Friday 3 April 2020

Five recent reads | April 20

Seems like we'll all get a lot more reading done over the next few weeks, eh? With that in mind I thought I would share my five most recent reads with quickfire reviews in case you're looking for any book recommendations! I'm posting this later than expected because I, actually, am really struggling to read much of anything right now so the last one took me a while to get through. But here you are!

Firstly, How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne, who is one of the best YA authors around if you ask me. This story follows Amber as she heads off to help at her mum's summer camp over in America, where of course nothing turns out to be smooth sailing. I really bloody loved this - such a heartwarming tale.

Next, I read The Holiday by T.M. Logan which was right up my street. It's about 4 different women who go on holiday together with their families, and how everything starts to unravel pretty quickly. There are secrets and lies and plenty of drama, and a twist you won't see coming for sure.

My third recent read was Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult. She's another of my favourite authors and while this book took me a while to read, I did think it was incredible. A little girl needs a heart transplant, and the only heart available would come from a murderer. It's a story about difficult decisions and how far you'd go in certain situations, and I really enjoyed it.

Up next: After The Party by Lisa Jewell, which came out 10 years ago. It isn't my favourite of her books because I tend to like something a little bit darker, but I still liked it. She's a cracking writer and if you're into anything to do with a bit of luuuuurve then definitely get on this one.

My fifth recent read was A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult which might be a bit heavy for the current climate. It's about a shooting at an abortion clinic, and the story is told backwards. Like all of her work, though, it's beautifully written and so very poignant.

Let me know what you've been reading recently, and what you'd recommend. If you need recommendations check out Hollie's blog or Alice's instagram! I think books are so important at times like this, because they offer a necessary escapism even if it's just for a little while. 

1 comment:

  1. I really need to start reading again. I swear I say that every month. I think my friend recommended The Holiday to me before x

    Megan Elizabeth