I love reading, it’s one of my favourite ways to relax and unwind.
I find it helps me to de -stress, helps me to sleep and yeah I just love snuggling up with a good book under a blanket on a rainy afternoon or evening.
I know you guys also like reading, so today I thought I’d share some books that I’ve read recently that I’ve really enjoyed.
As soon as this popped up in my recommendations on the Kindle store, I knew I had to download it. This is by Victoria Walters, (who also wrote Summer At The Kindness Cafe which is another book I’d recommend) but Coming Home At Glendale Hall is set at Christmas ( my fave) and it is a lovely cosy read.
It centres around Beth and her daughter Izzy, who have returned to Glendale Hall (where Beth grew up) for Christmas after a 10 year absence. The plot kinda gave me Gilmore Girls vibes (think rich family with daughter who doesn’t fit in and gets pregnant at 16) and also Love Rosie vibes (teen pregnancy and potential love interest goes off to America to become a doctor.) These two are two of my favourite things to watch so I was invested pretty much straight away.
Although it could be classed as a chick-lit/fluffy kind of read, I really enjoyed it as there was a good story behind it which also centered around the town of Glendale and encapsulated all the cosiness of Christmas.
I really enjoyed reading this, I couldn’t wait to see what happened and all I wanted was to visit Glendale Hall! A perfect cosy autumn read!
I think I’ve spoke about this in another post, but this mystery thriller book is a bit out of the usual for me, as usually I’m a chick lit all the way kinda girl. However the sample of this had me hooked, it centres around Libby and Sean who go on a date night however return to their babysitter missing and a whole ‘where has she gone?’ storyline develops.
With many twists and turns I couldn’t put this down!
If you love a bit of chick lit then this is for you. I think it’s currently free from the Kindle store, and this book is set in New York City and bases around Angela who runs away to the big apple after her life gets turned upside down.
Don’t get me wrong, this is very unrealistic, so many things happen that made me think ‘that wouldn’t happen’ BUT that’s the beauty of these books. They’re pure escapism, and I think we all like to think that if we ever ran away to NYC, it would be like stepping into Carrie Bradshaw’s shoes. A very easy but enjoyable read.
Another Christmassy themed book, but this one features around Laurie who one night, sees the love of her life at a bus stop, they share a moment and she’s determined to find that man again. However, after not much luck, a year later, her best friend introduces Laurie to her new boyfriend, and yep you guessed it – is the man from the bus stop.
It then follows their lives over the next few years and it twists and you’re like ‘omg will they ever get together?’ but it’s a lovely read and I couldn’t wait to see what happened.
Okay so I can’t do a proper review on this yet, as I’ve only read the sample, but tonight I am going to start reading this which I’m so excited about! The sample had me hooked and this was recommended to me, so I had to check it out.
The story is about Nadia who like a lot of commuters gets the 7:30 train every morning – well except for when she oversleeps or stays at her friend’s Emma’s house. Daniel however, really does get the 7:30 train every morning. One day, Nadia spots this in the daily paper : To the cute girl with the coffee stains on her dress. I’m the guy who’s always standing near the doors… Drink sometime? Then begins a not-quite-romance of near-misses, true love, and the power of the written word.
I’ll let you know how I get on!
I also talk about a few other books that I’ve recently enjoyed in a recent video which you can watch below if you fancy.
Have you read any good books lately?