Review: Scenes of a Graphic Nature by Caroline O’Donoghue

Challenge prompt: A book you picked because the title caught your attention.

Blurb:

‘Do you know what céad mile fáilte means?’
‘A hundred thousand welcomes.’
‘Not a hundred thousand homes. Not a hundred thousand “stay here’s”.’

Charlie Regan’s life isn’t going forward, so she’s decided to go back.

After a tough few years floundering around the British film industry, experimenting with amateur pornography and watching her father’s health rapidly decline, she and her best friend Laura journey to her ancestral home of Clipim, an island off the west coast of Ireland. Knowing this could be the last chance to connect with her dad’s history before she loses him, Charlie clings to the idea of her Irish roots offering some kind of solace. But she’ll find out her heritage is about more than clichés and clover-foamed Guinness.

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Review: In Case You Missed It by Lindsey Kelk

This book did not fit any of my challenge prompts.

Blurb:

One missed chance in life…one second chance in love

When Ros steps off a plane after three years away, she’s in need of a new job, a new flat and a new start. But her friends have moved on, her parents only have eyes for each other, and her bedroom has been moved into the garden shed. Suddenly, Ros has a bad case of nostalgia for the way things were.

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Review: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Challenge criteria: A book that won an award in 2019

Blurb:

Olive is always unlucky; her identical twin sister Amy, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. About to marry her dream man, her entire wedding has been fully paid for by winning a series of competitions. Meanwhile, Olive is forced to play nice with her sworn enemy: the best man, Ethan.

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Review: The Switch by Beth O’Leary

This book did not fit any of my challenge prompts.

Blurb:

Eileen is sick of being 79.
Leena’s tired of life in her twenties.
Maybe it’s time they swapped places…

When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen’s house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty. She’d like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn’t offer many eligible gentlemen.

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Tag Thursday: The Gilmore Girls Book Tag

The world seems to be having a bit of a moment right now, and I’ve been coming back to some of my comforts regularly to calm me. One of my greatest comforts is Gilmore Girls, and I’m midway through a re-watch of the main series. (I probably won’t watch the revival though, we don’t talk about the revival in this house.)

I wanted to tie in my (and Rory’s) love of books with the show, so this tag I found on Read by Zoe is the perfect way to do so.

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