Below are three more reviews of books I’ve finished in the last little while, leading up to and around Christmas. Although I’d love to hang around and chat, there’s no time to lose if I want to finish at least one more book before 2019! Here goes!
The Christmas Project by Maxine Morrey
This book is adorable, for sure, and was the perfect holiday read! I needed something as light and fluffy as snow, and this choice certainly did not disappoint.
Having said that, it wasn’t the best chick lit. book ever, and although it tried to muster up some references to Jane Eyre (my most favourite novel of all time), it did so too late in the game for me to really take the comparisons seriously. But, like I said, it was FUN…and what more could you ask for around Christmas?
One mini-rant, though: This was the second e-book I read on my new iPhone X (WOO!) and for some reason, it had a glaring number of typos in it. I was not pleased about this, so I wonder if the print version might’ve been a better choice?
Anyway, if you’re looking for a quick holiday read to delve into beside a fire, this is a good choice!
❥❥❥ (out of 5)
Tangled by Emma Chase
I REALLY liked this book!!! I mean, it is an Emma Chase novel so I knew I’d enjoy it and read it quickly, but I wasn’t expecting to like it so much.
I just truly enjoyed Drew’s narration. This was one of the best male narrations written by a female author that I’ve ever read! I found his voice to be so distinct, unique and hilarious, and not at all filled with annoying clichés.
I know this will sound weird, but I also related to Drew’s narration because he reminds me of myself. Okay, so no, I’m not a man who sleeps around…I’m decidedly neither of those things. BUT the way Drew talks to himself, his little one liners and pep talks, reminded me of how I sometimes narrate my own life…you know, doesn’t everyone do that? Anyway, I think if I knew Drew in real-life, I’d actually really like him and laugh a lot!
I’d highly recommend this book for sure because it’s a quick, fun and extremely entertaining read!
❥❥❥❥❥ (out of 5)
How to be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis
“Wuthering Heights is a book I think about, one way or another, every day.”
^This describes exactly how I have felt about Jane Eyre since I first read it in grade 12.
“It’s probably unwise to romanticize everything – and I’ll probably always do it.”
What can I say, I just love books where fellow readers talk about the novels and characters they love! Is this a perfect book? No, I don’t think so because I sometimes found it hard to follow the threads and connections from one paragraph to another. However, was it a joy to read about Ellis’ passion for her favourite characters? Absolutely! And what’s even more amazing is that I came out of reading this book with about 10 new books on my To-Read List…so yes, I am going to continue to be buried by books, but I am excited to delve into some of Ellis’ preferred novels that I haven’t yet read or encountered!
So, although it wasn’t technically perfect, it was a thoroughly enjoyable and lovely read, like sitting down with a best friend to discuss literature over a warm tea!
❥❥❥❥❥ (out of 5)
Girl with a Green Heart