Books I Should Have Read by Now

There’s a phrase people use about me is “her eyes are bigger than her stomach.” It’s mainly used around food – I have no sense of portion control, as in at all. But, another way it applies to me is definitely buying books.

I get so excited seeing books on the shelves, ones I’ve wanted to read for so, so long, and then I just completely ignore their existence for the rest of forever.

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Five Star Reads in Five Words

You know me, I love a good bandwagon. So once I saw a couple of people doing the Five Star Books in Five Words Tag, I absolutely wanted in. It’s a tag originally created by Booktuber Matthew Sciarappa, but I’m going to be bold and bring it to the written world.

The idea is pretty simple – take some of the books you’ve given five stars to, and give five words to describe them. I realise it seems now as I’ve just mansplained the task but that really is it.


I’m going to take five of my reads from 2019 (so far, who knows if there are still some to come).

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Review: Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.


Meet Rachel Walsh. She has a pair of size 8 feet and such a fondness for recreational drugs that her family has forked out the cash for a spell in Cloisters – Dublin’s answer to the Betty Ford Clinic. She’s only agreed to her incarceration because she’s heard that rehab is wall-to-wall jacuzzis, gymnasiums and rock stars going tepid turkey – and it’s about time she had a holiday. Continue reading

Books Can Be Deceiving

Have you ever picked up a book that seemed like an easy read, then gotten a surprise when it ended up much deeper? I have had this happen to me so many times. Strangely, it always seems to happen when I’ve finished a thriller the book before. It’s often occured where the cover portrays a summery, light-hearted read, but inside there’s much more than you would expect.


If you’re looking for a book that isn’t quite what it seems, these are the books you’re looking for.

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