Recent Reads // October

Audiobooks

I finished off Where’s My Happy Ending? by Anna Whitehouse and Matt Farquharson. This book was really, really good. I love non-fiction for when I’m out on my walks because it makes me feel like I’m learning. After finishing off this audiobook, I decided that I needed something a bit more dreamy to move onto, so I chose The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren.

What can I say? This book had me laughing during the first chapter. I don’t listen to many fiction audiobooks because I prefer to read them off the page, but The Unhoneymooners has been worth the change. This book was fun and sexy, a great way to escape during administrative tasks and housework.

I had read some reviews on my feed that didn’t like the plot twist once the main characters returned from Hawaii, but I didn’t mind it.

eBooks

My latest eBook read is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. It’s not a book I would usually select but it kept popping up everywhere I looked and I finally strayed from my well-worn path of rom-coms and tried it.

This book had me so confused at first. I will admit, I laughed out loud at some things that I found completely weird – like the doctor’s appointment – and then I found it a bit slow. I’d read so many reviews from Bookstagrammers that implored me to keep going and I’m so glad I did. I came to love Eleanor’s overly-logical and honest rationale and seeing her develop during the book was heart-warming. I could totally relate to Eleanor’s interior commentary on social situations.

This book delved into some really deep issues and the importance of human relationships and, especially during a time when a lot of us are quite isolated, it was a really great reminder that we don’t have to go it alone.

Paperbacks

Oh. My. Gosh. Did someone say swoon? Don’t tell my husband, but Joshua Templeman is my new book boyfriend.

Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game was so much fun. Enemies to lovers is my favourite trope and Sally did it so well. The office games almost made me pee myself and the chemistry was fantastic. I could only hope to write a book this great one day.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m preparing for NaNoWriMo by reading the types of books that I want to write and The Hating Game is it. It was funny, hot and had great character development.

I know movies don’t always do books justice, but Robbie Amell is literally who I imagined as Josh Templeman before I even saw there was a movie coming out. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Have you read any of these books? Or do you have any recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments!

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