Have you ever found a book you just could not ignore? Once in a while during your reading journey you come across *that* book, one you pick up just before dinner or on your lunch break, and next thing you know it’s three hours later and the book is almost finished. I’ve been rather lucky to have read quite a few of these across all my years as a reader.
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
I was totally in love with Tiffy and Leon’s story. I kept wondering how I would react in their situation, sharing a bed with a complete stranger with whom I would barely cross paths.
Tiffy was such a warm and friendly character, and Leon was a lovely and helpful nurse, so the two characters strengthened the wonderful story.
No Way Out by Cara Hunter
I love a thriller where you simply cannot gague what will happen at the end. That’s exactly what came with No Way Out. There was so much intrigue and wonder throughout the book, it kept me hooked right until the end.
What also added to this book for me was the newspaper clippings added. These brought a change of storytelling and shook it up a little every so often.
Clean by Juno Dawson
I adore Juno’s writing, but Clean was the first book of hers I just couldn’t put down. I started it on a plane trip from Cologne to Bristol, and I had it finished before the call for landing came.
Clean is a book about addiction and recovery, so it’s not always the easiest of reads. It’s a stellar story though, and you will feel a lot of compassion for Lexi.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
You know a book has gripped you when you sit in a café to finish it when you should be out exploring a new city. I spent an afternoon finishing Evelyn Hugo while in Vienna, and I was just enthralled by the story.
Am I Doing This Right by Tanya Hennessy
I love Tanya’s videos on Facebook and You Tube. She’s got pretty much the same humour as me, so I knew I would get on famously with her book. I wasn’t wrong. I laughed and cried my way through the whole A-Z of Tanya’s life and advice in one sitting at 10pm on a school night.
The Time of our Lives by Portia Macintosh
Over the Easter break, I set myself the task of reading just the books in my Netgalley backlog. This was one of those books. I read it the whole way through in one afternoon, because I fell so in love with Luca and her. . . colourful group of friends.
If Only I Could Tell You by Hannah Beckerman
I love a family drama, and this book had it in spades. I simply had to read it and find out the reason for the rift between Jess and Lily, and I rooted so hard for their daughters Mia and Phoebe’s friendship. I rarely cry at books, but this one brought me very close.
One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus
There’s nothing like an eight hour flight to get through some reading. I packed a couple of must reads on my Kindle for the flight between Germany and the States a couple of years ago. I opened up this book and barely put it down even to eat, which is highly unlike me.