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Room – Emma Donoghue ✶✶✶✶✶

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To five year old Jack Room is all he has ever known! It is where he was born and grew up, where he learns, reads, eats, sleeps and play with his mother. Room is home to Jack, but to his mother it is prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Jacks mother has had enough and devises a plan involving Jack to escape, but she does not expect it to work. This story is told entirely in the language of five year old Jack and highlights the limitless bond between a parent and child. This is their story of the journey from one world to another new, bigger world! With a heartwarming ending.

I awarded Room five stars as this has to be the best book I have read so far this year! I really did enjoy reading this story and cannot wait to watch the film! I would highly recommend you read this book if you haven’t already! It does start off slow but then you will be hooked, believe me. Room is an easy to read, fast paced outstanding thriller for all readers to enjoy. This story does not have chapters as it is split into four different parts. Some readers may not enjoy Room as it is written from the view of Jack, but do not let that put you off or you will miss out on this heartbreaking beautiful story. Room is the perfect story for readers who enjoy bestsellers, contemporary, suspense and thrillers, it would also make the perfect read to discuss if you are part of a book club. It is no wonder Room had been nominated for the 2010 booker prize, it really is an interesting read. Enjoy!

Bestsellers · Book club reads · chick-lit · contemporary · romance

After You – JoJo Moyes ✶✶✶✶✶

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This is the outstanding sequel to Me Before You, Lou is still trying to cope with her loss of Will! But with a job in an airport bar, a new flat to call her own in London and all her friends and family supporting her, surely nothing can stop Lou now? But one night everything changes when there is a knock on her door! Lou’s life is about to get hectic, busy again and like always putting others first before herself. Will Lou ever get over Will’s death? Will she ever find love again? Now that is all I am going to give away about this book as I would highly recommend that you ALL read this (but Me Before You first) if you have not already.

Now, I may sound crazy in this review but I cannot express how much I fell in love with this book! It has me hooked throughout, After You is an easy to read, fast paced, page turner that everyone can enjoy. It is a long story (407 pages) but well worth it and I personally wanted MORE! I really hope JoJo Moyes follows it up with another book (fingers crossed), but I doubt that she will. I must warn you though that chapter twenty-nine will hit you right in the heart and make you shed a tear or two, I know I did. I found myself again falling in love with all the characters in the story and was very happy with the perfect, heart warming ending. A brilliant story that I will never forget!

This is the perfect book for readers who enjoy an outstanding contemporary, romance, bestseller and chick-lit and would make the perfect read to discuss if you are part of a book club! Now, I will let you into a secret… I will be holding my first book giveaway when my Facebook page reaches 100 likes (find link to bottom or side of page) and a set of Me Before You and After You is up for grabs as my first giveaway! So, if you have not read these two outstanding books already keep your eyes peeled! Don’t say I don’t spoil you. Enjoy. Tissues at the ready.

Bestsellers · Book club reads · chick-lit · mystery

Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty ✶✶✶✶✶

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Big Little Lies is a story about three different women who are each at a crossroad in their lives! Madeline (#1) remembers everything and forgives noone, when her ex husband and his new wife move into her community Madeline realizes her daughter will be in the same class as her ex husbands other daughter, and to top it all off Madeline’s daughter seems more interested in her dads and his new wife’s life than her mums. Celeste (#2) is a beautiful women and her twin boys will also be starting school, but Celeste has her eyes set on becoming the queen of the school parent body, but that comes at a price and not easily! Jane (#3) is a young single mother new to the town but is harboring secret doubts about her son. Madeline and Celeste take Jane under their wing, but none of them expected that Jane’s arrival will affect them all individually. If you want to find out what happens I would highly recommend you read this to find out for yourself, if you have not already!

I awarded five stars to this book as Liane Moriarty has done it again! She has written another outstanding story for all us readers to indulge in. This is the perfect book for those who enjoy contemporary, chick-lit, mystery and would make an excellent read to discuss if you are part of a book club. I really did enjoy this story, it is an easy to read, fast paced page turner perfect for everyone. I must admit this story did not stick with me afterwards but I devoured it and loved it nevertheless. Get stuck into this chick-lit, drama filled book and forget your own life for a while. Enjoy.