Monday, 4 June 2018

Recent Reads Reviewed #7

The Snow Globe by Sheila Roberts – 4/5

I picked this up in a charity shop for 50p and completed it winter time last year. I enjoyed how the book switched from each of the characters different stories, but they were all connected together. The story was everything I expected it to be, gentle, romantic with themes of Christmas throughout. I flew through it, as the writing style was easy to absorb. I was looking for a very light read, so it worked out perfectly. I would recommend it to all.

Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington – 5/5

Young Alice, is the central character, her Dad is missing in action, and the story leads from there. It does have elements of P.s, I Love You, but would say this book was better, I think the characters are more fleshed out, and engaging. It’s heartfelt throughout, Alice and her family were believable and likeable. I can see why the book was in the Richard and Judy book club too, it’s a book for all really, I think many people could take something from it so I would definitely recommend.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?: (And other concerns) by Mindy Kaling – 5/5

Mindy Kaling is a comedienne and actress most known for her work in the sitcom The Office. I love her humour, and she comes across as a likeable person. This book was a combination of an autobiography and thoughts on a variety of subjects. I liked how it was organised into advice sections, including her own confessions. The written language was light, and I glided through the book with ease. One of my favourites from last year, go read it!!

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg – 5/5

I wasn’t expecting to like this book as much as I did, but it had my hooked, it became my guilty pleasure. I would say I’m older than the target audience, but there was a real heart to the story, with Penny’s panic attacks, and her troubles with classmates at school, I just kept reading on. The romance between Penny and Noah was lovely, it was a little insta-love, but that’s my only issue. It was definitely a cosy read (most of the time!) and I enjoyed it being set around Christmas and New Year in New York. I can see myself continuing with the series, I recommend you give it a read!

The Elite (The Selection) by Kiera Cass – 4/5

After reading the first book in The Selection series, The Elite followed on really nicely. I felt completely captivated, the dystopian fairy tale is spellbinding, and charming. It’s not the most feminist of reads, and this became more obvious in the second book. It is dystopian, so I can see that things like this can be very much different in another world. Prince Maxon was more cryptic this time around, I’m hoping in book three, certain things will become clearer in this regard. I’m eager to carry on with the series, and excited to see how things unfold. I highly recommend!

Have you read any of these? 
What book are you currently reading? :-) Xx

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