Review: I Looked Away by Jane Corry

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Blurb:

Every Monday, 49-year-old Ellie looks after her grandson Josh. She loves him more than anything else in the world. The only thing that can mar her happiness is her husband’s affair. But he swore it was over, and Ellie has decided to be thankful for what she’s got.

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Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Challenge criteria: A book written by an author from Asia/South America/Africa

Blurb:

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.

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Books on my Summer TBR

This post is part of Six for Sunday run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

Today, I’m going to bend the rules just a little bit and still write a TBR, but for a specific thing. Have you heard of the OWLs?

If you’re a Harry Potter nerd, you’ll know exactly what I mean. For non Potterheads, the OWLs are the exams Hogwarts students take in their fifth year. This year, G from Book Roast set up the OWLs Readathon in April, and there was so much additional material it was INSANE. There’s a set of careers you could follow, and prompts to help you fill out each of the subjects you needed for your career. It sounds like the perfect thing for me, right? It was – but I only learned about it halfway through April. It was too late to put a TBR together.

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Review: Four Weddings and a Festival by Annie Robertson

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Disclaimer: This review is part of a blog tour run by the publisher, Orion. This has in no way affected my opinion of this book, nor the outcome of this review.

Blurb:

Four months. Four weddings. One happy ending…?

Lifelong friends and rom-com fans Bea, Lizzie, Hannah and Kat have curled up with Bridget Jones, sobbed at Love, Actually and memorised the script to Notting Hill. They always joked about getting married in one summer – their own Four Weddings – and it seems like this might just be the year . . .

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Books to Bring to the Beach

Now it’s summer, we’re all starting to think about getting away to the sun. Once your clothes are packed, the suncream is slathered on, all there’s left to do is pick out the books you’ll bring with you to the beach. With so many to choose from, where do you even begin?

When I think about the beach reads I like to bring with me as the perfect accompaniment to the sun and sand, there’s just one thing that comes to mind. Books with loads of sunshine on the cover, happy colours, flowers and plants. When I think of summer reading, I’m instantly drawn to those.

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