Friday, 1 September 2017

Book Of The Month | The Humans By Matt Haig

Something that I would really like to start doing on this blog is a book of the month feature. I’m always recommending books to my family and friends and I figured something like a book of the month feature would be a bit more fun to talk about rather than just regular book reviews. Hopefully my fellow book lovers out there will find some of their new favourite reads!

So kicking off this brand spanking new feature is THE HUMANS BY MATT HAIG

‘After an 'incident' one wet Friday night where Professor Andrew Martin is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, he is not feeling quite himself. Food sickens him. Clothes confound him. Even his loving wife and teenage son are repulsive to him. He feels lost amongst a crazy alien species and hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton, and he's a dog. What could possibly make someone change their mind about the human race. . . ?’

This book quickly became not only one my favourite reads of this year, but one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Since finishing this novel I’ve recommended it to numerous family and friends, and all have come back with positive reviews themselves!
This was the first time I’ve read a novel by Matt Haig, and I immediately fell in love with his writing style. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting when I went into this novel, but I definitely didn’t expect it to be as funny as it was! Within the first few pages of this book, I was laughing out loud. It’s quite rare that a book will genuinely make me laugh, but The Humans had me bursting out laughing no matter where I was.
Not only is the book a hilarious read, it’s also beautifully written and incredibly inspiring. I wish that I had thought to have to post-it notes handy when I read this book so that I could bookmark all of the incredible quotes within it, but I guess that just gives me an excuse to re-read it! There were a lot of time throughout the novel where certain topics really hit home with me, and I felt a lot of different emotions when reading this book. If he wasn’t making me laugh, he was making me cry!
I feel like no matter what mood you’re in, this book will hit the spot. It’s a hilarious, moving, and inspirational read and I would recommend everyone add it to their reading list!

Have you read this book?



  1. I always love your book recommendations, so I am going to have to pick this up!

    Danielle xx

  2. Just the snippet of the book excites me! Matt Haig is such a talented writer, I'll have to pick it up soon then <3

    with love, Bash   |   HEY BASH

    1. It's honestly incredible, I hope you like it! <3 xxx

  3. I'm looking for a new book, so will def check this one out :) x

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  4. Oh I love this idea! I try and read every night so I'm always looking for book recommendations! I think I'm going to have to read this! Anything that's funny and inspiring will win me over šŸ™ŒšŸ¼

    Stacey x

    1. I'm so glad you like it! <3 It's honestly so good, I'm sure you're going to love it! xxx


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