And just like that it’s the end of September….spring has well and truly sprung and the warmer weather is such a welcome change. I’m not really a big fan of the cold…unless I am sitting at home curled up in a blanket, reading with a coffee in my hand.
September has seen me start spring cleaning the house…and I have been setting up a little library and reading nook of my own. I’ve purchsed a super comfy reading chair and a new book case is on it’s way. I’m so excited to get this space completed and can’t wait to share it with you all in a later post with plenty of pics. Plus, this month, I have actually managed to get back into reading after the great August slump.
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate – 5/5 – Keep some tissues handy….beautifully written and deeply moving. Click here for my full review.
The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth – 4/5 – I loved that this was written from multiple points of view; detailing the complicated lives of three women; Essie, Fran and Ange – their struggles, secrets and lies. It was a little like people watching – enjoyable and entertaining.
Gravity Is The Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty – 3/5 – I found this book so difficult to get into but persevered because it had so many good reviews. Unfortunately, it was better in the reviews than in reality. It was an odd story from start to finish; and I was pretty happy when I was able to close the book and move onto the next one.
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes – 4/5 – I love a good book with banter…and this book has plenty of great dialogue. It’s romantic, but not too over the top, making for a really enjoyable read. I can see what all the bookstagram buzz is about.
It’s Not Me, It’s You – Mhairi Mc Farlane – 4/5 – Have I told you I love Mhairi McFarlane as a writer? Her sense of humour, her beautifully flawed characters and heartwarming storylines…I just know I am going to end up reading her entire backlist.
After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid – 3/5 – Not my favourite TJR read (Daisy or Evelyn) but still readable. I loved that it was something I could read quickly without putting any strain on my brain or my emotions…because sometimes you just need a book like that. And the cover is cute!
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler – Kelly Harms – 3/5 – Would have been completely forgetable if not for the ‘hot librarian’ and the final plot twist. Was nearly a 2 but scraped in at 3 out of 5.
I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagan – 2/5 – You may have seen I had reservations about this one after I had already downloaded it…unfortunately theses reservations were completely justified. I struggled to care enough about the characters to even concentrate on this book…and ended up increasing my listening speed just to get it finished as quickly as possible.
Want to share your thoughts and feelings about any of these books or anything else you are reading? Please comment below. I’d love to hear from you.