Friday, 14 July 2017

MY RECENT READS + REVIEWS

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been busy reading a few books but unfortunately haven’t had time to review them due to life. So, I figured I’d make a post with a few mini reviews of some of my recent reads!

 
It Starts Like This: a collection of poetry by Shelby Leigh
Shelby Leigh uses poetry to tell the story of a girl learning to overcome and appreciate all aspects of life.  Short, sweet and beautiful poems that take you on a journey through love, loss and healing. I loved a few chapters in this, in particular the ones about love, and the poems that were longer than most. Some poems were more polished than others, but all round It Starts Like This was a simple yet beautiful book of poetry.
 

Adrift by Sarah Darlington
I did a blog tour for Adrift back in May and I loved the story of Ben and Juniper. I am hoping to read the other books in the series, however this book can be read as a standalone. I will be writing a series review once I go back and read the previous 3 books in the Kill Devil Hills series.

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
***WARNING: Mentions of self-harm and depression that may trigger readers***
Wow! Impulse was honestly one of the most confronting books I’ve ever read! Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted suicide. Ellen writes this book in verse, which was the initial reason I picked it up and her writing is excellent. In Impulse, Ellen shows how some people will make it and others won’t, some people aren’t strong enough, some people don’t want to fight anymore. Therefore, they all act on their impulse.

The Switch by Joseph Finder
The Switch is a new release from Dutton Books that tells of Michael Tanner, CEO of Tanner Roast and the incident that changed his life. When Tanner exits LAX, he accidentally picks up the wrong laptop belonging to US Senator Susan Robbins, a laptop containing top secret files that should never have been there in the first place.
Joseph Finder’s book was a little difficult to get into but once I was hooked, I couldn’t stop reading and needing to know more about Michael Tanner’s situation. Finder writes his book in such a realistic way that it’s scary as the whole plot is about government and corruption.

I highly suggest checking out each of these authors and the books I’ve mentioned above! I’ll be posting more regularly now my assignments and life is under control.


Think Lovely Thoughts xo

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