November 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Remember that TBR I posted at the beginning of the month? Ignore it. I read nine books this month (yay!) and only one of them was on my TBR! Oops! I took loads of books on holiday but then I found out there was a library and it actually had some really great books! There was so many I wanted to read so, you know, I read them instead. I figured if I didn’t like them it didn’t matter since they were going back to the library. Anyway, here’s what I read:

I See You by Clare Mackintosh: The first book by Clare Mackintosh that sadly disappointed me. It had a very thrilling plot but I found it a tad unbelievable and the characters didn’t help – they just let it down. I didn’t find them likeable at all and found that they actually irritated me throughout. They didn’t have a lot of depth; they whined a lot and sat around doing nothing. Then when something did actually happen it felt too convenient, like it jut fell into their laps with no work required. The second books are never as strong and I think you can see that with this one.

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson: I didn’t understand the hype for this one unfortunately. I found it very boring and I wasn’t interested at all. The characters were so wishy-washy and acted like a gust of wind would knock them over. The main character was literally scared of everything and it was maddening. The plot was nonexistent and I quickly grew tired of it. I was relieved when I finally finished it to be honest.

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REVIEW: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

The Family Upstairs.jpgTitle: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
Pages: 384
Published by: Cornerstone
Publication date: 8th August 2019
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

In a large house in London’s fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot. Well-fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up.

In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses. Close to them is a hastily scrawled note.

They’ve been dead for several days.

Who has been looking after the baby? And where did they go?

Two entangled families. A house with the darkest of secrets.

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REVIEW: After the End by Clare Mackintosh

After the End.jpgTitle: After the End by Clare Mackintosh
Pages: 384
Published by: Sphere
Publication date: 25th June 2019
Genre: Contemporary
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. Only now they’re facing the most important decision of their lives – and they don’t agree.

As the consequences of an impossible choice threaten to devastate them both, nothing will ever be the same again.

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Favourite Series I’d Like to Revisit!

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d take a look at some of my favourite series that I’d like to reread. With my massive TBR pile I don’t know when I’ll get the chance to reread these but I hope to one day!

Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab

I started this series in 2017 and finished it last year so it’s not too long ago that I read this and I already want to reread it! I absolutely adored these characters and this fantastic world V.E. Schwab created. It was fast paced and utterly unforgettable! One of my favourite fantasy series and Schwab is easily one of my favourite authors now.

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November 2019 TBR!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my November TBR and I’m actually going to attempt to tackle a pretty big series that’s been on my TBR for a few years now. I want to read eight books and since I have two weeks off in November I’m hoping that shouldn’t be a problem! Here’s what I want to read:

The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini: So I am going away for two weeks and I won’t have any wifi or phone service so I need a pretty hefty series to keep me occupied and I thought The Inheritance Cycle would be perfect for this. I’ve been wanting to read this series for years but I was very intimidated by the size of each book. I think now is a good time to dive right in!

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October 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my October wrap up! For some reason I always seem to read less in October and find myself falling into a slump but I tried really hard to fight it this month. I wanted to read eight books but I only managed six which is okay but a bit disappointing that I didn’t reach my target! Here’s what I read:

Killfile by Christopher Farnsworth: I was really intrigued by this and it sounded like something I’d enjoy but unfortunately I struggled with it. It’s about a hitman who can read minds so obviously he’s going finish any job that he’s hired for. Despite how interesting the book sounded, the main character completely ruined it. I didn’t like John Smith at all because he came across as really arrogant and acted like everyone else was beneath him and honestly I don’t really want to see that in a main character. He wasn’t likeable at all and I didn’t know whether I was supposed to pity him or hate him. It was really confusing. The plot didn’t make a lot of sense either and I got lost halfway through. Also what kind of name is John Smith?

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