Recently Read #11

Recently Read #11

I feel like I've read quite a lot recently but I'm still lagging behind on my Goodreads challenge - i still need to read another 9 books - so i better get a move on, but in the meantime here are the books I've been reading recently.

Recently Read #11

After You by Jojo Moyes
After reading and loving Me Before You, i couldn't wait to get my hands on the sequel and see how the story continues. To be honest, I think Jojo Moyes should have left Me Before You as a standalone; whilst it's a decent book to read, i don't the story is strong enough or worthwhile to continue it. I think this would have worked better if she had sold it as a separate standalone book and just changed the characters names.
Rating: 3/5

Always With Love by Giovanna Fletcher
This is the sequel to Giovanna's debut novel Billy and Me, i really like Giovanna's writing style and I've enjoyed all her books she's released so far but i kind of feel like there wasn't really any purpose to this book. Nothing really happened in it. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice easy read but i just felt like nothing happened, i don't really understand how it can be justified as a sequel.
Rating: 3/5

Recently Read #11

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
I've read and loved the first two books in this trilogy. They're quite young but i loved them, they're so cute and cheesy and so easy to read.This was similar in that it was cute and easy to read but i didn't enjoy this as much as the others, i can't really put my finger on why - i don't know, it was just a bit far fetched. Still a great book and easy to read but definitely my least favourite in the series.

Girl Online: On Tour by Zoe Sugg
After reading the first book, i enjoyed the storyline but not so much Zoe's writing style (i found it very childish) so i decided to read the second book out of curiosity, i wanted to see how the story continued and i was also curious to see how different it read, seeing as Zoe wrote more of this herself than the first one and to be honest, i wish i hadn't bothered. I normally love books like this, easy to read and cheesy but this was bad. The story was ridiculous and not to mention predictable and i definitely will not be bothered to read the third instalment.
Rating: 2/5

Recently Read #11

On the Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher
I've always like Carrie and after reading a few reviews about people enjoying this book, i deciding to pick up a copy and read it for myself. The format of this book is quite different to the usual style, it's almost split into sections and each section follows the same pattern - i was quite impressed that even though it is ultimately a love story, the storyline is so different to many romance style books I've read. It's a great story and i do really like Carrie's writing style but i have to say i wasn't expecting the 'supernatural' elements to the story and i just felt like they didn't fit in with the story. Especially the one about 'Little One' - it's just so unrealistic. That being said, it is a good story and I'm intrigued to read Carrie's future releases.

I got through a total of 5 books this month and whilst they are books I've been wanting to read, i feel like they were all a bit of a let down and none of them really wowed me. Feel free to follow me on Goodreads if you'd like to follow my progress.

What have you been reading recently?
Natalie xx

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