Week 2 (need to think of some better names soon!)

20th September 2019

So this week has been a good reading week as I managed to get my hands on a copy of The Silent Patient for £2 from a charity shop and I got Seven Husbands for 99p on Kindle. Yes I had loads of other books already that I should have been reading but I just couldn’t resist!

The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides

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A twisted tale of a psychotherapist takes a job at a failing clinic to help a woman who has been silent since the night she was accused of killing her husband six years prior.

This a really quick and easy read that you wanted to keep on reading. I did see the end coming just before it was revealed but I think that’s because I have watched too many episodes of criminal minds

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid

This is the story of a woman who has played the world to get what she wants and now she is at the end of her life she wants to share her story, for reasons that are reviled as the book goes on.

Ready to declare that beauty, the movies and the seven husbands were not her accomplishments Evelyn takes us on an adventure of love, loss and hocking revelations…

“They are just husbands.Iam Evelyn Hugo. And anyway, I think once people know the truth, they will be much more interested in my wife.”

I find Taylor’s writing style completely capturing, I get so drawn in and am 100% invested in finding out what happens. I love the imagery and the way the story lines made you think about how difficult those times must have been and how the world has changed so much in such a short period of time.

I read another of Taylor’s novels earlier in the year…

Daisy Jones & The Six

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Set in the mid sixties – late seventies, Daisy Jones & The Six transports readers to the most iconic age of rock n’ roll. It is about a fictional rock band – their rise through the ranks of the LA music scene – eventually becoming one of the most legendary bands in the world.

I just absolutely loved this book, left me wishing the band was real so I could listen to the songs after I had finished! I was expecting a much bigger twist at the end but it written so well that I wasn’t disappointed when there wasn’t.

I heard it is being made into a Netflix series and I so hope that’s true

Check out the article on Hello Sunshine about how Fleetwood Mac inspired TJR

I have now put several more of Taylor’s books on my too read pile…