… A follow on from my blog post “Book List 2021”.
Last year I started keeping track of the books I’d read and my thoughts on them in a blog post. I read 36 books in 2021 and thought I’d continue this on.
You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry.
***** 5/5 stars.
I really liked that this was my first book of the year. It was an easy, but interesting read that kept my attention until the end.
The history of a friendship throughout the years. After school they kept their friendship by going on annual vacations together and navagating the changes like new relationships etc as each year came. The chapters go between their previous summer vacations to the current one. I don’t want to describe too much because discovering the story as you read is best.
Words from the Window Seat by Taylor Tippett.
I really liked the concept of this book as pretty much anything planes and travel interests me and this book is kind of like a “self help” book by a young flight attendant.
Each chapter is based around a lesson or thought of hers and its a nice book to read with personal stories where some also involve previous passengers.
However, Jesus and God is talked about a looooot in the book and I stopped reading around 45% into the book as I’m not really interested in that.
I might give it another go some other time.
Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey.
**** 4/5 stars.
I needed a quick read as I was a week from the book below getting released that I was waiting for. If you recognise Tessa Bailey from my 2021 book blog then mind your business or IYKYK if you’ve read her before! Ha.
But it was a good book about a relationship and what miscommunication can lead to and how it can damage. They go through a separation and therapy while getting support and help from friends close to them to then see if they can understand each other and make it work again. All while having some insane sexual tension that isn’t helped by them both having hurt hearts as well as being put on a sex ban by their therapist.
Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover.
***** 5/5 stars.
Buy/borrow this and read it immediately! The description of the book online obviously describes it best and I don’t want to lessen it then trying to explain it in my own words.
Warning – when I tell you the last few chapters made me SOB! But a very captivating story that I got very attached too and it didn’t take me long to finish this book at all.
The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang.
The main character in this book did annoy me a little bit which made reading the story a little hard.
The story in itself was interesting enough… girl rises to fame on YouTube, current boyfriend asks for an open relationship, she’s already struggling with herself and currently discovering new things about herself in therapy, she tries to have a one night stand, turns into more, family sickness and tragedy to work through, coming out on the other side.
Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins.
I liked the description of this book and think after reading it that it could be quite a good tv series.
This has a long description on Goodreads which is better than I can do! Ha.
It kept me reading through halfway but near the end got a little bit much… but also explained some characters and tied some loose ends up well.
You Be Mother by Meg Mason.
I bought this book on a whim, it was recommended for me on the homepage of my kindle and I thought ok, why not.
I really enjoyed the writing style and although the book is on the sad side, I read it in a few days.
The story line follows a young mum who finds out she’s pregnant from her Australian “fling” in the UK and flys to Sydney to give having a family with this guy a go. When it doesn’t go to plan, she befriends her elderly next door neighbour and they start an unlikely friendship. She navigates all these new people, her boyfriends family and her neighbours family while trying to stay in contact with her sick mother in the UK.
I won’t say much else from there but the story takes you on quite a trip.