I wanted to challenge myself this year as I always neglect reading. It is one of my favourite things to do and there is nothing better than getting yourself emerged into a good book. I also realised that I spend a lot of my time on trains that are delayed (cheers London North Western, you’re great) and whilst I try to do some uni work, sometimes it gets to 7.30pm, I’m still half an hour away from Northampton and uni coursework is that last thing I want to do so I read then.. I did this a few weeks ago and it has really helped me forget about the 45 minute delay, the stress I had of the day and make my mind healthier – which is something I am trying to do to. I found the ‘Goodreads’ app and set up my challenge and away I went! This is not sponsored – I just found a good app that keeps track of my books, pages and how much more I have to go to finish my challenge.
Since the start of the year, I’ve read 3 books which for me, is an achievement. I was going to wait and do this review at the end of March, but I want to get into the habit of doing these at the end of every month (January was a fail). Firstly, I read ‘The Couple Next Door’ in 3 days – no joke and it’s gotten me back into reading.
The Couple Next Door – Review *NO SPOILERS*
OH MY GOD THIS BOOK!!!! I have only just started reading thrillers and I am obsessed with them! I got this book when I had a long wait at Euston before my train so I started reading and I could not stop. I read it all the way home, before bed and then all the way back to London a few days later. The twists, the turns, the connections – the way Sharni writes keeps you so involved and in the unknown it is great. The book is about a baby that goes missing whilst the parents are at a dinner party next door and its the quest to find the baby, and the kidnapper. 10/10
This Must Be The Place – Review *NO SPOILERS*
I have been eyeing up this book for ages (mainly because it has a map on the cover!) and when I got the previous book at Euston, I also bought this. My first impressions were not good as I could not understand the storyline or where it was going to go but the first 100 pages or so, are setting the scene and introducing the characters. Eventually, I got into the swing go thins and about halfway through, I read the blurb and things started to make sense. I liked how the book wasn’t an easy ready and it challenged me so much. 9/10
Holding up the Universe – Review *NO SPOILERS*
I loved ‘All the Bright Places’ so I had to buy Jennifer’s next book and it did not disappoint. I love how she incorporates mental health issues and daily struggles of teenagers into a great storyline that flicks between two main characters. 9/10
Next on my reading list:
- If ever I fall (S.D. Robertson)
- Some Kind of Wonderful (Giovanna Fletcher)
- Miss Mary’s Book of Dreams (Sophie Nicholls)
What are you currently reading?