March book review

Finishing books has been off to a slow start this year. I’m rediscovering how much I enjoy reading but I’m so indecisive I can’t seem to pick one easily ending with me starting mid-month. So far this year I’ve read & listened to 4 books not as many as I’d hoped for. I’m hoping these regular book reviews will encourage me to read more.

I’ve only finished three books in March. Considering a few months ago I wasn’t reading at all I’m quite pleased myself.

March book review

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman was definitely one those “social media made me” moments. For the past couple of months, the beautiful cover was all I was seeing on Instagram. So, of course, I wanted to give it a read, I had made it my mission to read more books this year and so glad this book was my first! Eleanor Oliphant is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and uncontrollable wit make for an irresistible journey as she realises the only way to survive is to open her heart. It made me laugh, it made a cry, it was so painfully relatable at times that
Pros: The author didn’t try to cure Eleanor with romance, this is not a romantic book at all and I’m so glad about that. There are hints that it could possibly go that way which I did scoff at the thought I could predict the ending. Very, VERY glad I couldn’t.
Cons: I wanted to know more once it had ended! It wasn’t so much a cliffhanger, more a suspense I kinda found myself thinking “Noooo way” after the final paragraph.

Girl code, by Cara Alwill Leyba

Seriously enjoyed this. I’m on a self-development drive at the moment, researching as many of this kind of books. This I can honestly say has been my favourite discovery so far! It’s written by women specifically for women so I guess I relate a lot.

Pros: Female empowerment at its best, its aimed at entrepreneurs, however, I think non-entrepreneurs will still enjoy it as it offers lots of good content on positive mindset & attitude.

Cons: The interviews ending each chapter did get a little repetitive

The secret she keeps, by Michael Robotham

WOAH, a term I found myself repeatedly saying throughout this book! This is my first physiological thriller and I’m hooked. Every single page had me on the edge of my seat. It’s narrated through the perspective of two women expecting babies around the same time from different ends of the social spectrum. Meg & Agatha were so equally relatable both with secrets the world doesn’t know. Although I thoroughly enjoyed it I wanted more “thriller suspense” from the story

Pros: Super short yet engaging chapters. Doesn’t end with a huge plot twist which was completely fine by me.

Cons: Fairly predictable, not thrilling enough

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