Hi everyone and welcome to or welcome back to my blog. It’s been a good month or two since my last What I’ve Been Reading and I’ve honestly missed not writing one! You all know im a massive bookworm and have really gotten in to reading again this year so I’m loving my mini reviews.
The books these months have all been novels and I’ve loved getting lost in novels. However, they have all been a bit different this month – from science fiction to classic English farm life. Saying that, I’ve genuinely enjoyed them all and I’ll get on to the reviews.
Cold Comfort Farm By Stella Gibbons
This is a classic English novel sat in the late 1940s in a little rural farm in Sussex. Flora, the main character in this novel is left behind after her parents passed away and ends up in a farm in Sussex. Writing this i’ve just remembered how much I loved this book… Anyway, Flora goes round almost ‘fixing’ her family members lives in Sussex and it’s so interesting. It’s like you know the family like Flora and you’re just learning information as she does too and it just never got boring. It really is a classic English novel and i’d rate it 5 stars out of 5!
Blood Sisters By Jane Corry
This was a real holiday read. I’m going to start by saying that it’s one of those books you have to keep reading often to keep the momentum up so you don’t get bored. It’s told from the two perspectives of Alison and Kitty who both live completely different lives but are connected by this fatal accident and the fact they are sisters. It is a really good story and it builds up to have a good plot. I would recommend the book if you want an easy thriller/mystery type of read. However, I would rate it at 3 out of 5 starts.
The Man In The High Castle By Philip K. Dick
This is a science fiction alternate universe type of novel set post WW2 in America. I honestly really did love the plot and this really surprised myself because I’m not really in to the sci-fi genre. Again, this is a classic novel so the language was quite a bit complicated and I feel like I should read it again to fully understand the deeper meaning because it was lost on me. Though I did love the story and found it interesting how it related to the book Grasshopper – a fictional book within the novel and thought it was a really clever plot move. The characters were all developed and I found it really interesting and exciting as it was such a weird freaky but cool concept. 5 stars out of 5.
Little Lies Everywhere By Celeste Ng
If you’ve got Amazon Prime I’m sure you will have seen this advertised. This is an amazing fictional novel set in America. It flashes back between the history of Mia Warren – a black American single mother who moves in to Shaker Heights – a traditional village town with set rules. As you can imagine, her and her daughter Pearl shake things up and disrupt the traditional life. Elena, who’s head of the Richardson family has her own questions about Pearl and Mia and without spoiling it, it all kicks off!! It is an amazing book and I would give it 4 stars out of 5.
The Drowning Child By Alex Barclay
I’m going to be completely honest and say that ive not finished this one yet but im about 3/4 of the way through. This is another thriller and mystery type of book and so far im really loving it. It’s fast paced and intertwines three murders in one plot. I would really recommend this book so far and therefore will give it 4 stars out of 5.
Thanks so much for reading this blog post! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it as much as ive enjoyed reflecting on all the books ive read over the last month. I’m going on holiday soon so looking for more books so please give me some recommendations!! Again, thanks for reading!!
See you soon,