Books & Reading


There is no better time to get through some of your to-be-read list than when you’re chilling out in the sun, on holiday. As we all know, because I won’t shut up about it, I’ve recently returned from a fab week in Ibiza with my family. In this week away I got through 5 books… Some of which were definitely better than others. I want to share these to hopefully help you pick a Summer read.


The Little Paris Bookshop – Nina George

I’m sorry but I did not enjoy this. I wanted so badly to love it, I mean… It has Paris and bookshop in the title, what’s not to love? But unfortunately, it didn’t do it for me. I didn’t enjoy the plot or the writing style and I didn’t think the characters were very likeable. I have spoken to people and read reviews of people who fell head over heels for this book so why not still give it a read? I wouldn’t recommend it though, unfortunately!


The Stranger in My Home – Adele Parks

This wasn’t a bad read but it wasn’t a good read. The description of the book made me think I was delving into a psychological page-turner but I wasn’t. This was an easy read but ultimately dull for most of the book. I read this on my kindle and it was about 80% of the way through before anything remotely exciting happened. Then the most exciting parts were skipped over and you have a flash forward instead of getting in depth details about what happened. If you fancy a story you don’t have to concentrate too hard on, give this a go just don’t get your hopes up.


Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty has never let me down. I only have two books of hers left to read so I’m really hoping she’s currently working hard to produce some more goodies. This was so well written. Such a unique storyline and I didn’t know where it was going. I was hooked from the first chapter and couldn’t put the book down.


When I Was Invisible – Dorothy Koomson

Another great read. This was quite a difficult book to read, it was a hard-hitting story but Dorothy Koomson handled it so well. I loved the plot twists within this book, one minute you think you have things figured out then you’re shocked and need to keep reading to find out more.


The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes – Diane Chamberlain

W O W. I loved every single word of this book. I really don’t have much to say about this because it was just great.

CeeCee Wilkes

Three out of five books being amazing was a fab holiday result in my opinion. I have to admit I am a huge lover of Liane Moriarty, Dorothy Koomson and Diane Chamberlain. I knew they wouldn’t let me down on holiday. I love how all three of them can create such elaborate stories that you can never imagine being a part of but with such relatable characters. I’m not even sure if that makes sense, I just love the authors.

Look for me on goodreads and please hit me up with any book recommendations you have. My TBR list is ever-growing and that’s exactly how I like it!

-Shona x


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