Monday, 1 September 2014

read and reviewed | my holiday reads #8



The Longest Holiday - Paige Toon (kindle edition)
About? After her husband breaks her heart, Laura is whisked away by her friends to Key West, Florida. Not looking for anything but time to lick her wounds, she never expected a new man to enter her life and have such a significant effect...but can a happy ending ever be that simple?

Even though I finished reading this over a week ago, it still genuinely makes me sad that it's over. Seriously. I think this is one of my all time favourite books - I just loved everything about it. I love how Paige Toon makes you connect so well with the characters in her stories - she really is a fantastic author and one of my all time faves. This book is the perfect summer read - it's just flawless, I absolutely loved it!          10/10

What a Girl Wants - Lindsey Kelk (kindle edition)
About? Tess is back in London with a choice to make. Settle down with Charlie - the man of her dreams who she has been madly in love with for 10 years? Or fly to Milan and take her chances on the moody and mysterious Nick Miller? (Difficult choice...)

As per, Lindsey Kelk smashes it - absolutely loved the sequel to About a Girl, it seriously didn't disappoint. A fabulous, hilarious, light hearted read that you simply just have to read. My only complaint is that the next book isn't out RIGHT THIS DAMN SECOND so I know exactly what happens and who she chooses(if she can ever make a single definite decision in her entire life that is, bless) p.s #teamnick          10/10

The Lemon Grove - Helen Walsh
About? A father, step mum, daughter and her boyfriend go on holiday and inappropriate feelings occur between two of the characters. 

I don't know if I'm missing something with this book but I seriously do not get the hype that has surrounded this at all. I read it in a day, but not because it was good, more the fact that I was just waiting for something to happen..but nothing really does?  The ending is shocking too - it definitely competes with Gone Girl and that's saying something. I was so disappointed because Helen Walsh's writing style is great however the plot was very poor. I feel like the story had a lot of potential but nothing really happened unfortunately.      2/10

Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell
About? Two high school outsiders find friendship, love and understanding in each other as they muddle their way through teenage life.

Beautifully written, this book really is a lovely read. I think it's simplicity is what makes it such a good story, as well as the fact that it shows teenage life in a refreshing and truthful way, in which both characters have issues with themselves and their families, as they try to figure out who they are and what they want from life. I have to admit, it wasn't particularly my kind of book but I did enjoy it all the same - it was certainly something different. Rainbow Rowell showed first true love, with all its flaws and imperfections.          7/10


What books have you been reading recently? I've just finished Lucy in the Sky by Paige Toon and have just started another one of her books, Baby Be Mine...(I'm kiiind of loving her at the moment and kicking myself for leaving her unread novels on my book shelf to catch dust - why did I leave it so long?!)

Charlotte x

p.s a kindle just isn't the same as an actual book is it?


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