One of my resolutions for this year is to read more books. To help me push on with this and stick to it, I am going to write a monthly book club post, so here is Januarys!
So far, so good. I have managed to read not one, but TWO books this month, (I have lost out on sleep though), but it was worth it.
First up on my 2018 reading list was ‘Some Kind of Wonderful’ by Giovanna Fletcher
I have enjoyed some of her romantic fiction whilst on holiday, so I was more than happy to give her new release a read. ‘Some Kind of Wonderful’ isn’t a romance as such, it is more about learning to be on your own, to love your life and yourself.
Lizzy is our main girl in this story, she is desperate for that ring on her finger and sadly it becomes all too clear that isn’t the way her story is going to go, but in my opinion it is better! This book shows all kind of relationships and how they form who we are and what direction our life takes; friendships, family relationships, co-worker relationships, just to name a few. Lizzy’s story feels honest and in many parts extremely relatable and funny. Giovanna is much more daring with her writing in this book than her other books, which sets it apart in a great way.
Pack it in your suitcase or use it to brighten up your February.
I am going to give it 4 out of 5.
Second up we have ‘The Cows’ by Dawn O’Porter. I LOVE Dawn O’Porter, I have loved her since watching her documentaries on BBC3 and now after reading her books I love her even more.
‘The Cows’, what can I say, it took me from laughing out loud to feeling physically sick from most unimaginable cringeworthy situations the characters find themselves in.
This book explores many types of women and how their actions are viewed by others.
I like a book with a few twists and turns and it certainly has that. I was just about to put it down at 1am one night, knowing my ticking time bomb of a toddler could get up at anytime, but then BAM a twist had me gripped and I couldn’t even be mad at myself the next day as it was well worth it.
It has some really interesting themes, and its brilliantly thought provoking.
Stick with it, you won’t regret it.
I am going to give it a 5 out of 5. For plenty more laughs follow Dawn on social media.
If you have any suggestions for my next reads comment them below. Here’s hoping I can fit two more in during Feb.