Though, to be fair, it’s not just March that’s been crazy – most of February was the same.
I’ve done a lot of writing, a lot of editing, exchanged novels with a lovely fellow writer met through a critique group, and done a lot of reading.
As in, I’m 33% of my Goodreads book challenge for this year. Hopefully that means I’ll be able to beat it.
Recently read books are the reason I thought I’d make a blog post, because I wanted to recommend them in as many places as I could.
The first, My Not So Perfect Life, is written by the hugely talented Sophie Kinsella, whose work I’ve enjoyed for years. Her latest book is fantastically funny, while being hugely relatable.
We all know at least one person who’s life looks absolutely perfect on social media – perfect and enviable – but which is no where near as wonderful offline as it seems in carefully planned photos. I loved this book, and grew quite attached to the characters so was both reluctant to finish it but eager to see how it ended.
The second book I really want to recommend and rave about is Pretty Face by Lucy Parker. It follows her 2016 release, Act Like It, which was one of my favourite books of last year. Lucy is actually one of my favourite ‘new’ authors, so I pre-ordered Pretty Face as soon as I heard about it (and I’m hoping since it’s being marketed as ‘London Celebrities 2’, I’m hoping there’ll be more in this universe… I say universe rather that series because what I love about the books is that while there’s a bit of a crossover, you can read one without the other.)
Anyway. Pretty Face is the newest offering by Lucy, and like with the first book I read of hers, it’s the kind of that repeatedly makes me wish I could a) write like her and b) make someone else feel when they read my work the way I feel hers. The characters are fantastic, likeable but flawed, and the relationships between them (not just Luc and Lily, who are the hero and heroine respectively) are excellent portrayed. I won’t go into details because of spoilers but there was something that happened in the last quarter that struck a cord with me, as did Lily’s reactions to it. I’ve drawn out finishing the book as much as I could, not wanting it to end a second earlier than it had to.
So there you go. A blog post for the first time in a while (long enough that wordpress has changed it’s layout so I’m a little bit confused) and two book recs for you.