What I’ve Been Reading: July 2018

Hey guys,

With this round of books I’ve read, I’ve made sure to include the ones I didn’t love as well just in case you were thinking of reading them…

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The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

I never read Big Little Lies, because I watched the series and loved it so why waste my time? I know people would completely disagree and then read the book but personally I couldn’t be bothered. So instead I read, What Alice Forgot, also written by the same author. I really enjoyed that book which was unexpected so I thought lets try another one. So I decided to read The Husband’s Secret. It’s a bit slow to get into but then sets the scene quite quickly. Then you find out the husband’s secret really early on, and its pretty obvious so that was disappointing. And to finish off it has a predictable ending but with some twists along the way. Overall it was an easy read but not my fave.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Now this book was recommended by The Life of Laura and I think another blogger. To be honest I didn’t expect much and it seemed like an odd story line relating to an old man. I know, it totally doesn’t sound appealing. The story revolves around Ove, an older man set very much in his ways. As the story continues you end up falling more and more in love with Ove. Its really difficult to explain the story line but its such a beautiful story and well written that I highly recommend you check it out.

An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire

A very different book, recommended by my brother in law. The story revolves around a murder in a small town. You think the story is going to be about finding out who the killer is, buts its touches on social stereotypes in a subtle way that gets you thinking. To be honest while I enjoyed reading this book, I was disappointed by the ending. Still a good book, very different to what I normally read, so if you want something new and out of your comfort zone check this out.

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Another unique, out of my comfort zone book. It talks about young ISIS fighters from foreign countries such as England going over the Syria to fight and the struggles of the families left behind. What I love about this book is it really makes you think about the culture that we like it. This is honestly the best book I’ve read this year.

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2 thoughts on “What I’ve Been Reading: July 2018

  1. Oh yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed A Man Called Ove! It’s such a weird story haha but so beautiful at the same time! I find that’s the case with lots of Backman’s books, but I’m obsessed with his writing! I love Moriarty’s writing, but haven’t read The Husband’s Secret yet, but it’s on my shelf! Will have to read it next xx

    Laura || http://www.thelifeoflaura.com.au

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