I thought I would do something a bit different this year and share some of my favourite books, movies and tv shows so you have a list of recommendations ahead of the holiday season. For books, I’ll do a recap of my favourite books I’ve read this year.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
I finally understand the hype around this book, its fantastic! The story is intriguing, Celeste keeps you engaged the whole way through and its not predictable. The story revolves around a nomad mother and daughter who relocate to and Pleasantville sort of town. Everything is perfect and everything is done a particular way. When they come into tour secrets are uncovered and everything is not as perfect as it seems. I highly recommend this! Can’t wait to read her other book, Everything I Never Told You
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
After watching Big Little Lies I was dying to read something by Liane Moriarty and What Alice Forgot did not disappoint. Not as amazing as the Big Little Lies story, but better than her other books. The story revolves around Alice, a mum of 3 going through a divorce loses her memory. Overtime Alice remembers what she forgot but also re-evaluates who she was and who she wants to be. A great easy read this holiday season.
The Beach House by Jane Green
I love everything I’ve read by Jane Green- similar to Liane Moriarty but easier to read. The Beach House revolves around 4 different people that all come to live in this Beach House over the summer. Their stories end up overlapping and they become extremely close. Another great heartfelt book.
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
My favourite book I read all year! I talked about it recently on the blog so I won’t repeat, but basically its a young adult book around the Black Lives Matter campaigns. Its easy to read but very well written. If you read one book these holidays, please make it this one.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Another one I mentioned earlier in the year, but thought I should mention it as its outside my comfort zone but was very enjoyable. Its based on a grumpy old man who’s actually extremely helpful and a very important part of the community. A little bit depressing but a good heartfelt read.
The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah
Absolutely devoured this book! Based during the war time and tells the story of the wives left behind. A little bit predictable but so enjoyable. Really pulls at the heart strings and all my friends and myself got a bit teary near the end. I won’t tell you any more, but add this to your reading list.
I hope you give my recommendations a go. And please make sure to comment with your favourite books. I’m always on the hunt to add more to my reading list x
New posts every Sunday and Thursday!