My favourite reads 2016

I absolutely love getting lost in a good book, I find it such a relaxing way to switch off from the outside world for a while – I think it’s important to do that. I spend so much time on my phone or laptop, and it’s important to make the time to get away from that and relax in a digital-free way. Today I wanted to share with you my favourite books I’ve read this year for pleasure – so I hope you enjoy.

Candice Bushnell – Killing Monica: This book really isn’t what you might expect from the title. I really didn’t know what to think of this, but because I recognised the author as the same who wrote sex and the city I was optimistic. This was one of those books that had me sat on the edge of my seat, and unable to put it down. Each chapter was left on a cliffhanger and I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. 

Candice Bushnell – Sex and The City: After watching all the tv episodes and films more times than I care to admit, I thought it was about time that I read the book. Although fairly old, this book is an absolute classic. I wouldn’t say I enjoyed it more than the tv episodes, but I still thought it was great. This was my holiday read back in the summer, and it accompanied me on days lounging around by the pool.

 Lauren Weisberger – Last Night at Chateau Marmont: Similar to my thoughts about Killing Monica, I was optimistic about this book before reading it because it’s by the same author who wrote both Devil wears Prada, and Revenge Wears Prada which I thought were fantastic books. This didn’t quite reach up to them, but it was an enjoyable read. I would say it shared similar themes, romance, relationship drama, and celebrity culture. So, I would say if you’ve ever read Devil wears Prada then you’d most likely enjoy this one too.  

Vicky Pattison – Nothing But the Truth: I actually got this just before Christmas last year, but it’s taken me until almost the same time this year to actually read it. When it comes to auto-biographies, not everyone is a fan, and of course it depends on who you’re interested in. But I really like Vicky, and I found this book down to earth, genuine, and gripping. I read the whole thing so quickly, it was one of those books that I literally couldn’t put down. I love reading about people’s stories, I find it so interesting. 

Vicky Pattison – A Christmas Kiss: I bought this in November, I saw it on the shelf in WH Smiths and I just couldn’t resist – and that was mainly due to the fact it has the word Christmas in the title – a festive read was something I really wanted. I’ve been loving to have this accompanying me on train journeys, or as a break away from my university assignments. It’s got a mixture of humour and romance, whilst being easy to read and relatable.

I was given the new Miranda Hart Book – Peggy and Me for Christmas – and I’m so excited to start reading that in the New Year. What have your favourite reads been of 2016?

Shelley x


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