Book Review: ‘Going La La’ by Alexandra Potter

If you don’t know already, I’m a sucker for contemporary chick-lit/romance novels. Alexandra Potter’s ‘Do You Come Here Often’ is actually one of my favourite books to read. I’ve been trying to get my hands on Going La La for quite some time, seeing as it was her second novel and was released in 2001…

Book Review: Who’s that Girl by Mhairi McFarlane

You know there’s a longing you feel for something that’s finished- or as the protagonist, Edie in ‘Who’s that girl’ put it- saudade . A profound longing for something or someone that is absent and might never return. That’s how I felt at the end of the book- a feeling of saudade.  I’ve always been…

Summer Reading List: Chick Lits!

You are probably thinking that is this all she reads? Yeah, pretty much. Like a summer-time music playlist, I’ve got a summertime reading list for Chick lits! Jumping straight from my reading nook, to hopefully yours:   Who’s That Girl by Mhairi McFarlane (currently reading) Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern A Kept Woman by Louise Bagshawe…

Book Review: ‘How to Find Love in Bookshop’ by Veronica Henry

I’ve been trying to finish this book for over a month now, which is never a good way to start a book review- I know. Usually, between my work, workout, writing and actual reading- I take about a week to finish a book but this took a long time. There’s a reasonable explanation- the book…

Pride and Prejudice (And why it’s still apt) Part 1

I was 11 years old when I first got my hands on the ‘Pride and Prejudice’. While it wasn’t the first novel I read (that one’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl), it was certainly my first love story. Fast-forwarding to today, some 13 years later, I still treasure the book. Written over…

Book Review: Do You Come Here Often? by Alexandra Potter

I’m not sure if I’ve said this before but I LOVE Alexandra Potter.She has an amazing way of writing- that I, especially am a fan of. Do You Come Here Often was the first that I read of Alexandra. Let me start by saying that these are for those who are inclined to reading about…

Book Review: The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahern

“I always thought that being helped was a loss of control, but you must allow someone to help you, you must want someone to help you, and only then can the act begin.” I’ve always been a fan of Cecelia Ahern, her narration and plots have their way of weaselling into my heart. And The Year…

Book Review: ‘You Had Me At Hello’ by Mhairi McFarlane

“Do nothing, and nothing happens. Life is about decisions. You either make them or they’re made for you, but you can’t avoid them” I’m the kind of person who is very easy to please. Although this isn’t how I should start to review something- but it’s true. I like to the see the good in…

Book Review: ‘We Were on a Break’ by Lindsey Kelk

I’ve always been an ardent reader of Lindsey Kelk’s. From the first of the ‘I Heart’ series, I’ve stuck along. ‘About a Girl’ even made it to my favourite reads that formed a sort of a refuge from a crazy life. I had been waiting to get my hands on this book by Lindsey Kelk,…

Book Reviews: With You or Without you by Carole Matthews

With a little more depth than your regular chicklits, With or Without You by Carole Matthews has a different flavour. I have no shame or embarrassment in saying I read Chick-lit- and a lot of it. What’s the key plot? Well, it’s a 30 something woman in a stable relationship trying really, really hard to have a…

Book Reviews- Love from Paris by Alexandra Potter

I just finished reading Alexandra Potter’s ‘Love from Paris’. I can say, blindly, that I have always enjoyed reading Alexandra’s books, she has her way with words, and I was more than over-joyed she was doing a sequel to ‘The Love Detective’.  The novel starts with a very flat tone, not revealing the actual underlying story of…