One thing I seem to be going through a lot of recently is….books! I’m not quite sure how it’s happening because I only really read before going to sleep on an evening, but I’m averaging about 3-4 books a week which is a bit crazy, even for me. (Let me know if you’d like a book reading tips post or something?)
With that being said, lately I’ve read some great books and I wanted to share a few of them here.
HALF A WORLD AWAY
I’ve read another book of Mike Gayle’s and I really enjoyed it (The Hope Family Calendar) so I knew I would like this one going into it, and I loved it! It totally moved me, and I was so invested in the story. A story about two siblings who were put into care, lost touch and then found each other years later as adults, and it also deals with lots of different family issues too. It definitely isn’t a light read, especially the second part of the book, but don’t let that put you off!
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
This book is everywhere on Bookstagram accounts at the moment. To be honest, I get a bit put off when things are super super hyped up, but this was a different story. It’s a book about the life of a marsh girl, who gets involved with a wrong member of the nearby town. I can’t quite put into words just *how* beautiful this book is. Probably the most beautiful book I’ve ever read! If you only read one of these books, please make it this one. I’ve now lent it to my dad who I think will love it, and then my sister wants to borrow it after too. I think it’s a story everyone will love.
I love The Cows by Dawn O’Porter and enjoyed her latest novel, So Lucky, but I knew this book was about two young teenage girls, so it wouldn’t really be the same sort of writing. And it definitely wasn’t, so you can’t really compare the two, but I just loved this book and how it took me completely back to being a young teen again. She writes so well and describes the feelings and thoughts you have when you are that particular age, you almost feel like you’re back there yourself.
..And here’s a few recent 4 star reads too!
- Pretending by Holly Bourne
- One Minute Later by Susan Lewis
- The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell
- The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
Have you read any of these?