Hello and welcome back to another round of weekend reads! We are at the end of February already so I thought it was time to put up another post. I haven’t read too much this month to be honest, but I did manage to fit in a couple of new books.
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty. This was a book that I initially could not put down. I read it in two days just because I had to find out what happened at the end. While it was an entertaining read, I didn’t love the story; it didn’t have the final HURRAH that I was expecting (sorry, I couldn’t think of any other word!).
To quickly sum up the storyline, a group of friends gather for a BBQ and something happens that affects all of them. The story is told from several perspectives and there is a lot of going back and forth until you start to get a grasp on the storyline and the characters. The author builds a lot of anticipation in the first half of the book, and while it was drawn out in parts, it really drew me in. I liked all of the characters in this novel; they were flawed yet likeable and their lives all intersected well with one another, even though they were all so different. There is a bit of a bombshell at the end which tied the whole story in really well. While overall the book was good and the storyline interesting, I didn’t love it.
Love Tanya by Tanya Burr. This is a book by Tanya Burr, YouTube star and owner of the Tanya Burr cosmetics range. I received this as a gift last year and hadn’t read it properly, so I took some time to read it from start to finish. It details Tanya’s life from a child to current, and discusses everything from love, beauty, fame and her favourite baking recipes (and lots more). It’s a light, enjoyable read, and while it may be suited more towards teens and younger girls, I still found it entertaining. Tanya is a super sweet girl who comes across as honest, humble and relatable, so I can imagine her book appealing to a lot of her younger fans.
I Heart Paris by Lindsey Kelk. This is the third instalment of the I Heart series by Lindsey Kelk. I’ve just started reading it, and it’s written with the similar light hearted, witty style of the other books in the series. In this novel, Angela travels to Paris with her rock star boyfriend and of course, things start to go wrong for her almost immediately. I’m really liking the series so far, and while it’s not a deep read, it’s highly entertaining and the perfect read for summer.
That sums up this edition of weekend reads! Let me know what you’ve been reading in the comments below; I’m always on the lookout for new books!
Thanks for reading!