Either I’m a very fast reader or I just have way to much time on my hands because I have read so many books this year. Now that it’s coming to the end of the year I realise just how much books I’ve actually read. It’s a lot. As always you can see what I’ve been reading each month in my monthly posts. These posts have been such a good way to keep track all the books. This month has been a mixed bag of good and bad books.
The Wedding Date
The Wedding Dateh is another chick- lit book that I loved. I have no shame but I just love these easy rom-com books. Sam has been asked to be Maid of Honour for her best friend’s wedding. Slight problem her ex will be the best man, his new girlfriend is pregnant and Sam’s told everyone she has a new boyfriend. Except she doesn’t so Sam hires Jake to be her fake boyfriend. Once they get to the wedding Sam doesn’t know if she and Jake are still pretending or if their relationships becoming more real.
This is the perfect book if you’re looking for a quick read, filled with laughs, romance and sexy scottish men in kilts..
You all know how much I loved The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness so I couldn’t wait to read her new book Times Convert. Times Convert is a spin off book of the All Souls Trilogy this time following Marcus’s storyline. The book has three story timelines one following Marcus before & after he turned into a vampire. One following his fiance Phoebe as she transitions into a vampire. And one following Matthew & Diana’s storyline.
I was a bit on the fence when I started reading this book but I ended up loving it. I especially loved how the author continued on Matthew & Diana’s story from the previous books. As it never really felt like their story was over. I also really liked how she delved a bit deeper into the origins of becoming a vampire as she has really changed the myths of vampires in her books. If you liked the All Souls Trilogy then you’ll enjoy Times Convert.
Revenge Wears Prada
I finally got round to reading the second book in the Devil Wears Prada series and I have to say I enjoyed this one so much more than the first book. Ten years have passed since Andy has worked for Miranda Presley, she is now editor of her own wedding magazine. But when Miranda’s publishing company comes pouching for her magazine, and the threat of being Andy’s boss again. Andy realises she’s not out of Miranda’s grasp just yet.
After hearing so many good things about Circe I decided to give it a go. And I have to say I was pretty disappointed. I gave up a few chapters in. I couldn’t grasp the plot of the story and there were too many characters to keep track of. From who descended from who to the greek mythology of the novel. I might give it another go but I’m not entirely convinced yet.
Crazy Rich Asians
Crazy Rich Asians was a slow burner. It was a very good book but I found myself going through phases of reading it. In some sittings I would fly through chapters but the next I could barely get through 2 pages. But I stuck with it and it turned out pretty good. The story follows Nick Young who brings his girlfriend Rachel home to Singapore for his best friends wedding. Only Rachel doesn’t know that Nick comes from a rich family & has rich friends. She is thrown into the Rich and Crazy lives of his family and shown the extravagant ways in which they live. Now that I’ve read Crazy Rich Asians I really want to see the film now too!
Match Made in Manhattan
Match Made in Manhattan is that perfect rom-com book that has you hooked from page one. Alison is just back from a trip to France with her boyfriend of 3 years Dave. Who after planning to move in together turns around and says he wants to break up. Alison turns to Online Dating and goes of a string of dates throughout the book. Spending the year on Match.Com does Alison find the one in the end? This book was really good and I kept finding myself picking it up just to read a few more pages every chance I got. I’m a sucker for a cute rom-com book and this one didn’t disappoint.
The Royal Runaway
I picked up the Royal Runaway at the airport on my way home as I wanted something easy to sink into on the plane. This was the perfect book for just that, it’s cheesy, it’s got a romantic spin basically the makings of a great chick lit book. Thea is the second in line to the throne of Drieden who on her wedding day gets stood up at the altar by her fiance. After spending 4 months in exile Thea returns to daily life at the palace. One night she sneaks out to a bar and meets the sexy scot Nick who just happens to be a spy. When Thea runs out of people she can trust she turns to Nick to help her escape.
I finished this book the other day and it’s one of those really cheesy books that ends up being really addictive. It wasn’t the best book I’ve read but it was good. The plot was a mix between The Princess Diaries and James Bond. Unusual but it kind of worked.