Bestsellers · chick-lit · Comedy

Queenie – Candice Carty-Williams ★★★★

Blurb; Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.

Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places…including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth.

As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, “What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?”—all of the questions today’s woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her.

My Review; I’ve seen this book around a lot especially with all the riots currently going on. A wonderful, eye-opening, hilarious and inspiring story that I would suggest we all read in these times. The story focuses on queenie and how she gets treated as a ‘black’ girl within the UK (her words not mine). It’s powerful. Emotional. Heart breaking at times. I loved this book! Devoured it in a day. I don’t really know what to say… It’s about Queenies life. Fictional but probably based on someones real life.

Queenies on a break from her boyfriend and soon finds herself living back at her grandparents at 26. With a investigation making her take leave of work too she decides to reach out for help and turn her life around with the help of her family and friends.

A must read. Powerful. Brutally honest. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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Bestsellers · chick-lit · Comedy · romance

The Flatshare – Beth O’Leary ★★★★★

Blurb; Tiffy and Leon share a flat
Tiffy and Leon share a bed
Tiffy and Leon have never met…

Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.

But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window…

My Review; This is utterly brilliant. A must read for you all. I urge you. You will not be disappointed. This was just what I needed after struggling with my concentration again recently. I didn’t want to put it down. Everything about this book is perfection… The setting, brilliantly written, the beautiful cover and the characters (except Tiffys crazy ex ofcourse).

A real page turner that will have you laughing out loud, feeling warm, fuzzy and beaming. An uplifting story. A romance with a twist. We get to see the beauty of the relationship between Tiffy and Leon grow. I really loved both their characters so much especially Tiffy she could be my best mate she is so funny and Leon is cute too and very charming. However, Tiffys ex is a big no no and whenever he came into the story he made me mad and angry. He sure knows how to time his appearances.

There’s been a lot of hype about this book recently and I get it. I’m part of the hype now. If you’ve not already read it you must. I loved it so much it’s getting five stars from me and going into my top 20 of the year. I cannot believe this is a debut at all. It’s bloody marvelous. I’ve found a new favourite author here. Absolutely brilliant. Outstanding. One I don’t think I will ever forget.

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chick-lit · Comedy · romance

*BLOG TOUR* Has Anyone Seen my Sex Life? – Kristen Bailey ★★★★

Blurb; It’s normal for your washing machine to get more action than you, right?

I wake up, bleary-eyed.

It’s been two years, six months and three hours since I last shaved my legs, and the llama-patterned knickers I’m wearing have seen better days.

We have seven minutes before the kids wake up, and my husband shuffles closer. ‘Ouch,’ he says, a piece of Lego sticking into his back.

Then, a light comes on in the landing. Small footsteps creep down the stairs. A little voice screams, ‘IS SOMEONE COMING TO MAKE BREAKFAST?!’

All hopes of having some ‘alone time’ is replaced with wondering if we’ve run out of Cheerios, thinking about the overflowing laundry, and remembering that I forgot to take out the recycling. Again.

Just a typical Monday morning for the Morton family…

Except today, when I go downstairs in my dressing gown, I find something. Something belonging to my husband. Something that definitely wasn’t mentioned in the wedding vows. And it’s either going to make us… or break us.

My Review; This is hilarious. It will have you laughing out loud from beginning to end! Brilliant. It’s a mood boosting book for sure. You can’t help but smile as you read along… I am 100% sure every mother can at least relate to one part of this story. The way it is written makes you feel like you personally know this family and are friends.

The only downside was long chapters as I prefer short chapters but I raced through this so it didn’t matter much. It is brilliantly written. Loved the setting and characters. Can’t say a bad word about it. It sure is a book that will stick in your mind, especially certain parts! Ha.

I’m still smiling about this book now even writing this review. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. If you need a laugh and cheering up then this is a book for you.

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