What an Intense Week…

So this has been an intense week, I have read My Dark Vanessa and I have been FULL of a cold and under a lot of stress at work. I am so glad I have a great family and books to escape into when I get home otherwise I think I would be in serious trouble!

Have you seen my instagram competition? No? Well go check it out, I will be here waiting when you get back!

This week was out IRL book club (go check it out here) and we were discussing ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ which as you know, I had already read and LOVED and i’m so glad to report that they all loved it to, it didn’t score lower than an eight!

Our January choices were:

1. After I Do – Taylor Jenkins Reid
2. A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towels (for fans of a man called Ove)

3.The Cactus – Sarah Heywood – (for fans of Eleanor Oliphant)

And it was a straight split between 2 and 3 so the vote went out by text, to the ladies who couldn’t make it, for a fastest finger first and so the winner was The Cactus by Sarah Heywood. I am currently 40% though the audio book and am really enjoying it, I can definitely see why its been recommended for lovers of Eleanor Oliphant.

The Rosie Result (Don Tillman #3) – Graeme Simsion


This is the third instalment of the Rosie series and Don, now with a wife and child, is back to his problem solving ways.

While I loved being back in the middle of Don Tillman’s antics I didn’t love this book. That doesn’t mean that i didn’t like it, I did like it, I really enjoyed the familiarity of the characters, the fun interactions/ mishaps and the new family dynamic but I didn’t love it. It was nice to see what the characters where up to now and is a perfect Sunday chill read but you wont be left with the warm feeling that you got after finishing book 1!

One great thing about this book is the real questioning of the way society feels the need to label everything and if this actually has a positive or negative impact on an individual.

Our House – Louise Candlish


When Fiona Lawson comes home to find strangers moving into her house, she’s sure there’s been a mistake. She and her estranged husband, Bram, have a modern co-parenting arrangement: bird’s nest custody, where each parent spends a few nights a week with their two sons at the prized family home to maintain stability for their children. But the system built to protect their family ends up putting them in terrible jeopardy. In a domino effect of crimes and misdemeanors, the nest comes tumbling down.

Read from a friends recommendation, I probably would not bother recommending to anyone else but I have seen some people raving about how good it is, each to their own!

The idea was good and I did enjoy the twist at the end, it actually made me laugh (might be an indicator that i’m a little bit dark & twisty.)

Sadie – Courtney Summers


The story of a girl who goes in search of her sisters killer and the pod-caster who follows her trail when she goes missing.

Written in a clever way with the use of the podcasts alternating with Sadie’s perspective (although the layout didn’t lend its self well to a kindle and so would recommend that you get the physical copy of the book.) There is even an accompanying (free) podcast to go with the book so you can listen along! Check it out here.

I really enjoyed this book, it flowed well and was easy to read. I was a little frustrated by the end as I do love things to be wrapped up but I know there are some people who will love that!

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