The Book Review : January

Book reviews

This year I’ve set myself the challenge to read 52 books, so 1 a week! I’ve done this because I love reading but sometimes I get so out of the habit and then realise I haven’t read a book for weeks.

I’m on target at the moment and have 4 books to share with you – let me know in the comments what you’ve read!

The Book of Hidden Things – Francesco Dimitri

This book had me really gripped, mainly because I needed to know what was actually happening! Set in Southern Italy, the book follows 4 men who have been friends since school who meet up at the same place every year. When one of them doesn’t turn up, they embark on a mysterious adventure.

The book is definitely set up well to have a sequel and I really hope there is one because the last page GOT ME!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

The blurb of this book hooked me from the get go. It’s about 4 siblings who, as children, go to a psychic and get told the date they’re going to die. We then follow the next five decades to see how this effects their lives.

Whilst at times I felt like the book dragged a little, overall I really enjoyed it. It definitely made me think and it did have me hooked in the sense that I wanted to know what happened to each of them.

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3.5/5

Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

Men without Women is 7 short stories and I have to say I wasn’t a fan. When I picked the book up I didn’t realise it was short stories and if I had I wouldn’t have picked it up.

I found most of the stories quite boring although I did like the authors writing style. I’m definitely going to try his novels – I’ve heard great things about them!

⭐️⭐️ 2/5

An Edited Life by Anna Newton

I’ve been a fan of Anna’s blog, The Anna Edit, for a long time so when I saw that she was writing a book, I was very excited. What I love about this book is that the advice in it is practical, well explained AND IS ACHIEVABLE!

There’s things I haven’t read before in the book (especially in the budgeting section) and I love how Anna has thought about who her reader is and given tips which fit into everyone’s daily life.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

What have you been reading recently?


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