Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Read & Reviewed #1

Read & Reviewed

For a while I've been doing a little series called On the Reading List, but it occurred to me I never really post my thoughts on the books once I've read them. So I've decided to start another little series called Read & Reviewed. I've mentioned it before but I've challenged myself on Goodreads to read 50 books this year, I'm up to 26 so far! 

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - 4/5

Fangirl is based around twins Cath and Wren and their experiences going off to college. Cath also happens to write Simon Snow fanfic, (like a version of Harry Potter), which is a massive part of the plot. It's a real coming of age story and explores the relationships between the twins, their parents and boys. I really loved this book and found I could relate to both Cath and Wren in different ways. The book is full of emotion but is totally realistic, no over the top plot twists. It's a really enjoyable YA novel sprinkled with humour and turmoil. 

Tape by Steven Camden - 3/5

Tape skips between the stories of Ryan speaking from 1993 and Ameliah in 2013. I can't really say much more without giving the story away. Again another YA novel which I enjoyed reading but it didn't blow me away. I found there wasn't much character development and did find it hard to sink my teeth into. I'm not massive on books that change stories each chapter. It's a light read, something to take away on holiday!

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce - 4/5

Harold Fry receives a letter from a woman named Queenie Hennessey, an old friend he hasn't heard from in twenty years. Her letter informed Harold she was in a hospice and didn't have long left. On his way to the postbox to post a reply, he finds himself walking just that bit further. Inspired by a chance encounter, he becomes convinced he must deliver his message in person to Queenie, who is 600 miles away, because as long as he keeps walking, Harold believes that Queenie will not die. I thought this book was really uplifting, beautifully descriptive and at times sad. Speckled with tales from the past, if you need to restore some faith in the human race, I'd give this a read! 

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  1. I really love the sound of Fangirl .. It may have to be my next read :)
    Summer / summersbeautyonabudget.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I've read Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell and really loved it, will have to try Fangirl x

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm desperate to read Eleanor & Park! x

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