Back with my May Reading List post today and I have read a lot of really good books this month. I feel like I say this every month but its true. From Taylor Jenkins Reid to Sally Rooney there has been a collection of great authors & great books.
As always you can read my previous months round ups in book the tab at the top. You can also read my April Reading List Here.
The Perfect Catch
Sick of dating the same guys Polly sets up a new dating profile with the craziest of requirements for the man of her dreams. Set up as a joke she wasn’t expecting the dream guy she made up to appear in her inbox days later. But is he really her dream guy after all or is it too good to be true?
The Perfect Catch is one of those typical rom-com books. I am not even ashamed to admit that I love. They will be the first genre of book that I reach for in the book store. I did enjoy this book as predictable as it was, it was still a good read. The only thing I will say is that it all seemed too good to be true. So you could pretty much predict the ending right away.
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Famous actress Evelyn Hugo is giving her infamous dresses away for auction. Being the talk of the town everyone is hoping for a exclusive interview with the famous actress. Evelyn only wants to talk to one magazine & in particular one Journalist Monique Grant. Who she decides to give her life story. Tasked with writing Evelyn’s Biography Monique is determined to do this piece justice. So she interviews Evelyn on her life particularly her Seven Husbands. As Monique tries to find out who exactly was the love of Evelyn Hugo’s life.
I loved Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo so much. Anything old Hollywood set in the 1950’s and 60’s is a winner in my book and this one fits the bill. I knew I would enjoy it based on the setting alone but I didn’t expect to enjoy it this much. I was also pleasantly surprised at the outcome of the book. Taylor Jenkins Reid is an incredible author who knows how to pull at your heart strings. Every one of her books have been brilliant and this one is no exception.
An Unkindness of Magicians
Every 20 years a Turning happens in the Unseen World. Where the houses of the Magical world compete to be head of the Unseen World. This time the Turning has came early. One Magician who’s got her own agenda and someone is out for revenge.
It took me a good few chapters to get into An Unkindness of Magician. After that I was hooked. The easiest way to compare it would be like Harry Potter mixed with Hunger Games. The Unseen World is a lot like Harry Potter in the aspect that there is Magicians in a Mundane world. It’s really well written and each storyline makes you want to read more.
Tiffy and Leon have never met but they share a bed.. After answering an advertisement for a bedshare. Tiffy takes Leon up on his offer to share a flat but also share a bed. She takes the night shift he takes the day shift. . The plan works out perfectly for both, the rules are they never meet but they leave notes dotted around the flat for each other. Until one day when they accidentally bump into each other in an awkward situation.
I absolutely loved The Flatshare and couldn’t put it down. It’s that perfect love story where you’re routing for each character, one where you really empathise with each character too. The books was written so well, its one you don’t want to end & just want more of.
Fooling in Love
Escaping London for a small peaceful town Rachel takes a few days off from her life. Only to fall in love with the small town and the people living there. For the first time she feels like she belongs. She meets not one but 3 handsome men who may just be the distraction she needs.
You know me and my love for all things rom-com well Fooling in Love is just that. I finished it in two days it’s maybe not the most original plot but it’s great all the same. It’s one that tugs at your heart makes you want to keep reading.
Connell and Marianne are polar opposite people, he’s popular she’s an outsider. Growing up in the same small town they are far from alike until one day they start up a conversation and everything changes. Fast forward through the next few years together we learn about two people trying hard to stay away but find they can’t.
Another book I loved this month Normal People. I think I read it in less that 24 hours too, safe to say I couldn’t put it down. Normal People is defiantly a story I think we can all relate to. I found it really raw and real. Sally Rooney is a fantastic author & I can’t wait to read Conversations with Friends now.
Jane’s best friend Rachel has just announced she’s getting married. Much to Jane’s shock considering Rachel has been broken up with her groom to be for months. After being stood up at the altar Jane isn’t exactly pro wedding. But will do anything to make Rachel’s day the best day. Once she meets the other bridesmaids, Jane realises its going to take a lot more work. Plus there’s her hot / best friend flatmate Freddie to deal with too..
I loved Bridesmaids. After reading her other books The Wedding Date, I knew this would be a good one and I wasn’t wrong. It was funny, heartwarming and you really end up investing in all the characters lives. It’s the perfect beach read one you won’t be able to put down.