Eleanor and Park
Georgie and Neil are having problems with their marriage. Georgie is always at work and doesn’t spend much time with Neil and her children. When Georgie tells Neil that she can’t go on a family trip she never expected that they would go without her. Whilst staying at home Georgie discovers a magical phone that lets her speak to Neil in the past.
I found this book really difficult to read. It was a real struggle to finish it as I kept picking it up and putting it down again. I just could not get into this book. I didn’t connect with any of the characters and I didn’t have any sympathy for Georgie. I found the plot really strange and overall the book was really boring as nothing really happened. Whilst reading this book I struggled to picture Georgie. She was a middle-aged woman with two children and a husband but she came across as a whiny teenager. Instead of trying to solve her problems she ran back to her parent’s house. Her character didn’t seem very believable and as a result, I wasn’t very interested in her story. I seem to really enjoy Rainbow Rowell’s YA books but I haven’t gotten on very well with her two adult novels.
The Last Anniversary
This book follows triplets; Lyn, Cat, and Gemma. They are very close although they all have their separate lives with their own problems.
This is Liane Moriarty’s first book and for me, it wasn’t quite as good as the other books I have read by her. It was still a really enjoyable read, though. I really like the sister relationship that was shown in this book. I thought that it was a really accurate portrayal of how sisters interact with one another. This book didn’t have a mystery in it like her other books do and I really missed that. I think that Liane Moriarty writes really interesting mysteries that keep me hooked until the end. What I really like about Liane Moriarty’s writing is her ability to create realistic characters and write about difficult issues. Overall this wasn’t my favourite Liane Moriarty book but it was still really enjoyable and I would recommend checking it out.
New books are always being released which means I don’t always have time to reread old favourites. Today I wanted to share with you some of the books I would love to reread.
The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald- I loved this book. The 20s is one of my favourite periods to read about. I would love to dive back into this book and rewatch the movie.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell– Fangirl is one of my favourite books and I would love to revisit it. I loved the characters as I find them to be really relatable. It is such a cute story and it would be great to reread.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas– A Court of Mist and Fury has been getting so many rave reviews recently. I really want to read it but before I do I want to reread the first book so that I can refresh my memory of the story.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens- This is another one of my all time favourites. I never tire of this story and I would love to reread it.
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare- I really want to continue on with this series but I have forgotten what happened in the first book so I need to reread it before I continue on with the series.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan- I read the Percy Jackson series when I was younger and since then Rick Riordan has bought out The Heroes of Olympus series and The Trials of Apollo which I really want to read. I want to start this series from the beginning so I can enjoy all of these books.
Are there any books that you would like to reread?
Blue joins The Raven Boys as they are on a quest to find a Welsh king.
I found it really difficult to summarise the plot for this book. After I read this book my first thought was ‘what the hell have I just read’. I had no idea what was going on for the majority of the book and as a result, I have no real idea of what happened in this book. A lot of people really love this series so I was expecting to really enjoy this book but I ended up really not enjoying it. Unlike many people, I did not like the characters in this book. I couldn’t connect to any of them which made me not that interested in their story. This book is told from multiple POV which I found made it even more confusing and difficult to follow. I feel that this series is not for me and therefore I won’t be continuing on with it.
After Jacob’s Grandfather dies, he goes on a trip to an island near Wales. Whilst on the island he discovers Miss Peregrine and her home of peculiar children. He learns more about the children and the threat that want’s to destroy them.
After watching the trailer for the upcoming film I decided that I needed to read the book as the film looks amazing. I wasn’t sure what to think of this book when I started it, I didn’t know very much about the plot and I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy it. I ended up being really surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I found the plot to be really interesting and I enjoyed learning about all the different powers that the children had. I did find the time travel elements to be a little bit confusing but I still really enjoyed it. I like how the author uses the pictures in the book to tell the story. I think that this really gave something to the reading experience. I can’t wait to see what is in store in the next book.
This week’s topic is authors that we are waiting for another book. This doesn’t include authors that have planned books coming out. If you want to check out the Goodreads group then the link is here.
Erin Morgenstern- I loved The Night Circus and I would love to read more from Erin. I loved her writing and I would like to read more of it. The Night Circus came out in 2011 and since then she hasn’t written another book.
Sophie Kinsella- I love Sophie Kinsella’s books and she has a lot but I would love something new from her. She wrote a new Shopaholic book last year but I would really like to see a new standalone from her.
Ruta Sepetys- I read Salt to the Sea earlier this year and I loved it. She currently has two other books out that I am yet to read but I have them ready to read. I would really like to see more from her as I really enjoyed her writing.
Rainbow Rowell- I’ve had mixed experiences with Rainbow Rowell’s books but I would really like to see something new from her. Perhaps a sequel to Fangirl or Carry On or even a completely new novel, I’ll accept anything.
Audrey Greathouse- I discovered Audrey this year when I read The Neverland Wars. I would love to read something else from this author. I hope she has plans to write another book soon.
Which authors made your list?
Today I thought I would share with you some of my favourite quotes from books. I’ll share more of my favourite quotes in the future.
‘Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it’- Wanted by Sara Shepard
‘As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once’- The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
‘Even in the Future the story begins with Once Upon a time’- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there when yesterday it was not’- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
‘No I’m not choosing him or you. I’m choosing me’- The Selection by Kiera Cass
‘Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy’- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
Let me know some of your favourite book quotes.