Bestsellers · Time travel

Before Your Memory Fades – Toshikazu Kawaguchi ★★★★

Blurb; The latest novel in the international bestselling Before the Coffee Gets Cold Series, following four new customers in a little Tokyo café where customers can travel back in time.

In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café that has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time.

From the author of Before the Coffee Gets Cold and Tales from the Cafe comes another story of four new customers, each of whom is hoping to take advantage of Café Funiculi Funicula’s time-travelling offer. Among some familiar faces from Kawaguchi’s previous novels, readers will also be introduced to a daughter, a comedian, a sister, and a lover, each with something they wish they had said differently.

With his signature heartwarming characters and immersive storytelling, Kawaguchi once again invites the reader to ask themselves: what would you change if you could travel back in time?

My Review; I have loved the previous two books, so of course, I had to grab this. I devoured it. I loved it. We get four different stories in one book. All beautiful stories. Coming back to this cafe felt like coming home with all the familiar characters. It is best if they’re read in order but can easily work as standalone reads. Is you could travel back in time who would you visit? Highly recommend. A well-deserved four stars.

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Bestsellers · drama · Music · romance

Daisy Jones & The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid ★★★★★

Blurb; For a while, Daisy Jones & The Six were everywhere. Their albums were on every turntable, they sold out arenas from coast to coast, their sound defined an era. And then, on 12 July 1979, they split.

Nobody ever knew why. Until now.

They were lovers and friends and brothers and rivals. They couldn’t believe their luck, until it ran out. This is their story of the early days and the wild nights, but everyone remembers the truth differently.

The only thing they all know for sure is that from the moment Daisy Jones walked barefoot onstage at the Whisky, their lives were irrevocably changed.

Making music is never just about the music. And sometimes it can be hard to tell where the sound stops and the feelings begin.

My Review; Of course I am very late to the party reading this one. I had to read it before I could watch it, and I fell in love from the first page until the last page. It is a story that is going into my top reads of the year. Brilliant. A story told through the interview style so it is a very easy read. I loved all the characters, the songs, and the storyline. A brilliant read. A must-read if you haven’t already. A well deserved five stars. Unforgettable. It’s worth all the hype.

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Bestsellers · chick-lit · Emotional · romance

All Your Perfects – Colleen Hoover ★★★★

Blurb; Colleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

My Review; I was kindly gifted this book as a galentines and there has been a lot of hype over this author. You’ll be shocked to know this is only my second book I’ve read by her. BUT… I absolutely fell in love with Quinns and Grahems story. OMG. Literally had me tearing up at one part. It’s a beautiful love story with a happy ending. But it does contain a hard-hitting subject within which many readers may be able to relate to or find hard to read. Miscarriage and infertility. It’s a story of love. The deepest, purest love. It’s a conquer all together story. Find your own grahem and don’t let get. This will be a hard story to forget. Beautiful. Highly recommend. A well-deserved four stars.

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