Hellooooooo there, I'm so happy to finally be bringing you another book club blog post, some mini reviews on the books I've read recently.
I say recently, but I actually mean back in the summer time as I've since read another 4 books which is so exciting as it means I surpassed my goal of reading 12 books in 12 months, something that seemed a little out of reach at the beginning of 2019 so I am really rather chuffed indeed. I'm hoping to bring to you a final book club post before 2019 is up so stay tuned for that.
The four books within this post I truly, truly adored and would urge you all to add to your "to-read" list asap, or alternatively your Christmas list as I couldn't have enjoyed them more. If you're on the hunt for some further reads then do check out my other book club blog posts here, here and here.
Okay okay, this book is one of the best books I have ever read. You know the kind of book you simply devour and cannot put down, well this was just that to me. Right up my street and set in the mid sixties- late seventies , Daisy Jones & The Six was simply intoxicating; written in an interview format showcasing life as part of a rock & roll band from different perspectives of each band member and those around them.
I adored each and every page, and each of the characters, particularly the relationship between Daisy, and well everyone, but especially the connection with lead singer Billy.
I just adore the way Taylor Jenkins Reid writes and I found myself truly believing (and wishing) that this band was real. PLEASE if you take anything away from this blogpost, pick up Daisy Jones & The Six, I assure you you will not regret it.
After loving Daisy Jones & The Six so much I was excited to get stuck into another of Reid's books and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo did not disappoint.
Once again another incredible book by Reid; I find she is totally incredible at bringing characters to life, in making you both love and hate the same character all at once and truly making you believe that said character is real, it's astounding.
Based around reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo who is finally ready to tell all and write a biography about her glamorous Hollywood life, including her seven husbands. She picks an unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant to write the biography which is an odd move for someone so rich, so famous and with a story so exclusive.
Another fantastic read that I would truly recommend.
It's no secret that I truly adore Freddie Mercury. He's one of my heroes and I truly love learning more and more about him as often as I can and this book gave me all the Mercury knowledge. Written by the love of his life Jim Hutton it's a fascinating insight into the world of Freddie Mercury, his relationship with Jim and with his friends, particularly Mary Austin and his life as a solo artist just after Queen.
It's a teeny tiny book and I completely devoured it and loved every single page. It made me laugh, it made me cry and it made me fall in love with Freddie even more.
I heard a lot of hype around this debut novel by the incredible Ruth Jones and I have to say I was super excited to give it a go. Jones has proven herself as an incredible screenwriter and I was excited to see how her book writing skills would compare.
I really enjoyed this lighthearted book and found myself unable to put it down, similarly to the other books within this blogpost.
"We spend most of our lives wishing we were somewhere else or someone else, or looking forward or harping back. Always thinking the grass is greener on the other side. But it never is. It’s still grass. Just a different patch of it, that’s all.’
The story is built around Kate and Callum, who had an intense and passionate affair seventeen years ago. Fast forward and things have changed, both married, both with children and living at opposite ends of the UK, the past is well and truly behind them... Until Kate and Callum meet again.
I loved it, it was such an easy read and one I flew through, the perfect holiday beach read or one for snuggling up this festive season and devouring.