What I’ve Been Reading Recently…

I haven’t done one of these posts in a long old while as I haven’t finished a book in about a month… I had a lot going on before lockdown which didn’t allow me to read and then being in lockdown and everything going on in the world hasn’t really inspired me to get my head down and read.

However, I do love curling up with a good book. I love getting lost in a story and it also helps my mental health too. It’s definitely something I do to relax and escape to for a bit of “me” time. I also find it makes me better at expressing myself too in a weird way, reading helps you get more inspired to write and for me, that’s blogging.

There’s been a few books that I’ve had on my “to read” pile for a while. I’ve finally finished a book after a whole month of reading it (or not reading it as the case may be) so I thought I’d give a lowdown on my next books as well.

The Image of You

This is the book which I have just finished… I didn’t “love” it but it actually was a good read. The start is very gripping but then the middle gets a tiny bit slow… then everything happens at the end of the book. There are about two twists that you don’t see coming. It’s very unique and is told through three people’s perspectives.

The Image of You follows the story of two twins. Born in Americ, one travels and meets a guy in England who she ends up being engaged too… Their relationship is complicated but the other twin is overprotective and will stop at nothing to make sure her twin is marrying the right guy. There is chaos and a lot of secrets and you basically end up hating every character. I also thought it could have done without the very very last chapter.

The Flatshare

Doesn’t it seem the whole world (or just all of Instagram apparently) is reading this at the moment? I was very kindly sent this from Natalie who was holding a bit of a giveaway on her book account. She loved it and although I’m only about 50 pages in so far, it’s shaping up to be a good read.

It follows the story of two people (Tiffy and Leon) who share a flat, including a bed, but have never met. It seems that he needs the money for his brother whos in prison and she needed to get out of her ex’s apartment. It’s complicated and to be honest, I’m a tiny bit more interested in Leon’s story then Tiffy’s at the moment.

I’m also not too much of a fan of how the author has written about Tiffy, I appreciate she was trying to capture a certain kind of character but it’s a tiny bit stereotypical and it shows. There doesn’t seem to be too much depth to this character either and she (Tiffy) just comes across as naive and annoying… I’d love to know your thoughts?

A couple of other books that I’ve got on my reading pile are “US” by David Nicholls which focuses on a husband and wife whose marriage appears to be over… the husband decides to organise a “dream” holiday to win her back. I’ve also got The Things We Left Unsaid by Emma Kennedy. Which is about a woman moving back into her childhood home to live with her mother when her wedding gets canceled. Their relationship is strained and there are secrets which get revealed…

There’s a lot of books that have actually been reduced to 99p on Amazon for the Kindle version recently so I’ll definitely be looking on there for my next read.

What have you been reading recently?