chick-lit · Children's

The Accidental Diary of B.U.G: Basically Famous – Jen Carney ★★★★

Blurb; School just got INTERESTING. Not only is Billie’s class learning how to P.E.E. in the classroom (don’t ask), they now have some very important contacts in the TV world.

So as long as Janey McVey doesn’t keep doing the splits for attention, and Billie’s mums don’t keep distracting her with a huge secret thing they seem to be planning… well watch out, because it’s time for B.U.G. to make it BIG!

My review; This is book two in a series but I read this as a Standalone. It does catch you up from the previous book at the beginning but also urges the reader to read book one first.

This has very similar vibes to Jacqueline Wilson. It is written in a diary format, plenty of doodles and illustrations throughout in black and white. Easy reading. Parts had me laughing out loud. Perfect for middle age and younger readers. B.U.G is her nickname and fam gets to her head. She’s a character alright. I loved it. Took me back to my teenage years. Around 300 pages long. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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Adventure · chick-lit

*Promo* Lil’s Bus Trip – Judy Leigh.

Blurb; It’s always a good time for a road trip… 

When 82-year-old Lil decides to book herself, her 65-year-old daughter, Cassie, and her friend Maggie on a bus trip across Europe, she hopes for a little adventure to counteract the monotony of life. 

Along with three members of the Salterley Tennis Club and the Jolly Weaver football team, whose ideas of a good time are rather different to Lil’s and strikingly at odds with each other’s, the merry band of travellers set out on their great adventure. 

From moving moments on the beaches of Normandy, outrageous adventures in Amsterdam, to the beauty of Bruges and gastronomic delights of France, the holiday is just the tonic Lil, Maggie and Cassie needed.  

And as the time approaches for them to head home, Lil makes an unexpected discovery – even in her advancing years, men are like buses – there isn’t one for ages then two come along at once. Is Lil ready to share her golden years, and can the ladies embrace the fresh starts that the trip has given them. Or is it just too late to change…  

Author bio; Judy Leigh is the bestselling author of A Grand Old Time and The Age of Misadventure and the doyenne of the ‘it’s never too late’ genre of women’s fiction. She has lived all over the UK from Liverpool to Cornwall, but currently resides in Somerset.

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chick-lit · Young adult

The Paper & Hearts Society – Lucy Powrie ★★★★

Blurb; A brand new series from Booktuber Lucy Powrie – about what happens when you give up on trying to fit in and let your weird out! It’s time to join The Paper & Hearts Society …

Tabby Brown is tired of trying to fit in. She doesn’t want to go to parties – in fact, she would much rather snuggle up on the sofa with her favourite book.

It’s like she hasn’t found her people …

Then Tabby joins a club that promises to celebrate books. What could go wrong? EVERYTHING – especially when making new friends brings out an AWKWARD BUZZING feeling all over her body.

But Olivia, Cassie, Henry and Ed have something that makes Tabby come back. Maybe it’s the Austen-themed fancy-dress parties, or Ed’s fluffy cat Mrs Simpkins, or could it be Henry himself …

Can Tabby let her weird out AND live THE BEST BOOKISH LIFE POSSIBLE?

My Review; This is book one in the paper & Hearts Society series and I absolutely loved it. It’s a YA read full of books and a book club of five friends. Many mentions of other books within this book. I cannot wait to read the rest of this series. Perfect for all bookworms.

Tabby is new to the area and joins this already made bookclub but someone is holding her back from her past. She doesn’t want this to affect her new friendship and future but what can she do? Will her new book club stick by her? Help her? What I loved about this book is they all set out on a book tour and I absolutely loved that part!

Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me. I look forward to book two and three.

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