Sophie’s Summer Book Club #1

With the long period of time I have off for Summer, I really want to have a couple of series going on, one of them being a Book Club. Every so often, I will write up a post giving my opinion of a collection of books I have recently read. Here’s the first group…(I promise no spoilers.)

summer 2The first book I picked up this Summer was ‘Me Before You‘ by Jojo Moyes. If you have no idea what this book is about (which is probably very unlikely) its been made into a movie. So instead of me trying to explain and just not doing this beautiful book justice, feel free to watch the trailer. This has definitely got to be one of my all time favourite books, the storyline is completely different to anything I’ve read. I am scared to watch it in Cinema just in case it doesn’t live up. However, I would rate this book 9/10, it is amazing but in my defence it takes a lot to make a book 10/10 for me.

summer 3The next book I read was ‘Go set a Watchman‘ by Harper Lee. I will be completely honest when I say this is a very intellectual read compared to the writing of other books I pick up. But nonetheless, I loved it, I found it so inspiring and could completely relate to the characters thought process, although with different issues at mind. Because if you don’t know this book is set in America in the 1950’s during the Civil Rights. It’s about a woman who returns home and soon realises changes that’s been made because of the progressing world she lives in. I read this book in a day and I would rate it 8/10. Personally, I adored the book, I just would have hoped for a better ending, a solution should I say,  without spoiling anything.

summer 1Finally, I finished this book yesterday which is ‘The Dress Shop Of Dreams‘ by Menna Van Praag. I started reading this book completely blinded not knowing what to expect and it did surprise me in the sense that I ended up really enjoying it. To summarise, its about a young woman who has so far cut off all emotions until she starts investigating her parent’s death. Along the way, her heart begins to open and with her Grandmother’s help she solves the case not just with her parents but in love too. I would rate this book 7/10, I couldn’t put this book down although at the start I found it difficult to keep up with the numerous characters involved. It may have just been me, but it wouldn’t stop me recommending this to anyone.

Hope you enjoyed this post. I know that I’ll be reading a plethora of books during the Summer so I thought this would be the perfect set of posts. Comment down below, any suggestions of books you’d like me to read. Or any of the three books you might have read, what did you think of them? It’s one of my favourite things having a discussion with someone about a book I’ve read.

Love, Sophie

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