki Murakami and I thought of you when I came to the end because the writing and how beautiful and simple it was really reminded me of you! Definitely recommend, I think you’d seriously enjoy it xx

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    • Chloe Luna says:

      Ahhh Priya you will LOVE it I swear, also yes !! Such an amazing TED talk, definitely in my top 5 too !! I actually have a couple of Murakami’s books on my TBR because I’ve heard so many amazing things about him and his writing…think this is the push I need to get around to buying them !! Thank you for saying such a lovely thing, you’re an absolute angel. Always amazes me when people say they read / saw something and thought of me!! xxx

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