Sunday, 18 August 2019

5 Books I Have Read Recently


Growing up I was such a bookworm - I could easily read a book in 2 days. I've always loved reading, however, as I've gotten older, it's become more difficult to find the time for it. I am currently in limbo between my old job finishing and my new job starting so I've been making the most of my free time by reading as much as possible. Here are all of the books which I have read recently...

Never Greener - Ruth Jones
I am a sucker for a love story and books about human nature. Never Greener explores the relationship (albeit a rather messy one) of two people which spans over 30 years and the consequences that their actions have on others. You see the situation from the different viewpoint of each character, which helps you empathise with what each character is experiencing. I feel like a lot of people are able to connect with this book because, as humans, we're always wishing we are somewhere else or someone else and Never Greener explores this (showing that the grass isn't always greener on the other side and we should be grateful for what we've got).

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman
I picked this book up because it seemed like literally EVERYONE was reading this and I wanted to see what the hype was about. At first I couldn't really get into the book - I think because I had such high expectations of it that I almost found the first few chapters a bit boring. It quickly becomes apparent that Eleanor lives a pretty mundane life, however, as you follow her through her life, you start to realise that everything's not quite right with Eleanor. As I started to learn more about Eleanor's life I became more interested in the book as I wanted to find out what had happened in her past. The biggest shock came at the end of the book - I don't want to spoil it for you so all I'll say is that I wasn't expecting it!

Into The Water - Paula Hawkins
I loved reading The Girl On The Train so, of course, I was going to pick up Paula Hawkin's second thriller. I reckon I would go as far as saying that Into The Water is even better. This book is filled with mystery and the tension builds throughout it, which will have you madly turning the pages. It takes a few chapters before the details of what's happened start to be revealed but once the plot started to piece together I couldn't put this book down.

Everything I Know About Love - Dolly Alderton
Every woman in her 20s needs to read this book. It covers everything from getting a job to female friendships and, of course, love. It's written as if you're having a late night conversation with your best friend and it had me in hysterics throughout the book. Dolly Alderton is breathtakingly honest about growing up and falling in love. Genuine conversations about love are hard to come by in books but this book hits the nail on the head when talking about love in the real-world and so many people will be able to relate to this. I'm so glad I read this book when I did because it quashes the idea that everyone graduates from university and instantly has their life together. If I have learnt half of the life lessons that Dolly Alderton has learnt in 10 years time, then I will be a happy woman.

The Tattooist Of Auschwitz - Heather Morris
I've kind of cheated with this one because I haven't actually started reading this yet... But it's next on my to-read list so I thought I'd share it with you anyway. This book is based on the true story of Lale Sokolov - a prisoner who is given the job of tattooing the prisoners who are marked for survival and through this he meets a girl called Gita. I am sure that this book will have a profound and emotional effect on me as Heather Morris recounts Lale's journey through one of the darkest experiences a human could ever be subjected to.


I want to try to continue reading as often as possible and I would love your book recommendations to add to my ever-growing reading list. What books have you been enjoying recently? Have you read any of these books?
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  1. I had the same thoughts with Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, I heard so much hype that I had such high expectations, I did enjoy it in the end. And the Tatooist of Auschwitz is amazing, but heartbreaking. I might have to add Into The Water on my list - I wasn't blown away by The Girl on the Train but maybe I'll give that one a go! :)

    Danielle | walshdanielle.wordpress.com

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    1. I'm really looking forward to The Tattooist of Auschwitz. I preferred Into The Water so hopefully you will too x

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  2. I felt the same about Eleanor Oliphant, I couldn't get into it at first as I found it boring but the further I got along the more I enjoyed it!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. I think because it's all over social media everyone has really high expectations of it! x

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  3. Into the Water sounds amazing and right up my alley! I also loved Girl On The Train, so this definitely is going on my to read list xx


    My Lovelier Days

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    1. I loved it so hopefully you'll enjoy it too! x

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  4. The " everything i know about love" sounds a great read to me. Would love to check it out.

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    1. It's such a good read! One of my new favourite books x

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  5. I just bought two books from Sophie Kinsella, her books are the best companion for the beach and vacation!!! x

    Yiota
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    1. I've been wanting to read some of her books for a while! Will be adding them to my reading list x

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  6. Sounds like great read! I haven't finished a book in a while. Bought a couple of books last month, but haven't even looked at em yet. Ha!! Busy enjoying summer. Lol!!

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    1. Haha reading is quite time consuming but once I get into a book I can't stop!! x

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  7. I loved Everything I Know About Love too! I just adore Dolly, so excited for her fiction book coming out next year! x

    Evie x | www.eviejayne.co.uk

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    1. Yes I can't wait to read more books by her! Definitely going to give her podcast a listen too x

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  8. I am excited to add Never Greener, Into The Water and Everything I Know About Love onto my book list, I love getting book recs and these all sound like great reads. Thank you so much for sharing, I hope you are having a great day xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  9. Everything I Know About Love sounds right up my street :)

    Jasmine xx



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