Cecelia Ahern is one of my favorite authors. Anyways ever since I read P.S. I love you I’ve devoured every single book she has written and all of them...moreCecelia Ahern is one of my favorite authors. Anyways ever since I read P.S. I love you I’ve devoured every single book she has written and all of them are beautiful. Here latest book, Time of My Life, I have just finished and I am sorry I finished it. I miss reading it. It is that good
Cecilia always sprinkles a little bit of Irish magic into her stories, that’s what makes them extra special. In Time of My Life, Lucy’s life is a mess, she has lost her boyfriend, her job, lives in a pigsty, lying to her friends and family, and hiding a cat from her landlord. One day an invitation arrives at her door to meet with her “Life”. Weird no? But then again she avoids the meeting. She is too busy tangled with the mess that is her life to meet with her life in the flesh.
The story is AMAZING! So sweet, so subtle, and putting aside the magic you can see the analogy they are making! Everyone can relate to it. I was so caught up in Lucy and her life “the guy and the life life” that I never wanted the story to end. I read it in two days because it was cannot-put-down good! Don’t miss it! Kudos to Cecelia for another great book. Definitely going on my bookshelf.(less)
I have just finished the 5th novel by Dorothy Koomson, one of my favourite authors… this book? Probably her 2nd best! and one of the best most touchin...moreI have just finished the 5th novel by Dorothy Koomson, one of my favourite authors… this book? Probably her 2nd best! and one of the best most touching ones i have read in a long long time.
You see, Dorothy has a unique writing style. She doesnt start from the begining and move forwards, she starts at some point in the story, with dreams and flashbacks and sudden memories that will piece up the puzzle of plot as you go on forwards.
and if you are like me, get sick of happy every one is in the clouds unrealistic endings, Dorothy will not disappoint. The endings of her novels are so realistic you would really identify with them even when u put the book down at last.
In Good Night, Beautiful. It tells the story about Nova, a 29 year old girl who is best friend and soulmate with Mal, a boy whom she grew up with with and faced everything in life with. Mal’s wife Steph cannot have children, so they convince Nova to become their surrogate and carry their child for them. Nova reluctantly agrees…
Until one day, stephanie finds an sms Mal has sent to Nova “Good Night, Beautiful!”
She freaks out, fearing that the Novas pregnancy will eventually mean Mal will fall in love with her. She sets about to changing Mal’s mind about the baby… and they both abandon Nova in her pregnancy… shutting her out of their lives for good, and letting her deal with the baby on her own…
and 8 years go by…
Not to ruin the book for you… the story is more interesting 8 years afterwards…(less)
I squealed, I literally squealed when I saw the new book of Dorothy Koomson lying there, within my fingers reach. I picked it up, I hugged it to my ch...moreI squealed, I literally squealed when I saw the new book of Dorothy Koomson lying there, within my fingers reach. I picked it up, I hugged it to my chest, and I couldn’t wait till I was in bed to start flipping through.
Now that i have finished reading it… i have to say i was glued to the pages… i wanted to flip to the end and read what happened. The only thing i didn’t like is the ending… i love Dorothy’s books for her unsual realistic endings but in this book though the ending was unsual as always it was… well… i still felt i needed closure! It felt as if there is more to the book but it was left out, chopped off… i don’t know i wanted more of an ending to be frank…
It is still a great book to read! Not her best one though. (less)
Fresh out of the press comes the latest book by Jojo Moyes: Me before You. The story about Louisa who was very comfortable in her small town working a...moreFresh out of the press comes the latest book by Jojo Moyes: Me before You. The story about Louisa who was very comfortable in her small town working as a waiter in a small cafe and dating an OK guy for 7 years when suddenly she loses a job and the only thing left for her to do is to become a carer for a quadriplegic Will who had an accident a few years back that stripped him from everything good in his life.
How was the book? Well it was quite interesting and really good. It is also very very depressing. You keep thinking, rather hoping, that Will might suddenly start moving again to end his suffering but its not that kind of book. The book is about suffering, humiliation, dependency, and looking at a life time of extreme pain.
It also raises a very important aspect regarding assisted suicide to end the suffering of a terminal-illness patient. It provides some insight into the matter and two different opinions, a pro and a con. Its like a debate without conclusion, it is left for the reader to decide, nothing is pushed upon you.
Even though the book is depressing it is also quite fun and funny. Given that a man in a wheelchair starts showing his carer how to live her life and broaden her horizons when she has been stuck in her place forever given its her comfort zone. It is quite long at 480 pages but its filled with both good and bad moments.
Now would I recommend it? This book is only for the strong hearted. If you are a squeamish reader who cannot take page after page of illness and pain. Or if you are, like me, plagued by fear of illness and ocd and your imagination usually runs wild in bad scenarios, then this book is not for you. I barely handled reading it the first time. I don't think I can do it again(less)
Do you know the kind of book where you will read, then get hooked on and want to finish quickly just because you want to know what happens? and when y...moreDo you know the kind of book where you will read, then get hooked on and want to finish quickly just because you want to know what happens? and when you remember you have the book you feel really happy?
I read the book in Two days. I read it at stop lights, at the dining table, trying to sleep or just as I woke up. Its amazing and heart wrenching. The story of two lovers who where playing Tom & Jerry and couldn’t meet in the middle. It is so good It won the award of the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) Romantic Novel of the Year 2010.(less)