Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Sophie's book corner - June

When it came to reading in June, I started the month so well - I'd actually read the first three books by the time I got back from my holiday on the 12th, but then didn't end up reading anything else for the rest of the month. This could have been a perfect month to catch up on my goal (I've read 22 books but should have finished book 26 this week) but I just had so much going on that I didn't feel like picking up another book. Hopefully I can catch up a little over the next few months!

Where Rainbows End / Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern

I read this book back when it was called Where Rainbows End, and decided it was time to re-read it as I love the movie Love, Rosie so much. I actually got it with my Audible credit in June, and although I probably would have been better off reading it (it's completely written as letters/emails etc.) it still worked really well as an audiobook. I absolutely LOVE the story, and I completely forgot how much more there was to it than the movie. I loved listening to the relationship that Alex and Rosie had unfold, and there were so many moments when I was so annoyed at them not being together. I also loved that Rosie's daughter was so incorporated into the storyline, and just how much had really gone into it. It's fairly long, but I really really enjoyed listening to it, and it's definitely up there as one of my favourites.

The One We Fell In Love With by Paige Toon

I said this in my June Favourites post last week, but I am so glad I picked this book up. I was technically on a book buying ban, due to having so many books on my to-be-read shelf, but as a huge Paige Toon fan, I couldn't resist this one. As I said, I am so so glad I picked it up. I read it on my holiday in Valencia and read it so quickly because I just couldn't put it down. The story focuses around triplets - Phoebe, Eliza and Rose - and Angus, the guy next door that they all fell in love with. It's honestly quite possibly the best book I've read this year (it's at least in the top three) and I ended up crying in the middle of a park in Valencia reading the ending. The book is split across the three sisters, and it's so interesting hearing each of their voices. If you're looking for a new book to read this year, this is definitely my recommendation of what to pick up!

Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot

Now this book gave me all kinds of teenage Sophie feels because I was OBSESSED with Meg Cabot/The Princess Diaries as a teen. I religiously read the books as soon as they came out (and was even a Meg Cabot Ambassador as a teen), and coming across this continuation of Mia's story but in an adult book, as opposed to something 13-year-old Sophie would have read, was a delight. The story focusses on Mia in the build up to her marriage to Michael (finally!!) but of course obstacles get in their way, including a rather large royal scandal. It's pretty much everything I could have hoped an adult instalment of the series could be, and I am so glad that I can continue reading a series that had a very dear place in my heart growing up.

That's all for this month, but I'm already on my way with July's books. If you want to know what I'm reading as I read it, feel free to add me on goodreads.

See you next month for more books!

Sophie x
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