Recently Read #10

Recently Read #10

I've not read a massive amount since my last Recently Read post and im falling behind on my Goodreads challenge! I'm challenging myself to read more this month to give me a bit of a boost and hopefully get back on track but who knows how that will turn out. Here's my thoughts on the books i have read recently.

Recently Read #10

The Look by Sophia Bennett
This book is about two sisters called Ted and Ava, Ted gets scouted to be a model and Ava is diagnosed with cancer. Ava wants Ted to give modelling a try even though she has no interest in it and it's basically about how far Ted is willing to go to please her sister and the sacrifices shes going to make. It's an okay read but to be honest, i wouldn't waste my time on it - it's not the worst book in the world and it was easy to read but it's just a bit blah.
Rating: 2.5/5

Yours Truly by Kirsty Greenwood
This is quite a funny chick lit book, I don't think this will be up everyone's street but i found it really easy to read and it was an enjoyable story. Natalie is an easy going girl and will do anything for a quiet life until one night when she's accidentally hypnotised and can't lie, all the home truths that she's swept under the rug for the sake of a quiet life come bubbling out and she has to find the hypnotist before her wedding is cancelled. It is a very far fetched story, but it's quite funny and it was a nice easy book to get lost in.
Rating: 3.5/5

Recently Read #10

Storm in a C Cup by Caroline Flack
I like Caroline Flack, im not a massive fan but i do like her so it was really interesting to read her book and get an insight into her life. I found it really interesting to learn about some things you wouldn't have ever thought had happened. It was an easy read but i did find sometimes she'd refer to different flashbacks at different points in her life and so it wasn't a straight forward timeline of her life but it's definitely worth checking out if you like her.
Rating: 3/5

Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti
Don't even bother with this one. It's okay but it's almost like two completely seperate stories that have just been mushed together. Ruby is the quiet girl, shes meets a bad boy and things go bad so her mum drags her along to her weekly book group and they end up on a road trip/mission to fix the subject of the tragic love story they are reading. It's just so random and a bit predictable - i thought it'd be a quick and easy read, which it was but it just wasn't worth it.
Rating: 2/5

Recently Read #10

The Paper Magician by Charles N. Holmberg
My lovely penpal sent me this book, i'd never heard of it before and it's a part of a trilogy. I wasn't sure what to expect but i thoroughly enjoyed this and i found it actually quite easy to read. Ceony is assigned as an apprentice to Magician Emery Thane- a paper magician, despite dreaming of being a smelter. Under his teaching, she discovers all the wonders of paper magic and also discovers the dark side of magic after an excisioner invades and steals Thane's heart, and it's up to Ceony to save the day. It sounds really weird, i know - i was a bit unsure about it when i read the back but i actually found it really enjoyable.
Rating: 4/5

What have you read recently?
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Natalie xx


  1. Really lovely post! It was interesting to hear your thoughts on these books. I’ve actually read The Look by Sophia Bennett and enjoyed it. As you weren’t so keen on it you may prefer You Don't Know Me by the same author. I love the sound of Yours Truly also, and I read Caroline’s book earlier in the year, as I’m a sucker for an autobiography. I liked that you gave your honest impression on all the books, I just added you on Goodreads. Happy reading! :-) xx

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    1. Yours Truly was a really good read :) Ahh, lovely thanks for adding me! I shall have to look into You Don't Know Me :)
      Natalie xx


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