27 August 2016

Recently Read #3

There's nothing better than curling up in bed with a new book, especially on a summer morning when the sun is streaming through the window with a steaming cup of coffee. So relaxing.

I was sent some flavours by Beanies coffee to try. They have such a variety of flavours on their site so there will surely be one you like! My tip would be to use slightly more than you would for a usual coffee as I found they are quite weak. I also had to add some sugar to sweeten them, but I definitely have a sweet tooth and would put 2 sugars in a normal coffee. So that may be just me.

Now, back to the books, it had been years since I'd bought a hardback book and then suddenly three came along at once. There's something about hardback books that I really love, I know they are a bit heavier and bigger to carry around but I just really enjoy reading them. I also love how they look on my book shelf!

LOVED this. This book is so beautifully written. It explores how and why Evie Boyd is drawn into a cult in 60s America. I particularly love how it focuses on the girls and their thoughts, rather than the leader of the cult who they are drawn to. As soon as I finished reading this I knew it would become the novel of the summer and I've since seen it almost daily on the tube! This is one of my favourite books I've read in a long time. I'll leave you with one of my favourite quotes.

“I should have known that when men warn you to be careful, often they are warning you of the dark movie playing across their own brains.”

This book was really enjoyable, it's just unfortunate the it followed The Girls as for me, it couldn't really compare. The story follows four friends from university, Eva, Benedict, Sylvie and Lucien, from their graduation throughout their lives. It explores friendship, work and relationships and all the ups and downs that go along with this. The characters were really beautifully written. Invincible Summer was definitely an enjoyable read and I would recommend.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany

I am a true Harry Potter fan girl, I am obsessed. So it was obvious that I was going to buy this as soon as it came out. I read it in one evening which is a record for me even as a fast reader! I was concerned I would find this difficult to read as it is a screen play but after a couple of pages it was really easy to read. I won't give any spoilers as I would have been so annoyed if I'd read any before I'd finished. But it lives up to everything I wanted, there are new characters alongside old favourites that we know and love. If you love Harry Potter I would really recommend this screenplay. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that I will get tickets to see it on stage!

I hope you'll find a new book to read :)



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