💛💛💛💛 This was very much the novel equivalent of the TV series Lost. I really enjoyed the narrative of the two sisters and enjoyed the twist at the end, would recommend!
💛💛💛💛 I feel like most people know the story of Carrie without reading the book necessarily, and I enjoyed reading King‘s first novel! I would say it‘s a bit of a moralistic story aside from the horror in the sense of how we treat other people and the consequences (although pretty drastic in terms of this story!) of being unkind.
💛💛💛 I read this in one sitting so it‘s good if you want a quick read. Certainly very romantic to the point of being a bit cringey at times but 100% expected that. I struggled to fully invest in Noah and Allies relationship in the book whereas in the film I feel like this works much better. One of the few occasions where I prefer a film to the book!
💛💛💛💛 Very different to my usual genre of choice. I‘ve always found the stories of witchcraft and the accused women in the Middle Ages fascinating and it was interesting to read a fictional story loosely based around real people from the period. I would have preferred if there has been a bit more in depth about the witches. Would read further books by the author!
💛💛💛 I'm really undecided whether I liked this book or not. It relied on the husband being a massive moron to approach the situation as he did and just seemed all far fetched and ridiculous. On the other hand it was fast paced and did keep my interest in how it would all play out.
💛💛💛💛 I love Stephen King. It did start a bit slow for the first 200 pages, but was atmospheric and honestly chilling in parts. I did get to the stage where I felt it got a bit repetitive (like how many times can a vampire kill someone) but overall a classic Stephen King and a good read.
💛💛💛💛 A fast paced thriller about an American intelligence agent hunting a terrorist in the Middle East. An interesting read with lots of interwoven plots. If the covid pandemic has been an anxiety trigger, I would avoid this book, as there is a lot of focus on biological weoponary of pandemic viruses which is very unsettling. I didn't enjoy the use of heavily stereotyping towards religions/cultures, it made uncomfortable reading at times.
💛💛💛 I found this quite an enjoyable read in parts and boring/predictable for the rest. It was lighthearted and the character of Don was endearing. I did however feel the author was using difficulties of having autistic spectrum disorder to try and generate comedy which just felt awkward. Not sure if I'll be reading the rest of the trilogy...
????? " Whatever you do won't be enough, I heard their voices say. Try anyway"
Absolutely fascinating memoir from President Obama that I think probably only just scratches the surface in giving some perspective on what it is like juggling the politics of the USA. I think what struck me most is what a genuinely good man he seems to be, the challenges and opposition faced with even the best intentions and just how supportive Michelle was.
💛💛💛💛 A witty and heartfelt depiction about the life of a young woman who is struggling with loneliness, and coming to terms with a tragic past. Would recommend but I found myself often frustrated by the character of Eleanor but loved the dynamics with Raymond and Sammy.
💛💛💛 A collection of memoirs from a GP working in the British prison system. It was interesting, however as a British GP myself, I found it lacked much substance and depth. These prisoners/patients have experienced horrific hardships in life whether it be domestic violence, child abuse, drugs, sex trafficking, or homelessness, but I didn't feel the book delivered the emotional rawness of these subjects to the reader.
💛💛💛💛💛 Green Mile has always been one of my favourite films (helped by my love of the absolute legend that is Tom Hanks) so was so hopeful this book would be as good as the film and it did not disappoint. It was brilliantly written, dark at some points and not too much of a supernatural element. Loved it, I am now a Stephen King fan!
💛💛💛💛 This was a brilliant read, completely not what I was expecting but you are so drawn into the character of Evelyn, you forget shes fictional! I felt like the take home from the book was how important it is to love fully and to live your life as your true self always.
💛💛💛💛 I did enjoy this read, it was spooky and atmospheric and the plot does keep you very engaged. I did sometimes find the cross over and links between characters a bit much and kept having to try remind myself what the links were. Not sure how sold I was on the supernatural elements either. Otherwise would recommend!
????? " It's these small moments that make life worth living. The moments you take for granted. The ones you always think will be in plentiful supply. But if this past year has shown me anything, it's the need to cherish each and every moment, whether good or bad, whether joyful or painful, as the precious fleeting gifts that they are"
Such a moving book that made me laugh and cry. An emotional depiction of family connection, love, and loss.
💛💛💛 I picked this one up after reading Gone Girl and absolutely loving it. Gillian Flynn does have a talent for creating disturbed and interesting characters. This book is 'dark in places', with lots of satanic rituals, blood and murder. It was a good read but I found Libby quite aggravating and the end was a disappointment.
💛💛💛💛 Absolutely fascinating read. Although I couldn't get my head around a good portion of the book, I feel I have a better understanding about the big questions. It makes you realise just how small and insignificant we really are in the grade scale of the universe.