Welcome to my third post on ‘Books I’ve read so far this year’. There were too many to pop into one post so I thought I’d split it into different ones. I’m still enjoying adding books to the list from and cannot wait to release the post in December for my end of year book wrap up!
Lately, with my mum being poorly and with depression creeping in, reading has helped me feel grounded and home. Books are a place of solace for me. They are a safe place to be when I need time to just be, without the thoughts circling in my mind.
So here is the third lot of books I’ve read this year January to mid-August. For those who prefer videos, I have filmed this as a mini series over on my book instagram.
FNAF The Twisted ones by Scott Cawthon – Another great comic/ graphic novel to add to the list. This was the second in the series and I really enjoyed it. The story continued to intrigue me and keep me hooked. I was excited for the final one in the series!
FNAF The Fourth closet by Scott Cawthon – The final book in this series and I really enjoyed it. I was confused by the ending but I like the style and concept. It was a rollercoaster of a story and I thoroughly enjoyed the artwork that went alongside it.
(Re-read) The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood – What can I say? One of my absolute favourite novels. So good that I read it again. I loved it just as much as the first time I read it. It’s definitely one of my comfort books for sure. It made me feel so at home and grounded. I love the story and the characters and just everything about it.
(Re-read) ‘Loathe to love you’ Under one roof by Ali Hazelwood – My favourite novellas of Ali’s! Under one roof is a lovely novella. It’s short and sweet with some spice in it to keep you on your toes. It’s so good I even got my other half to read it. It’s definitely my favourite out of the loathe to love you collection.
Hygge and Kisses by Clara Christensen – This book was different to others that I’ve read but I really enjoyed the atmosphere that came with it. It felt cosy and I suppose hyggeligt. Since I adore hygge, I jumped at the chance of reading this when I saw the title, and I wasn’t disappointed. It definitely wasn’t predictable either. It was a homely read for sure and one I might re-read.
The Hygge Holiday by Rosie Blake – This book was just delightful. After Hygge and kisses by Clara Christensen, I was in the hygge mood, so when I found this I was so excited. It’s such a calming, lovely, meaningful read with cosy vibes, love and happiness, to make you realise how much life is worth living and romanticising. I loved the characters, the homely, cosy feel of the setting and the storyline overall. It is a unique one!
The Reading List by Sarah Nisha Adams – Wow is all I can say to begin. This book is absolutely devastatingly beautiful. It’s so relatable in painful ways but brings so much hope, companionship and love. There is a huge twist in the story that I, first of all, did NOT anticipate, and second of all, found hard to overcome. I had to take some time out of reading this due to how hard the event within the book hit me. It left me triggered but I needed to continue reading to ensure the characters found hope. The story is far from smooth and linear. It’s like life; raw, real and rocky. But it’s also beautiful. The power of reading and visiting the local library shines through in this book, and the moment you find out who wrote ‘The reading list’ within the book, your heart glows. I had so many tears during reading this book but I felt so wholesome afterwards. I am so grateful to have found this book and I adore Sarah Nisha Adams. What a beautiful author!
Thank you for reading this post. What books have you been enjoying?
Stay wonderful & cosy!