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.
It’s been quite a while since I wrote a blog post hasn’t it? Hopefully I’ll blog more soon as I really want to get back into it but I wanted to briefly talk today about the new two prints I’ve launched on my Etsy shop!
I launched some cards in February on my Etsy shop which I’m aware I haven’t spoke about on here yet, but they went down really well and I’m super happy with them (so maybe I’ll do that post soon?)
As soon as I did these edits for my recent A-Z challenge on Instagram I knew I would want to create them next as prints as I could envisage them so well! I think the zebra one is the perfect beachy bo-ho vibe for a living room, and the unicorn print would be perfect in a little one’s nursery or an office for your mid-afternoon daydreams.
In terms of my Etsy shop and small-biz, this weekend was supposed to be my first market of 2022, but I got norovirus and it happened to also be cancelled anyway due to high winds forecasted tomorrow. I’m booked on the stall on the 21st May (with the new prints) so I’m really excited to be back- and all the organising- did someone say new banner?- that we did last week will still be relevant for the next one. My Etsy shop has definitely taken a back-seat these last few ~extremely busy~ months but I’ve started prioritising it a bit more now.
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It’s been such a long time since I wrote a blog post, but as I write this I’m on the way home from a weekend in London for my sisters birthday, and I just fancied having a little chat with you guys about some great books I’ve read recently. To be honest I haven’t had much inspiration to blog lately, but I’ll save that for my next post (it won’t be as long this time, promise!)
THE ROAD TRIP by Beth o’Leary I’m a massive fan of Beth’s books, and I loved both The Flatshare and The Switch (if i had to choose out of those two, I’d probably pick the latter but I did very much enjoy them both). I was excited for The Road Trip to come out for ages, and I was super happy when it was only 99p on kindle so I immediately downloaded it. It was SO much more than I expected. It spans over many years of a relationship of a couple, and I just love books like that and how much more detail you can get into the characters. My favourite so far by Beth so I would obviously highly recommend!
LAST NIGHT by Mhari Mcfarlane Again, another author I really like. This book is above and beyond so much more incredible than the other ones I’ve read by her, and it is unexpectedly very deep and not as light as I imagined and was used to. It is real, honest, raw, vulnerable, and at times quite hard to read if I’m being totally honest. I would say if you want a book you can get totally absorbed into- this would be a great place to start. I didn’t stop thinking about it weeks after I finished it.
BAD CHOICES by Lucy Zine This book took quite a while to get into, but I’m really glad I perserved with it because by half way, I loved it. Its a book based on friendship which is something I always enjoy after reading a few romance ones, but it’s also really relatable and you get completely stuck into the story. Again I still think about this book quite often weeks after reading it.
TRUST ME by T.M Logan I’ve read all of this authors previous books, so I knew what I was getting into when I downloaded this one. They are always complete page-turners and this is no different. I didn’t love this one as much as The Catch which is probably my favourite one of them all, but it’s still definitely worth a read and I would give it 4 stars.