Hello! Time for another new post, and a new kind of post too. I like to write different posts, both because I know how much I enjoy reading different posts on other people’s blogs, and because I like to write in different ways. I’ll be writing three mini reviews instead of one full length review – I don’t think I need to explain it further!
Now that I’ve finished NaNoWriMo (yup, I finished on the 18th!), I’m back to being able to focus on my reading and reviewing a little bit more, where it took a slight back seat for a while. Back in action, and back fully focused on what I’m doing. I loved doing NaNoWriMo, but I also love my blog, and it is one of the only downsides in November, keeping that balance.
Paris Syndrome – Lisa Walker
I was sent a copy of this book from Harper Collins to review (many thanks!) earlier this year. The main character, Happy, is impossible not to love. The book is chaotic and cringey in a wonderful teenage-OMG-did-that-just-happen way, and you can’t help but feel for her as her life goes upside down. It turns out Paris Syndrome is real!
Take A Hint, Dani Brown – Talia Hibbert
This was one of my early reads from NetGalley this year, and it was such a happy, easy read. It’s one of those books where it’s a somewhat (but not completely) predictable book in a relaxing way, where you know what’s coming next so the stress factor is reduced. It also manages to touch on hard-hitting issues in a way that means they’re easier to process too. You’ll find yourself laugh along with – and sometimes shouting at – Dani, and loving every page.
The Donor – Clare Mackintosh
One of the Quick Reads selection, I read this book as part of a reading challenge earlier on this year. At 112 page it is exactly what it says – a quick read. What’s quite impressive is the amount of tension that can be put into such short number of pages. It managed to be unpredictable and surprising, which for a short story was skillful.
Thanks for joining me for this first in my new series of posts! See you again soon.