Since I last did a reading update, I’ve read a fair few books that I would like to recommend.
I just finished reading The Grown Up by Gillian Flynn which is a short story. I loved her other books but didn’t connect with this one as much. That being said toward the end I was gripped, as I waited to find out what was going to happen. I would recommend it if you’ve enjoyed the author’s other books but I don’t think it’s as good or as eerie.
Two books I enjoyed the most recently would be My Favourite Half Night Stand by Christina Lauren and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The novel by Christina Lauren is a funny rom-com, perfect for fans of the friend to lover trope. Taylor Jenkins Reid’s book is the first five star read of the year for me. It’s one that has stuck with me the most since reading it too. I’ve written a post explaining my thoughts here.
One book that I picked up because it was getting a lot of hype is Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift. I hate to say it, but it really wasn’t a book I enjoyed at all. I can see why others may have enjoyed it. But the setting of a world post-covid where there’s a new virus that kills people in 6 days felt a bit weird to me. Some of the plot-lines didn’t always add up either. I don’t know if I missed the point. But don’t be put off by my thoughts as it’s being raved about by other bloggers.
Another book that has stood out recently is Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed For Men by Caroline Criado Perez. A lot of my friends told me to pick this one up and I’m glad I did. There’s a lot of information to take in but it’s all so important and should be widely talked about. It’s crazy the amount of things in our world we live with that aren’t designed to help or save a woman’s life. I probably will do a blog post soon with my thoughts on this or possibly a feminist book recommendation.
I also read some of my favourite childhood books to see if I would still like them as an adult. You can read my thoughts here.
At the moment I’m reading Where the Crowdads Sing by Delia Owens and I’m really enjoying it so far. I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I am because so many people have had mixed feelings about it. But from what I have read so far, it’s definitely worth the read. I’ll probably do a review of this one as soon as I’ve finished it.
On audiobook I’m reading The Guilty Feminist by Deborah Frances-White. I don’t if anyone else feels this way, but non-fiction books are a lot easier to read if they’re in audiobook format.
Books I want to read next
Honestly, I don’t know what my next read will be. I always have a pile next to me which I say I’ll get to soon and they always get put straight back on the shelf once I finish my current read because I want to read something else instead. At the moment, I’m fancying reading a fantasy book so maybe Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. I read Six of Crows, the first instalment in the duology, a couple of years ago, but didn’t end up reading the second. And since the TV show is coming to Netflix in a few weeks time, I should probably read it before then.
I’m also keen to read another Taylor Jenkins Reid book. She’s definitely becoming one of my favourite authors. Or I have an Agatha Christie book on my shelf I have been keen to read for a while so I might also read that. But as you can see, I can’t decide and I probably will end up picking up whatever I’m in the mood to read.
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