Book Reviews August 2020

The one thing I miss about being on furlough is my reading in the garden time. I’ve not had much chance to read and the weather hasn’t been too great. I’m so glad to be back at work, back in a routine and back learning new things with brilliant colleagues.

I really looked forward to some quiet reading time when I went camping, unfortunately the trip was cut short due to the storm. The torrential rain and gail force winds were no fun in a tent, so when it ripped we made the decision to come home.

It’s been a strange kind of month and i’m looking forward to feeling more settled, as many of other people are hoping for to.

I wont be doing as many posts during September as i’m taking time off work and a break from social media and blogging. You may see the odd post here and there. I’ll be back in October, after I’ve taken another camping trip, which will hopefully last longer than the last one, in a glamping pod.

It looks like the weather for September is going to be mild, so make sure you go and enjoy it before the winter comes.

Back in August I did a TBR pile blog. These are the books I read in August:

Lindsey Kelk- In Case You Missed It


When Ros comes home after three years away, she’s ready to pick up with life exactly where she left it. But her friends have moved on, her parents have rekindled their romance, and her bedroom is now a garden shed. All of a sudden, she’s swept up in nostalgia for the way things were. Then her phone begins to ping, with messages from her old life. Including one number she thought she’d erased for good – the man who broke her heart. Is this her second chance at one big love? Sometimes we all want to see what we’ve been missing…

My Review:

As with Lindsey’s other books, read here, I loved this book. Getting to know the characters was interesting. I didn’t want to put this book down and wanted to know what happened. The story line was brilliant with some twists and turns along the way. If you fancy a summer chick lit, this is for you. Hope Lindsey writes another book as i’ve loved all her books.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Adele Parks- Playing Away


Connie Green’s life should be perfect. She’s married to gentle, loving Luke, has a good job and really fabulous friends. She thinks she can’t be happier. But she’s just met John Harding. Spectacularly unsuitable and overwhelmingly sexy, he’s about to destroy her peace of mind and her happily ever after, yet she just can’t seem to resist. And to have any chance of clearing her head, Connie needs to get out of John’s bed…

My Review

This book started off very intriguing, Adele writes in such a thought provoking way that you wonder how the story is going to unfold. A great sexy beginning which continues through the book. I loved the storyline and how it plays out, I didn’t expect the ending. I didn’t want to put the book down and read it over two days.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Midnight Library- Matt Haig


Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?

My Review

I really enjoyed this book, it made you think about the choices you have made in life and if you made any different choices, where would you be now. It’s very thought-provoking, Matt writes in such a way that you feel exactly how the characters are feeling at that point. Some of the scenarios were quite close to home and they just made me think about what would it be like if I had different outcomes in my life to the ones I have. I had some laughs and cries with this book but it was a definite life changing moment for me.

Here is my favourite quote from the book:

“In one life, I might be married and another I might be working in a shop. I might have said yes to this cute guy who asked me out for a coffee. In another I might be researching glaciers in the Arctic Circle and another I might be an Olympic swimming champion. Who knows? Every second of every day we are entering a new universe. And we spend so much time wishing our lives were different, comparing ourselves to other people and to other versions of ourselves, when really most lives contain degrees of good and degrees of bad.”

Matt Haig, The Midnight Library

I’m currently reading The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary, I shall do a review in next months post.

Thanks for reading and stay safe.

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