BOOK TUBE | March Wrap Up - Recent Read and Mini Book Reviews

Thursday, April 26, 2018

This year has been a slow start when it comes to reading for me. I don't feel like I have any motivation to read apart from the books in my book club (Bookish Mama's). I was off work ill for the first few weeks of the year and couldn't get comfy and since I've been back in I seem to fall asleep whenever I pick up a book. My main place to read is on the tram to and from work. But the motion of the tram rocks me to sleep (apologies fellow passengers) 

BOOK TUBE | March Wrap Up - Recent Read and Mini Book Reiviews

As part of the book club, I've read The Power by Naiomi Alderman and The Secrets of Nightingale Wood. I've done full reviews on both of these, by answering the book club questions in a blog post.

I still haven't made my mind up on The Power, it's one that needs to be read again but I'm not sure when that will be. It's about women who gain The Power and it has similar themes to The Handmaids Tale and Hunger Games. I'm glad I read it but I still don't know how I feel about it.

The Secret of Nightingale Wood I hated. It is a kids book which might explain it but it was too contrived and I didn't feel any empathy towards any of the characters. There are far better books out there.

Michael Connoly is always a fall back read for me, it's a nice easy read and I find them quick to read. This book followed the classic Connoly formula but was a Micky Haller rather than a Bosch novel. The only downside for me is there drinking and driving mentioned and this isn't an old book so there is no need for it. 

It does have a few twists and turns and while it was predictable the journey to get there was enjoyable. 

BOOK TUBE | March Wrap Up - Recent Read and Mini Book Reiviews

Finally, I've saved the best for last. Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland. I adored this book, it is classic chick lit but it's beautifully written. I loved the way it was set out, it covers three time period and each chapter cuts between the three building the story and revealing more about the main character. For once names, people didn't annoy me and I want more.

It would also make a pretty decent ITV TV adaptation, a nice bit of Sunday night TV.

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