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Hi everyone,

 

I thought a blog would be a great way to exchange book recommendations as I love reading and writing reviews. I've also started putting pen to paper, and have recently completed a creative writing course. Maybe you'll be reading one of my books down the line!?

 

If you want to share about what you're reading, or anything at all for that matter, let loose and go for it!

Reading progress update: I've listened 538 out of 718 minutes.

My Not So Perfect Life - Sophie Kinsella

I picked this audiobook because I needed something easy and light as I have a lot of brain fog at the minute. Plus, I wanted to try another Kinsella as I loved her YA novel Finding Audrey. This is no Finding Audrey, but it's alright. I much preferred the first half of the novel that was set in London. The second half is set on a farm in the countryside and it doesn't have the same urgency. It's still entertaining enough, I guess. I doubt I'll read another Kinsella, though.

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One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us Is Lying - Karen  M. McManus

I finally managed to finish this! I enjoyed it, but it wasn't amasing. It was about a bunch of teenagers who are in detention together and one doesn't make it out alive. Sounds like a play on The Breakfast Club and it is, with a thriller twist added.

 

The characterisation was good, but not outstanding. The plot itself was interesting and kept me reading, but it felt as if it meandered a lot of the time, going around and around in circles. A lot of the novel was basically the kids from detention discussing who the murderer could be.

 

What bumped it up to three stars was finding out who the instigator of the murder was, something I didn't expect at all.

 

An easy read that was okay, but nothing that breaks the mold. The synopsis sounds a lot better than the actual execution.

Reading progress update: I've read 92%.

One of Us Is Lying - Karen  M. McManus

Finally, finally I'm getting to finish this off! I had to wait weeks to get back to it because everytime I read it I was getting headaches. The suspense was hell! I finally know who was behind the murder anyway, which was a complete surprise. I'm too tired to read anymore today, but I'll finish up tomorrow. I wonder if there'll be another twist!?

 

 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 65%.

One of Us Is Lying - Karen  M. McManus

When I heard that this was basically The Breakfast Club with a criminal twist I couldn't wait to read it. It's the story of five high school kids that go into detention together and only four come out alive. It's intriging and holding my attention well, although it's not quite as addictive as I'd hoped.

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Reading progress update: I've read 83%.

Edward Unspooled - Craig Lancaster

This has been a great book to read while taking it easy. It's light and really funny. It's the third book in the Edward series, of which I've loved every edition. This has been the most satisfying, though, because Edward has grown so much. Edward has Aspergers and in this book his wife is expecting their first child. Edward is so fun and sweet that I recommend anyone to give this series a try.

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Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

Confess: A Novel - Colleen Hoover

I love Colleen Hoover but she's not an author that you should read a lot of in a short space of time. Fun, but essentially much of the same.

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Currently reading

The Nix by Nathan Hill
Progress: 15%
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
Progress: 538/718minutes
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green