To Read In May

How do you decide which book to read next? Are you influenced by the covers, or do you choose one based on your mood and the genre?


I’ve been reading a little more than two books per week recently, with an aim to read ten throughout May. I am always drawn to thrillers so I’ve tried to include a few different genres too! It’s also a coincidental 50/50 split between paperbacks and Kindle reads. Here are my picks:

  • One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus
  • The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  • Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Hit & Run by Doug Johnstone
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • The Keeper Of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
  • The Last Train To Istanbul by Ayse Julin

Recommendations are always welcome! Please leave a comment if there’s anything you’ve enjoyed recently. I’d love to hear from you.


Book Quote <3

“And that was the moment, there in the darkness of the hall, hidden from sight behind the thick oak door, that was the moment when I fell in love with him.”

Quote from Our Song by Dani Atkins.


The Night Book // Book Review

The Night Book
by Richard Madeley


It’s 1976 and the hottest summer in memory. What better way to cool off than with a swim in the lakes? But just below the inviting surface a layer of icy water remained, and that’s when the drownings began. What better way to stage a murder?


The beginning was a little slow but once the story got going I found I couldn’t put it down. Tying the plot into the 1976 heatwave was very clever. The descriptions of the lake were wonderful, I could really picture them. We have been enjoying a heatwave whilst I was reading this, I can imagine this would be the perfect holiday read.

The story had me gripped for the majority but I did find the ending to be a bit of a let down. Overall, it was a quick and enjoyable read.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend. I have worked through this one but was kept entertained browsing through so many blogs. I’ve added so many books to my Goodreads list thanks to some awesome recommendations, so thank you!

The weather has been amazing this last few days. After so much rain and snow recently it makes me super happy to finally see some sun! I have next weekend off so I’m fiercely crossing my fingers for good weather then too. Hopefully then we can have a day out somewhere and really appreciate it.

What I’m currently reading…

I started the The Night Book by Richard Madeley on Saturday afternoon and devoured nearly half of it in one go. Such a good read so far! I love that the book is set in the Lake District during the 1976 heatwave while we’re currently enjoying hotter temperatures.

Books to read this week…

The Cuckoo’s Calling trilogy has been sat on my bookshelf for months! I might finally give it my attention this week. I also picked up I See You by Clare Mackintosh during my library haul last week. Thrillers are my favourite genre and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into it.


I hope everyone has a wonderful week! I’d love to see what you’re reading so please feel free to pingback to my post.