Monday, 30 January 2017

January Wrap Up



When it comes to booktube and book blogs one of my favourite things to watch/read are wrap ups. I just love see what books that person has read and to get their opinion so that I can see if I want it or not. With that been said, I thought it was about time I did a wrap up to add to the mix.


This month I wanted to start the year off with a bang, so I chose to read The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George, review here. This book has been sat on my shelf since the summer and because of my book buying habit, it was pushed to the bottom of my to be read pile. Now that I have read it, I can say that this book wasn't for me.  I liked how it was set in France, but it was just boring. I ended up giving this book a 3 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.


I knew that in January that I definitely wanted to read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and Grey by E.L James because the new film is coming out at the start of February. So to pick me up after a rather poor start to the reading year, I chose to read them.

I started off with Grey which is Fifty Shades of Grey but told from Christian's perspective instead of Anastasia's. I really enjoyed re-reading this and stuck to the initial 4 out of 5 stars I gave it. I then read the trilogy- Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. This trilogy is by far one of my favourite trilogies, I just love how it is kind of a twisted romance. I have to say that I prefer the second and third books to the first, just because there is loads of drama compared to the first. I stuck to the 5 out of 5 I initially gave this trilogy. Review of all four books here.



What books have you read this month? 





Wednesday, 18 January 2017

The Little Paris Bookshop Book Review



I originally bought The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George in the summer last year with the intentions of reading it straight away. However, due to people recommending books for me to read and me reading them first, I have only just got chance to read it.

I have to say that I am disappointed with this book. I initially thought that it would be a contemporary book that I would enjoy because I love contemporary, but also because the blurb really intrigued me and sounded different to what I have read before. However, the story got boring and it took me over 2 weeks to actually finish the book. 

It follows the story of Jean Perdu who owns a 'literary apothecary' which he uses to heal the hearts of his customers by selling them books. However, he cannot heal his own heart and so he sets off on a journey to find his beloved.

For me the book lacked drama and because of this, it put me in a reading slump. Also, because there was nothing happening in the story, I wasn't as eager to pick it up.

However, I thought that book was a cute read at the start and end, it was just the middle part that didn't interest me. I really like how it was set in France as I haven't read a lot of books that are set there,  mainly in America or in the UK, so it made a nice change. I also liked the main character, Jean, and the sort of main character, Max. They were just so cute when together. This book was quite different to what I have read before because it had diary entries every now and then and at the end of the book it had recipes for the french cuisine mentioned in the book.


Overall I gave the book 3 stars because although it wasn't amazing, I enjoyed the start and end and it had some redeemable qualities.


Monday, 9 January 2017

Read in 2016



At the start of the year  set myself a reading goal of 10 books as I was only just getting back into reading and didn't want to overwhelm myself with having to read loads of books. However, I have managed to exceed that amount by a lot am actually quite surprised with how many books I have read. 
This year was the year where not only did I fall back in love with reading, but I also fell in love with new genres (not just contemporary).

The Hidden Cottage by Erica James 
Rating -  3/5

Review here


Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn


Rating - 4/5

Review here


A Passionate Love Affair With A Total Stranger by Lucy Robinson


Rating - 3/5

Review here


This Is A Love Story by Jessica Thompson


Rating - 3/5

Review here


Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan


Rating - 4/5

Review here


Percy Jackson And The Sea Of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Rating - 4/5
Review here


Percy Jackson And The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan


Rating - 4/5

Review here


Percy Jackson And The Battle Of The Labyrinth by Rick Riordan


Rating - 4/5

Review here


Percy Jackson And The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan


Rating - 4/5

Review here

The Dress Shop Of Dreams by Menna Van Praag

Rating - 4/5

Review here


Four by Veronica Roth

Rating - 4/5
Review here


It's The Little Things by Erica James


Rating - 4/5

Review here

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

Rating - 4/5

Review here


Me Before You by Jojo Moyes


Rating - 5/5

Review here


How To Be Single by Liz Tuccillo


Rating - 3/5



Summer At The Lake by Erica James


Rating - 3/5

Review here


You're The On That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher

Rating - 4/5
Review here


Billy And Me by Giovanna Fletcher


Rating - 5/5

Review here


The Greatest Love Story Of All Time by Lucy Robinson


Rating - 2/5




RSVP by Helen Warner


Rating - 3/5

Review here


How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran


Rating - 2/5



How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran


Rating - 2/5



Always With Love by Giovanna Fletcher


Rating - 4/5

Review here


All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven


Rating - 4/5

Review here


Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


Rating - 4/5

Review here


The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting by Holly Bourne


Rating - 4/5

Review here


Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen


Rating - 4/5

Review here


After You by Jojo Moyes


Rating - 2/5

Review here


Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne

Rating - 5/5
Review here


How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne


Rating - 5/5

Review here


What's A Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne


Rating - 5/5

Review here


... And A Happy New Year? by Holly Bourne


Rating - 4/5

Review here


The Reader On The 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent


Rating - 3/5



Time To Say Goodbye by S.D Robertson

Rating - 3/5
Review here


Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner


Rating - 3/5

Review here


The A To Z Of Normal by Helen Barbour


Rating - 2/5

Review here


The Book Of You by Claire Kendal


Rating - 5/5

Review here


The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee


Rating - 5/5

Review here


The Diabolic by S.J Kincaid


Rating - 5/5

Review here


The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren We is berger


Rating - 4/5

Review here



What did you read in 2016?