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.

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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.

Blurb:

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.

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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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