“Before Her” is a short memoir of Jacqueline Woodson's romantic history. It's warm and moving in places. I didn't love it, but it was really enjoyable - I'm giving my first read of The One collection 3 stars.
“The Weddings” is a lovely story about modern marriage, secrets and stories untold. It wasn't my favourite of the Inheritance Series but still a solid 4 stars!
"No Home in this World" is a collection of thought-provoking short stories that looks injustices in the world from a number of angles. If you're a fan of short stories, I'd recommend you give this a try. Read them slowly so you have enough time to truly take it all in. It's 4 stars from me!
“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” is an absolute gem and I can't wait to read more from this author. Telling the story of Evelyn Hugo, a larger than life movie star, this story is truly immersive and will have you hooked – another strong 5 stars!
"Conversations with Friends" was a wonderful story to listen to. I really enjoyed Aoife McMahon's narration and Sally Rooney's writing style has me hooked too. This is a witty character study which I devoured in a matter of days - 5 stars!
Contrary to popular opinion, I didn't love "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and the writing style was most responsible for this. I didn't hate it, but I just didn't feel it was for me - 2 stars.
"The Night Watch" is the third Sarah Waters book I've read. I didn't enjoy it as much as the previous two and didn't feel such strong connections with these characters, but don't let that put you off, Waters is an amazing writer I'd highly recommend.
As inspiration for BBC show "Killing Eve", this story features some strong female characters, but for me it didn't have much more going for it. I didn't find it particularly gripping or engaging and I don't think I'll be picking up the sequel. Dare I say it, the TV show was better in my eyes!
Rose and Rosie have put together an honest look at their lives and how they have become the people they are today. As YouTube stars with around 750,000 followers, these girls are entertaining and it felt like I was having a chat with two of my close friends. I'm sure their long term fans will love it even more than I did, it's 4 stars from me.
I really felt that this book spoke to me. "Tin Man" is a beautiful story of childhood friends who fall in love. Yes, it's dreamy and it's whimsical, but don't we all need a bit of that once in a while?? 5 stars!