3 RECENTLY READ ‘FIVE STAR’ BOOKS

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I know we’re still only in January (how is that happening by the way? Longest month ever I swear) but I’ve read some really amazing books already. 3 out of the 8 I’ve read were ones that I absolutely adored, and I wanted to chat through them with you today.

Small Great Things
I picked this up in a local charity shop, and I had it on my TBR shelf for quite a long time before I got started it. My mum had read it before and said it was really good, so I knew I would enjoy it. This book really did take me on a journey with it. It’s not an easy read. It definitely isn’t light and fluffy. It really is quite powerful, and it’s a book you can’t stop thinking about once it’s ended. Speaking of which, I’m a person who sometimes gets disappointed with the endings of books, but this one was wrapped up so well. I would totally recommend to read it!! I completely loved it.

An American Marriage
I had no preconceptions about this book, in fact I’m not even sure I read the blurb before starting it, but I had seen it on lots of bookstagram accounts and was very heavily influenced, what can I say! I was totally surprised by how much I loved this book, it really made me think and I kept changing my mind on how I wanted it to end. You really do get so wrapped up in the story and invested in this couple, I think it would make an amazing film too.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
This is the most recent book I’ve just finished and I’m still thinking about it. In fact, I can’t stop thinking that I need to buy a physical copy (it was only 99p on kindle) so I can lend it out to my mum and sister, and then keep it forever. I’m so sad it’s finished so I can’t read it anymore. This book completely hooked me and I felt like I was living in the story. In fact, I’d go as far to say I haven’t read a book that was told like this story before. I urge you to read it!

How you know it’s made it to a 5 star status for you:

  • You can’t stop thinking about it once it’s ended.
  • You also can’t stop talking about it either.
  • You daren’t lend it out to anyone incase you never get it back.
  • You just want to spend ALL day reading, but at the same time you don’t want to finish it too quickly.

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Have you read any of these 3 books? I would love to hear what you thought of them if you did.

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  • I’m so glad you loved An American Marriage, I have been recommending it to everyone since I read it last autumn! The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is on my list to read this year… hoping to get my hands on a copy once we’ve moved house (:

    • I’m going to get my sister to read it too. Yes please read it, it’s so good and only 99p on kindle too!

  • Diana Maria

    The Seven Husbands sounds like an intriguing read. I love when I read a book and I think about it days afterwards- that’s how I know it’s an amazing book. I also love this photo, those colours and the dreamy vibe are so cute 🙂

    • Yes me too, sometimes I get such a bad ‘book hangover’ after I’ve read an amazing book!

  • I NEED to read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I’ve heard so many people say that it’s un-put-downable.

    • You seriously NEED to! It’s only 99p on kindle too

  • Amy Eade

    I absolutely LOVED Small Great Things, such an emotional read!
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

    • Wasn’t it? So good! Have you read any of the other two? I highly recommend them!

  • I haven’t read any of these! Need to change that!!