Pretend I’m Dead by Jen Beagin

Title: Pretend I’m Dead Author: Jen Beagin Genres: Contemporary Fiction Target Audience: Adults Pages: 231 Publication date: 05/07/18 (UK) My rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2/5) Synopsis Jen Beagin’s funny, moving, fearless debut novel introduces an unforgettable character, Mona—almost 24, cleaning houses to get by, emotionally adrift. Handing out clean needles to drug addicts, she falls for a recipient who proceeds…

Release by Patrick Ness

Title: Release Author: Patrick Ness Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, LGBT Fiction Target Audience: Young adults Pages: 287 Publication date: 04/05/17 (UK) My rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis Inspired by Mrs Dalloway and Judy Blume’s Forever, Release is one day in the life of Adam Thorn, 17. It’s a big day. Things go wrong. It’s intense, and all the while, weirdness approaches……

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Title: The Sun Is Also a Star Author: Nicola Yoon Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Pages: 348 My rating: ★★★★★ Don’t you love when you give a book a try, even when your expectations are low, and end up loving it? I certainly do and that’s what happened to me this time.     Synopsis…

Books I Should Have Read Last Year But Didn’t

Last year, I managed to read 47 books, which is a great accomplishment for a slow reader like me. What can I say, I’m not the kind of person who can read 5 books in two days (if that’s even possible…) My initial goal for 2017 was 45 and this year I’m still aiming for…

The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr

Title: The Truth and Lies of Ella Black Author: Emily Barr Genres: Young-Adult Contemporary Fiction Pages: 288 Publishing date: 11/01/18 My rating: ★☆☆☆☆     The Truth and Lies of Ella Black caught my attention from the very moment I read the words written in bold on the first page: 40 days until she dies. Who wouldn’t…

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Honestly, I would never have picked this book from my endless to-be-read list if it wasn’t for the tv show. I still think about it every day so it only made sense to get myself the book and find out more about the characters to whom I attached myself so fiercely. Synopsis Big Little Lies…

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

This is the third time I’ve tried to write a review for this book. It’s a hard thing to do when you can’t believe it’s already over. You tend to go into denial if you hate endings like I do. Synopsis Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who…