I am out of a reading slump!!!!!!!!
Finally I am out of a two month reading slump and I am reading again! The last two weeks of June I picked up a book and I have read some of my favourite books of the year so far – maybe of all time. I have also got a couple of books off of my TBR that I have been saying for the longest time that I am going to get to and never did – until now!
Love and War by Melissa de la Cruz
I am not quite sure why this was the book that I picked up after a two month reading slump, but hey ho! I have been meaning to get to this book ever since I finished the first book in the series. I didn’t enjoy book 2 as much as book 1 but it was still a nice story – hopefully soon I will get to book 3 so that I can get this full book series off of my TBR!
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I have been wanting to read a Taylor Jenkins Reid novel and I decided to pick up Malibu Rising first! I have seen a lot of hype around this novel and after reading it I understand why. I am not sure what I was expecting when I went into the novel, but it wasn’t this! It was such a heartbreaking story. There were a lot of character perspectives but it never got confusing and each character was fully fleshed out. It was one of those books that is written like a film and it was amazing. I can’t wait to get to her other novels – I have Daisy Jones & the Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo on my shelf currently so let me know which one I should get to next!
The Switch by Beth O’Leary
After reading The Flatshare I have been wanting to read more of Beth O’Leary’s work. Throughout the year, The Switch has been on every single one of my TBRs and I finally got to it! I really enjoyed it. I loved that the two perspectives were so different yet still had similar undertones. The story followed a grandmother and granddaughter who swapped lives after both being unsatisfied in their current living situations. It was a funny and lovely but also had its deeper moments. That’s what I love about Beth O’Leary’s work. It can be light hearted and wonderful while also dealing with harder topics.
The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary
I think this book is one of my favourites of all time. I devoured this book. I mean devoured. I finished The Switch that morning and then a couple of hours later started The Road Trip and I sat in bed, curled up in my duvet with a hot water bottle and an endless supply of tea and just read and read and read. It had been so long since I read a book in one sitting, so that was a plus in itself. But then the story and the characters – I left the book still thinking about the characters and they have still stayed with me a week after putting the book down. I can’t seem to shake them. This book also has me daydreaming about going on a road trip and spending a summer in France. The book that I started reading after this book is set in Scotland and The Road Trip finishes in Scotland and it has actually inspired me to go and visit Scotland, so me and my sisters are going next month!
The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent
The Summer Job was a really light hearted read. It is set in Scotland and really solidified mine and my sister’s plans to visit! I had never read any of Lizzy Dent’s work before and I really enjoyed her writing style. There was a lot more humour in the novel than I was expecting which was a lovely surprise. It was such a perfect summer read and I recommend picking it up if that is what you’re after!
I am really happy with the books that I read in June! I think it is a strong selection to bring me out of a reading slump and I can’t wait to get some more books off of my TBR in July!