Review: How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne

Challenge criteria: A book you should have read in school.

Blurb:

All Amber wants is a little bit of love. Her mum has never been the caring type, even before she moved to California, got remarried and had a personality transplant. But Amber’s hoping that spending the summer with her can change all that.

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Review: Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O Farrell

Challenge criteria: A book that takes place in summer.

Blurb:

 It’s July 1976. In London, it hasn’t rained for months, gardens are filled with aphids, water comes from a standpipe, and Robert Riordan tells his wife Gretta that he’s going round the corner to buy a newspaper. He doesn’t come back.

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Review: My Map of You by Isabelle Broom

Challenge criteria: A book published this year. (Bonus: it’s released today.)

(Disclaimer: I was sent this book by Penguin Random House UK in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of the review.) 

Blurb:

Holly Wright has had a difficult few years. After her mother’s death, she’s become expert at keeping people at a distance – including her boyfriend, Rupert.

But when Holly receives an unexpected letter explaining that an aunt she never met has left her a house on the Greek island of Zakynthos, the walls she has built begin to crumble.

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End of Summer tag

I’ve recently (read: at the beginning of the month) been tagged to complete this Q&A session, and I thought this would be a perfect last blog post for the summer season. A big thanks to Lariane for the tag, as well.

With schools due back this week *snigger* and myself moved back to my parent’s place, this is the perfect time to reflect on my summer in Dublin.

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