Soooo last week was my birthday and I was lucky enough to receive quite the haul of books. Ever since finishing university, I’ve got back into reading (because I don’t have to do any academic reading anymore), so I thought I’d share the books I received.
the midnight library by matt haig.
‘Between life and death there is a library. When Nora finds herself in the midnight library, she has a chance to make things right.’ I absolutely love Matt Haig’s style of writing and Reasons To Stay Alive and Notes On A Nervous Planet are two of my all time favourite books. I’m sure this won’t disappoint as it sounds right up my street – very excited to give it a read.
blood orange by harriet tyce.
‘Blood Orange tells the story of Alison, a lawyer who has been given her first murder case to defend. But Alison has many flaws and her own life is falling to pieces, and somebody is watching her…’ I’ve seen a few people rave about this book and I love a bit of crime fiction (and true crime), so I think I’ll enjoy this. I’ve only read of crime fiction novel this year so I think its definitely time to get back into it!
the flat share by beth o’leary
‘The Flat Share is a feel-good novel about finding love in the most unexpected ways. Tiffy and Leon share an apartment. Tiffy and Leon have never met.’ This is one of those books that I’ve seen plastered over Instagram and thought why not give it a go. I enjoy light-hearted romance novels, I mean…who doesn’t?! They’re usually an easy read and leave you feeling warm inside. I’m looking forward to this.
every colour of you by amelia mandeville.
‘Every Colour Of You is a story of love, self acceptance and gratitude for everything you have in life and teaches us that happiness can be found even in the darkest of times.’ Just this description sold this to me. Anything that is somewhat uplifting is a winner with me and I hope it doesn’t disappoint. I haven’t heard too much about this but it seems wholesome – can’t wait to share my thoughts on this.
half a world away by mike gayle.
‘Kerry Hayes is a single Mum, living on a tough south London estate. She provides for her son by cleaning houses she could never hope to afford. Taken into care as a child, Kerry cannot ever forget her past. Noah Martineau is a successful barrister with a beautiful wife, daughter and home in fashionable Primrose Hill.’ From this description, I feel a love story coming on. It seems like a bit of a classic, girl falls in love with boy but I’m sure there is much more to it. This is another cover I have seen a lot of on Instagram, so lets hope its worth the hype!
wham! george & me by andrew ridgeley.
‘Wham! George & Me tells the story of how they rode a rollercoaster of success around the world while making iconic records and surviving superstardom with their friendship intact.’ Now if you know me, you’ll know I’m a big Wham! fan and love George Michael. It upsets me he is no longer with us and that I never got to see them perform. Therefore, I really wanted to give this a read. Not much more to say I don’t think other than I’ll probably end up crying at some point hahah!
how the pill changes everything by dr sarah e. hill.
‘Dr Hill uses the latest science to reveal how the pill is changing women and the world, for better and worse. She puts power back in your hands to make smarter, more informed decisions about your health and your hormones.’ Ever since going on the contraceptive pill at 16, I’ve been fascinated about its effects and why its always women that are ‘in charge’ of the birth control. I did not have a good time with the pill and I’ve done small bits of research here and there but I’d love to know more. I can’t wait to give this a read and hopefully its one I’ll be recommending to friends and any woman I see!
What books have you purchased recently?