Books I read in a day

I am, by my own admission, not a very fast reader. It can take me up to a week to read your average 300 page novel. But, every so often, inspiration springs forth from god knows where and I manage to beast through a whole book in just a day. It doesn’t happen quite as much as I’d like it to, but I think its rarity is what makes it all that more special.

Sometimes, I do find that magic lengthy book that I just cannot put down, but more often than not the books that I manage it through within 24 hours are quite short. It still counts though, as every second spent reading matters.

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Review: It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne

This book is part of my Name TBR.

Blurb:

Audrey is over romance. Since her parents’ relationship imploded her mother’s been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe film-maker Harry. Nobody expects Audrey and Harry to fall in love as hard and fast as they do. But that doesn’t mean things are easy. Because real love isn’t like the movies…

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Review: Goose by Dawn Porter

Challenge criteria: A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited

Blurb:

It’s a year and a half on from Paper Aeroplanes, and Renée is now living with her Aunty Jo. They even have geese, and Renée likes to sit and watch them, wondering if she’ll ever find ‘the One’ – someone who will love her no matter what, and be there for her no matter how bad things get.

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Review: We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan

Challenge criteria: A book about an immigrant or refugee

(Disclaimer: This review is based on the ARC, which is slightly different to the published version.)

Blurb:

Authors Brian Conaghan and Sarah Crossan have joined forces to tell the story of Nicu and Jess, two troubled teens whose paths cross in the unlikeliest of places.

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