Wrap-Ups

Wrap-Up #5 [2018] – My Next 5 Books!

Hello guys! Here is my wrap-up for the next 5 books I have read. I may have needed to go back and read my thoughts on the book because I had read them about 1-2 months ago and they were not so fresh in my mind, but alas, it’s here! And some of these were truly great books.

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Author: Tracey Lindberg

Rating: 2/5

Format: Audiobook

Goodreads

I reckon listening to the audiobook for this was a mistake. Right from the beginning I could not grasp what the story was about. By reading to the end I understood the subject matter and I sympathised with the horrible experiences that were endured by the main character, so difficult that they go to extremes to come to terms with the horrible memories. However, the way the novel is structured makes it one of the most difficult reads I have come across in a longtime. There was a lot of jumping to and from different time periods which wasn’t really well explained or executed.

 

 

 

28116966The Princess Diarist

Author: Carrie Fisher

Rating: 3/5

Format: Kindle

Goodreads

As a Star Wars fan, a biography-type of one of the prominent characters would of course hold high expectations. When I was reading this, it felt like I had Carrie Fisher’s voice in my head, which felt really bittersweet since her death. I did enjoy this, and I did learn things about Carrie’s past and what her thoughts/reasonings were behind some key moments in her life. I can say that I really enjoyed it, but that’s all, it won’t really stick with me as much as I would have hoped.

 

 

 

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Author: C. B. Lee

Rating: 3.5/5

Format: Kindle

Goodreads

This was a very fun book and a fantasy concept that I haven’t really come across before! Overall the plot was good, even though I found the ‘twist’ obvious, I still enjoyed the journey. The characters were so lovely and likeable and real. I did feel I wanted a bit more development in the main character and the plot surrounding her. It did feel like just a tip of an iceberg, and I needed more from it. I really did enjoy this book, but I doubt i’ll continue the series.

 

 

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Author: Liane Moriarty

Rating: 4/5

Format: Paperback

Goodreads

I had avoided reading this because of the hype and buzz around the TV series, and also that I found the plot to not grip me enough. But something pushed me to pick it up and see what it was really like, as I also heard great things about the book. I loved the characters, especially Madeleine! They were all so well-rounded and flawed. Even though I guessed the big secret I still found it very enjoyable watching everything unravel piece by piece. It was a very suspenseful read, but also very entertaining. This is a book that was meant to be devoured quickly! Who’s have thought that schoolyard drama could be so entertaining!

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: Kristin Hannah

Rating: 4.5/5

Format: Paperback

Goodreads

This book was written beautifully, Hannah is such a talent. It’s a beautiful story about sister relationships and perseverance. Both sisters were parallel opposites, but were both so strong in different ways. Set in Nazi-occupied France, which is one of my favourite time periods to read from. This novel was done so well, it felt like I was reading about people I knew. Tears were shed, had both horror and joy on my face, it was truly a beautiful book. The only reason I’m not giving it 5 stars is that it took a while to get engrossed into the story.

 

And those are the 5 books I have read recently (recently being used loosely) What books have you guys been enjoying recently? Any new favourite you want to gush about? Any of these you have read and felt similar/differently to me? I’d love to know!

 

THANKS FOR READING!

Abbie xxxx

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