What Books I’ve been Reading Lately

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I have read so many great books this summer. I’m currently on my 3rd book of this week, I’m giving Pride & Prejudice one more go. I think this is maybe my 3rd or 4th go at reading it & I’m finally starting to enjoy it.

At the beginning of July I made a big Amazon order & bought 10 books to get me through the summer.  These books were all so good! Theres a mix of autobiography & fiction in today’s post so lets get started!

Harry Potter Series – J.K Rowling

I finally got through all the Harry Potter books again. It took me about 2 months in total to get through them all. I forgot just how good the books were, I’m not a huge Harry Potter fan but I do enjoy reading the books. I find the books really dive into the story a lot more so I do kind of prefer the books to the films!

The Circle – Dave Eggers

This book is incredible, I couldn’t put it down. The Circle is extremely relevant in this Social Media Driven world. I was so intrigued by the plot & how Mae the main character adapted to the all seeing & data driven company. The Circle who believe that everyone should be allowed to see everything & know everything. I

t was interesting to see how Mae let The Circle consumer her. This book was written a couple of years ago & it still manages to be relevant now. I defiantly recommend this book its the perfect beach read! The film is worth a watch too!

 

The HandMaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

The HandMaid’s Tale took me a long time to get into. I loved the TV Show so I couldn’t wait to read the book as I thought it would fully explain the reasons why certain things happened in the TV Show. But I felt myself getting bored of the book.

Although I think where Offred was trying understand her feelings towards the Commander & Nick was really interesting. I also found the back & forth of the story line to be jumble to begin with but  the more you got into it. It helped explain Offred’s struggles even more making them more prominent.

 

Fates & Furies – Lauren Groff

I didn’t love Fates & Furies, it had been on my too read list for ages & it didn’t live up to my expectations. I thought the way the story played out was good by having the book split into two parts. Fates following Lotto’s side of the Story and Furies following Mathilde’s story.

I preferred Mathilde’s part more than Lotto’s and I think that’s because it filled in a lot of plot holes from Lotto’s story line. Mathilde’s story defiantly helped the reader understand her character a bit more and maybe sympathies with Mathilde more.

 

The Nest – Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Okay I loved the book, I couldn’t put it down. I was so drawn into the dysfunctional Plumb family, that I want to find out what happened to them next. After their Brother Leo has a terrible car accident the Plumb Siblings realise their inheritance is all gone, with each sibling counting on the money the fight to try get it back. I liked how the story moved from one character to another while also slowly including other secondary characters. You not only routed for the main characters but the secondary characters too.

The Nest is a page turner and made you route for each character to have a happy ending.

 

Almost Adulting – Arden Rose

I read this book in a day. It was funny, relatable and so so well written. Arden Rose made you feel as if you were talking to a friend throughout the whole book. Almost Adulting is perfect for any twenty – something trying to make it in the adult world. Full of funny and Omg I’ve done that too moments!

 

 

What have you been reading lately?

 

Buy The Books

Harry Potter – J.K Rowling

The Circle – Dave Eggers 

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood 

Fates & Furies – Lauren Groff 

The Nest – Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney 

Almost Adulting – Arden Rose 

 

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1 Comment

  1. August 14, 2017 / 10:56 am

    I’m currently rereading the Harry Potter series. It’s taking me a long time because of uni, but I’m getting there! I really want to read The Handmaid’s Tale. I’ve heard lots of good things about it!

    Nicky | nickyjane99.blogspot.com

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