Monday, April 01, 2019

On Sophie's Shelf | My Book Moment & March Reads

If you couldn't tell, I'm a big book fan, but I'm also a big fan of subscription boxes. When I heard about the My Book Moment box, I knew that I had to order one, and of course share what I received with you! The box is mailed out monthly, and inside you'll find a mystery book (you can pick between crime or popular fiction), a hot drink, a snack and an extra treat.

In went for the popular fiction option, and inside my March box, I received an exclusive copy of The World is Full of Divorced Women by Jackie Collins (which I'll be reading this month so keep an eye out for a review.) If you picked the crime option, you'd have received Darling by Rachel Edwards. I also got two New Kings coffee bags, three Lindt Lindor Truffles (YUM!) and a rose & oud tealight from Hopping Hare Candles.

Even though I won't be drinking the coffee, I was pretty impressed with the box as it's given me a new book to read, three yummy chocolates to scoff, and a gorgeous scented candle that I will definitely get some use out of. The box was only £12, which I think is a great price, and I'll definitely be ordering again! Now it's over to my March reads...

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion ★★★

*This is a sequel - spoiler alert*
I have had this book on my shelf for a good few years now, after reading The Rosie Project back in 2014, and finally got round to starting it. It took me a little while to get into, but once I did I enjoyed it as much as the first. The book once again follows Don Tillman, a socially challenged genetics professor, and his (now) wife Rosie, who early on announces that she's pregnant. There were lots of laugh-out-loud moments, as Don faces this new challenge and naturally gets himself into a whole world of problems. It was overall a great read, and I really regret leaving it on my shelf for that long!

Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard ★★★★

After reading (and absolutely loving) Fierce Fragile Hearts back in January, I knew I wanted to get my hands on the last of Sara's books that I hadn't yet read. I absolutely loved the story of Goodbye, Perfect, which followed Eden, who is completely shocked when best friend Bonnie runs away with their teacher Mr Cohn. Eden cares deeply about her friend Bonnie, and when Bonnie gets in touch with her, she's torn between wanting her best friend back, and keeping her trust. It was a beautifully honest book that had me crying throughout. Sara once again didn't disappoint, and I cannot wait to read what she brings out next!

Suddenly Single by Carol Wyer ★★★★★

I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 
This was definitely one of those books that I did not want to finish, and I'm already hoping for a sequel! The book follows romance novelist Chloe Piper, who, after her marriage falls apart, flees her cheating ex and village to the newly built Sunny Meadow Farm with her dog Ronnie. After her friendly neighbours get her hopelessly drunk, she agrees to join their Singleton Club, although she has a social anxiety disorder. It was an extremely enjoyable, quick read, that had me laughing and crying at times, and falling completely in love with Chloe's personality. Huge praise for Carol Wyer!

Have you read any of my March reads, or even subscribed to My Book Moment yourself? Let me know!
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