Book reviews

I did a lot of reading over Christmas so I figured I would share with you my reviews. I love these kind of posts as I’m always looking for something to add to my Amazon wish list.

The Girl On the Train – Paula Hawkins

I finally bought this to see what all the fuss was about and I get it now. Rachel is an alcoholic obsessed with a house she sees everyday on her morning commute. The couple who live there appear to have the perfect life. Though one day she sees something she shouldn’t.

It is a serious page-turner that leaves you wondering whodunit the whole way through. I found myself guessing right up until the end and I was wrong – just like my mum whom I leant the book to after I finished. Definitely recommended.

4/5 stars

 

The Next Together – Lauren James

It’s not very often these days that I finish an entire book in one day but I just couldn’t help myself with this one. The Next Together is about a couple who keep meeting in different lives, fall in love but then are torn apart. The chapters jump throughout history and there are fun touches like emails and letters between the pair. I was engaged from the first chapter and loved the concept. There is even going to be a sequel coming out this year so I will definitely be reading that!

5/5 stars

 

Why Not Me? – Mindy Kahling

Mindy is back and she’s definitely still funny. I found myself giggling away just as much through this book as I did for her last one, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me. On a serious note, I enjoyed her chapter about confidence at the end. It gave me the kick I needed to get some work done.

4/5 stars

 

Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon

I could pretty much describe this as the female version of the film Bubble Boy. You know the one everyone forgets Jake Gyllenhaal was in? Though maybe without the epic road trip? Madeline is allergic to the outside world and has never left the house. She however ends up falling in love with the boy next door and chaos ensues. The story was sweet but the storyline was a bit too predictable for me.

3/5 stars

 

The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance – Kirsty Greenwood

Chick-lit at its core. Jess is a party girl who considers herself a modern woman. However when she loses her job and home, she moves in with her estranged grandmother. Together in order to sort out both their money problems they team together to turn Jess into a vintage woman so capture the heart of a playboy, and secure themselves a book deal in the process. Overall I enjoyed the story, though the main character annoyed me a bit. Not much else to say about it.

2/5 stars

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2 Comments

  1. I think I got my copy for about a fiver on amazon which isn’t too bad for a newish hardback book. I’m usually pretty stingy with books too. Car boots are always a good place to pick up books like that! 🙂 x

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