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5 Books I've Read This Year So Far

I am beyond glad that I have found reading again and fell back in love with it - especially with everything going on currently, it is such a good escape. If I'm being honest, I was one of those people who set a new years resolution and hoped it made a difference - right now, I have still stuck to it so maybe it has worked. One thing that has made some form of difference whether it is subconscious or not, is making a list of all the books I have read since the start of 2020 - it seems to be motivating because you want to add to the list. I am currently on my 7th book of the year but I thought 5 sounds better than 6 to talk through (in my head it's more aesthetically pleasing). So here we go...

Jojo Moyes Still Me

Still Me - Jojo Moyes
Didn't know whether to include this one because it is part of the trilogy but it was the first one I started and finished this year and it will forever be a favourite. Honestly this whole trilogy was one of my favourite things I have ever read - it could also have something to do with the fact that my Mum and I were reading them at the same time so we would regularly talk about it. I don't want to give anything anyway because it is part of a trilogy and if anyone decides to go and read it then I don't want to spoil it but it is the third instalment of the journey of Louisa Clarke, finding a new lease of life and finding where she genuinely belongs and feels at home. This one leaves me questioning whether bumblebee tights are something I need in my life? 


The Hunting Party - Lucy Foley
This was a bit of a different one for me, normally I read the stereotypically 'girly' easy reads and I got this one brought as a gift and I ended up surprising myself and really enjoying it. I would describe it as a mystery, thriller style of read because it does go on the hunt for a murderer but I don't think it is as intense as a full on murder novel. 

Holding Up The Universe - Jennifer Niven
I believe I brought this one due to seeing it on Instagram and I am so glad I picked it up. This one accompanied me and my Mother on a trip to Lanzarote for a few days and was finished by the time I returned to the UK. I liked how it flicked between two different characters stories, that in ways ran parallel and intertwined. It was a book that you walked away feeling good about.

The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides
Once again this was a book I wouldn't normally gravitate towards but as it was brought as a gift, I thought I would give it a whirl. There's a reoccurring theme here because I massively surprised myself again and finished it in a few days. This was a psychological  read, with twists and turns that I did not see coming but it wasn't overly heavy. It was one that I kept wanting to pick back up and see what was going to happen next.  

The Flat Share - Beth O'Leary
I also discovered this one due to Instagram. I have recently joined Beth's Book Club which is ran by the lovely Beth Sandland, it is an online book club and it was one of the main things that rekindled my love for reading. This book was genuinely one of the best things I have ever read, I have honestly recommended it to multiple people who have also finished it in a few days and said they loved it and are now recommended it to others. It was a read that also flicked between 2 characters stories and had multiple storylines embedded throughout. Honestly cannot recommend this one enough. 


Jojo Moyes Still Me

As I mentioned at the start of this post, a few more books have already been added to this list so there will be an updated post on those when my next five are finished. With all this spare time on our hands I am really using it to get through some books, just so I am not spending so much time on my phone or staring at a screen. 

What are you guys doing in your free time at the moment or are you working from home?

Stay safe x 

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  1. Still Me is on my list, just finished Me Before You but I'm waiting to get my hands on After Me before I read Still Me haha! The Flat Share is also on my list :)

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  2. I've only read the first book in that series by Jojo Moyes, Me Before You, but I'd love to check out the rest and find out how Louisa's story ends.

    I've read The Flat Share and cannot recommend that enough too. Love, love, love that book!

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    1. ahhh you need to read the rest in the trilogy, they are amazing!! x

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