Monday, 5 April 2021

Reading Round Up 2021 #14

 Hello all you fellow bookish people. 

This weeks reading round up is going to be a short one I'm afraid. We've started to decorate our house and stripping wallpaper has taken over my life.

Unfortunately, so much so that I only managed to read two books all week. 

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And one of those was a re-read for a read-a-long.

I am going to share my thoughts with you anyway and try to read a bit more this coming week but lets be honest, any pages read is good isn't it.


The Wild Girls by Phoebe Morgan 5 out of 5 stars

It’s been years since Grace, Felicity, Alice and Hannah were together – The Wild Girls, as they were once called, are no longer so wild. Alice has settled with a new baby and partner. Hannah is now a teacher. Grace has gone to ground. Only Felicity seems to have the same spark she once had.

And now Felicity has invited them all on the weekend of a lifetime – a mini-break in South Africa to celebrate her birthday, a chance to put that night two years ago behind them, when things went so very wrong between them, and their bomb-proof friendship was shattered for ever.

But on arriving at the luxury safari lodge, a feeling of unease settles on Grace, Hannah and Alice. Felicity isn’t there to meet them. There’s no sign of the party she promised. The awful phone signal means that they are on their own, in the wild…

It’s a weekend with a difference. But who is hunting who?

                                                                                                                                                                           

An all expenses paid trip abroad with some of your best friends. Now that's living the dream, right?

This is a deliciously dark and worrisome read.

The Wild Girls took me to a place that I wasn't expecting to go!

What I thought would be a journey of discovery and redemption turned into something quite murderous.

Secrets and lies catch up with a group of four women, all of which crave something more from the lives that they are currently living. But what they find waiting for them in beautiful lodge in the middle of nowhere is actually the stuff of nightmares.

As things that they thought were buried come to the surface, what transpires is not what any of them were imagining.

Frightening friendships.

Passions and obsessions take over in the tale of betrayal and deception. The Wild Girls will have you questioning just who you can trust.


Another Life by Jodie Chapman 5 out of 5 stars

She could be the girl dancing on tables one night, and the next she'd be hiding in the shadows.

Just when I thought I understood her, she would melt away and become a completely new person, and I'd have to start all over again.

That's how it was with Anna.

                                                                                                                                                                           

I had the joy of reading this book again this week for a read-a-long over on Instagram last week.

This is in my top 3 favourite books of the year so far and I think it may well stay there.

You can read my full review here as I also had the pleasure of joining the blog tour for this emotional novel.


I'm currrently engrossed in Claire Fuller's novel Unsettled Ground. What are you reading recommendations for the week ahead?

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