I know, I know, another book post! But I’m really enjoying writing them at the moment so I figured why not?
This book completely blew me away. I still haven’t stopped thinking about it since I finished it! It’s set in World War Two and absolutely compelling. For something that I ashamedly don’t know that much about (I hated history lessons), it really opens your eyes up to what life was like back then too. It reminded me a little bit of the Auschwitz book I read a few months ago- Three Sisters.
THE READING LIST
This is the cosiest pre-Autumn read! It’s a book that spans the stories of many people that all intertwine and you could just keep reading about, chapter after chapter. Plus, a great read if you’re a fellow book lover too.
I got this as a 99p kindle deal and I couldn’t recommend it enough. It reminds me of Girl,Woman, Other which I loved just as much. It’s a story that spans over the life of a Black American family, and it’s well worth a read. It’s moving, educational, and really emotive.
I promised I would do more blog posts.. and then I realized two months have passed! Oops, but better late than never. I’m going to try make them monthly, but lets see.
I’ve read some amazing books so far this year and I’ve got *even* more of them I really want to share with you.
THE HATE U GIVE
This is the most recent book I’ve read and it was incredible. Based on a true story, it’s written as if you’re living life with the real characters. I couldn’t put it down and apparently there’s a prequel so I’m going to see how much that it on kindle to read next! Highly recommend this book as it’s also very eye-opening to a different culture I haven’t experienced.
THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD
Okayyy this is cheating slightly, as it’s a re-read but yes it’s that good I read it twice. I would probably read it again next year! There’s only a handful of books that I would re-read again but you know if its on the list, it must be a good one. It’s my favourite genre of books, a modern contemporary.
THE PAPER PALACE
I got this on 99p kindle deals after seeing how many good reviews it had on Amazon, and I can’t say I’m suprised. It’s a book that I’ve definitely thought about once or twice after finishing it because it seems to stay with you. It’s a really good summer read if you go away this month!
I’ve read some AMAZING books this year.. you know the books you still think about months later? Yep, those ones. So I just *have* to share them with you so hopefully you can give them a read too.
Rodham This book is a fiction book all about Hilary Clinton’s life and what would of happened if she hadn’t married Bill. I heard about it for a bit before I actually purchased it, and it takes a little while to get in to, but its incredible! Hands down, my favourite book of the year so far. I’d even read it again! It follows her life through the ages kind of like a contemporary novel and I would highly recommend it, even if you don’t necessarily know much about HC like I didn’t.
Three Sisters This is the second book in the Tattooist of Auschwitz series (I’ve not read any of them before). Originally, I would have said it’s a bit too heavy for me to read, but I found this surprisingly readable. Obviously it is hard to read in some parts, but its written so touchingly you can’t stop reading. The authors notes at the end are a really fascinating part too as it was a true story.
City of Girls Sometimes I struggle with books that are set in a totally different era, but when you’re reading this its kind of like watching a movie. The writing is so descriptive you feel like you are there. It’s quite a long read but definitely worth it.
I mentioned in my last post that I’d do a new blog introducing my greeting cards that I launched on Etsy earlier on this year, so here it is!
After the popularity of my Christmas card collection, I decided to then put my greeting cards online. There’s 6 in total ranging from more whimsical images, to animal ones perfect to give a friend for a little pick-me-up. They are £1.99 each 🙂 Each of them are blank inside and come with a white envelope.
I’m really happy with the quality of the cards as they have a super soft/silk like material and the image still looks perfect too.