The end of Summer is starting to near and I sadly have to admit I haven’t read as many books as I would have liked.
However I did read a few and have compiled them together to let you know what my thoughts on them are:
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
I’ve read a couple of Sophie Kinsella books but I have to say this is by far my favourite one.
I am a similar age to the main character Katie so I found I could really relate to her and empathise with what she is going through.
The first half of the book is set in London and it really opens your eyes to how expensive it is to live there, and how busy a place it is, I don’t think I could manage living there.
There is a part in the book in particular which stood out to me: when Katie goes somewhere really expensive for lunch she realises just how much it is and she kind of panics and leaves. I think that shows just how a strong a person she is because I’d probably just freeze and pay it even if I couldn’t afford it. Then there’s this whole scenario with a tuna sandwich, makes more sense when you’ve read.
The first half of the book seemed to grip me more than the second half as I felt that the story line was just so strong but it wavered in little parts in the second half.
Nevertheless, I could not put this book down and I still think about it a week later, I definitely recommend you give this a read. Even better, it’s currently on offer in most shops.
The Little Tea Shop Of Lost And Found by Trisha Ashley
I will be honest, I only bought this book because I needed something cheap in order to get free delivery on Amazon, and this one looked the best out of the ones available.
I gave the blurb a quick scan and to me it seemed like an easy read that I would enjoy but not fall in love with.
I was half right, the beginning seemed a bit plain and I just couldn’t quite picture the main character Alice in my head.
It was one of those books where you can just tell whats going to happen all the way through, there aren’t really many surprise twists apart from right at the end.
You think you’ve got the key story line all figured out and then snap, it’s not quite as it seems.
I did enjoy reading this book and it does hook you in a little.
If your looking for a nice easy read then I would say give it a try. It’s got a good storyline, romance, secrets and cakes.
There’s just one thing about this book that bothers me, I really hate what Alice calls her teashop..
The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
I’ve been seeing a lot of positive reviews about this book and I finally got round to reading it.
I always like to read the book before the film but I accidentally did this one the other way round.
I like the surprise with books and to imagine the characters for myself but unfortunately I couldn’t do this.
I found it a little confusing when the book switches between the three different characters, and past and present, but I see why the author did this as it tells the story in more depth.
The suspense builds up as the story unfolds and new suspects are revealed.
You can’t help but feel sorry for Rachael and the way she has been treated.
The ending reveal is shocking and its not who you expect but of course I already knew because I made the mistake of watching the film first.
It is a good book, I recommend you read it but watch the film after!
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them by J.K Rowling
I call myself a Harry Potter fan but I have only just got round to reading this, shocking I know.
I will admit I avoided it for a little as I was worried it wouldn’t live up to my expectations of the Harry Potter books, but I had nothing to worry about.
It just brings to life the wizarding world once me and I loved it. It’s new characters and it takes place in America before the Harry Potter books when Grindleward was at large.
Again I made the mistake of watching the film before the book, but the film is incredible so I don’t really mind.
If you are a Harry Potter fan then you have to read this.
If only I was a wizard….
And that is all for my Summer reads.
I hope you liked this post, if you have any good reads from the Summer I’d love to hear about them.
Bye for now