Books I Have Read in August 2019

I know way back in May I said I was going to start a new series. Which was going to be sharing the books which I have read in that month However, since May I have only been reading maybe one book a month max of two so it did not seem worth it. In August I got the bug to read again I am unsure if that is to do with no longer been tired and nausea as a result of pregnancy. So on to the books which I have had my head in this month.

The Single Girl’s To-Do List by Lindsey Kelk 3/5 Stars

Plot–  Rachel finds herself single for the first time in 5 years. She makes a to-do list- The Single Girl’s To-Do List. Rachel doesn’t know it, but it will take her on all kinds of wild adventures. Getting her in some romantic pickles too.

My Thoughts- I have been a huge fan of the I Heart series by Lindsey Kelk. So I thought I would give this one a go as well. There are some elements of this book which made me laugh inside not something which happens in a chick-lit kind of book. I could not warm to Matthew for some reason as one of the main characters he just kind of annoyed me. I also felt like the book was a little bit extreme how everything seemed to happen in a two week period. For sure this has not put me off reading more Lindsey Kelk even though this was not my favourite

This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay 5/5 Stars

Plot– Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010. This Is Going to Hurt intersperses tales from the front line of the NHS with reflections on the current crisis. The result is a first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice and maddening bureaucracy, and a love letter to those who might at any moment be holding our lives in their hands.

My Thoughts- This book had me gripped I think I finished it in 2 days. It only took me about 5 hours and I did not want it to end. I found it amazing to read about his experience as a junior doctor working in obstetrics and gynaecology. I found this so funny in parts some of it had me in stitches. This is not something which I would have thought.  This book for sure is not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blood, births, bad language, and assorted ‘implements’ stuck in places they really shouldn’t be. For sure I would recommend reading this if you have not already read it. I can not wait for his second book, I may also be going to see him live as well but unsure if I can due to it been so late in my pregnancy.

You By Caroline Kepnes 3/5 Stars

Plot- Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager in New York, who meets Guinevere Beck, a prospective writer, that he becomes immediately infatuated with. To feed his obsession, he soon turns to social media and technology to track her presence and eliminate any possible obstacles that stand in the way of their romance.

My Thoughts- I know this is a book is now a netflix show which people have become obsessed with. However, this is not the case for me. It took me a couple of weeks to the book. I will admit it is not from my usually genre. I found the book to be pretty slow to be honest I was unsure if would finish it at one stage. Some parts seem really drawn out. I could not relate or get a bond with any of the characters. They seemed to be all about themselves. I think the main message of You is it shows the endless amount of information that is readily accessible to anyone, within the social media accounts, that reaches out to it. Stalker or not. I have heard thought the netflix show may be better than the book so I might have to investigate this.

I am hoping I am going to manage a few more books during my pregnancy. Currently I have read 18 this year I would love to hit 24.

What have you been reading this month? I am always looking for more books to read.

Charlotte xx




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