Recently Read #5

Recently Read #5
I've not been reading half as much as I'd have like to these past few months as I've had a lot going on my personal life and I've just not really made time for it. Like most, i have a ever growing to-read pile that i seem to be unable to make a dent into - probably doesn't help that i keep adding more to it. I did however, get through these few books.

Recently Read #5

Here's Looking At You by Mhairi McFarlane
I picked up this book after reading and thoroughly enjoying 'You Had Me At Hello' by Mhairi McFarlane so i decided to give this one ago. Anna Alessi was constantly bullied at school for her size; 15 years later she has transformed her life, becomes conventionally beautiful and is invited to her school reunion. Losing her nerve at the reunion she slinks away unrecognised but is reunited with her high school crush and one of the people who made her school life hell when they become colleagues. I enjoyed reading this book but it's quite a predictable story so i found it a little slow to get into and it didn't draw me in quite the same as her other one did. Rating: 3/5

Pop Tart by Kira Coplin and Julianne Kaye
This is about an aspiring make up artist name Jackie, filling in for her boss last minute leads to her landing the high profile career she's always dreamed of - make up artist to America's newest sweetheart Brooke Parker. I mainly picked this up because make up artistry is a career I'm quite interested in so i thought id probably enjoy this book and reading about what it's like (even though it's fiction). It was a fairly easy read and i did enjoy it but i found Brooke's character to be quite annoying - she comes across as quite naive and self absorbed which i found quite frustrating. Rating: 3/5

Recently Read #5

Geek Girl by Holly Smale
I've heard so much about this book that when i came across this and the sequel in a charity i decided to pick it up and see what it was like. It's about a girl called Harriet -  a very bright and clever girl who nobody seems to like very much at school. So when she is spotted by a model agent, she jumps at the chance to reinvent herself. This is definitely aimed at young teen which is quite obvious in the way its written but regardless of that i actually really enjoyed this book - it was so easy to read, it only took me a few days as i found it quite difficult to put down. I thoroughly enjoyed the story of it. Rating: 4/5

Model Misfit by Holly Smale
This is the sequel to Geek Girl and it continues following Harriet on her modelling adventures but this time her summers ruined and her hearts broken. Similarly, to the last book - it was such an easy read that i actually read this in one night. It's a little bit on the young-ish side but i still thoroughly enjoyed the story and i wouldn't let that put you off it. Rating: 4/5

So that is all what I've finished reading lately. Have you read any of these book or have any recommendations for me?
Natalie xx


  1. lovely selection ! :)

  2. Thank you for the summer read recommendations! So excited to have finished uni and get back to reading proper novels :) lovely picks here!

    Elle du Jour xx


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