Sunday, 25 June 2017

The Sunday Post #2

The Sunday Post is a 'meme' created by Kim over at caffinatedbookreviewer. I came across her blog a while back and absolutely fell in love with it so definitely go check it out. I decided that I would participate in this every week simply because it will help me not only keep track of my blog but also it will add more personal information about me for you. So without further ado, my second Sunday Post.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow : Book Review



Title  :  Girl In Pieces

Author  :  Kathleen Glasgow

Format  :  Paperback

Length  :  412 Pages

Rating  :  ★ ★ ★ ★

Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she’s already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget. The broken glass washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. You don’t have to think about your father and the river. Your best friend, who is gone forever. Or your mother, who has nothing left to give you.

Every new scar hardens Charlie’s heart just a little more, yet it still hurts so much. It hurts enough to not care anymore, which is sometimes what has to happen before you can find your way back from the edge.


First, I want to start off by saying I absolutely loved this book and would probably give it a 4.5 stars more so than 4. 

This book follows a girl named Charlotte who starts off in a ward for mental people. This book deals with mental health issues and has some graphic self harming scenes. It also deals with different types of addictions such as drug and alcohol. Charlie starts off mute within the book, but at this is written in first person you know what she's thinking and feeling. After the first couple of chapters Charlie begins to find her voice. She gets discharged and is back in the real world and so the story begins. 

I loved how you got to not only see parts of Charlie's present but learn her past throughout the novel by her having mini flashbacks etc. You get so involved with the characters you are learning about yet you've never even met them. All the characters within this book were so unique and different from each other with was great. I thought the story flowed well and each character was there for a specific reason no matter how big or small. 

This book also reminded me of a mixture between The Color Purple and Girl Interrupted. It was brutal yet so captivating I just couldn't get enough. I even read this in the car on the way to work for an hour which is a big thing for me considering I get car sick when I'm in the back of a car haha!

Anyway, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in mental health or in coming of age stories in general. It was definitely a winner for me. However I would not recommend if you have issues with self-harm or drug/alcohol addiction. 


Thursday, 22 June 2017

RIP IT OR SHIP IT : TAG

So the Rip It or Ship It tag was created by emmmabooks whereby you write down characters names from books you have read and pull two out at random. You then read the two names and decide whether you would rip them or ship them. For this I am going to be classing ship and not only friendship but relationship or any type of relationship that humanly possible haha. 

 You by Caroline Kepnes charcters

Joe   |  Beck   |  Peach


ACOTAR by Sarah J. Maas characters

Feyre  |  Rhysand  |  Tamlin


Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi characters

Juliette  |  Adam  |  Warner


Baby Doll by Hollie Overton characters

Lily  |  Abby  |  Rick


Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris characters

Jack  |  Grace   


Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Top 5 Wednesday #12



Favourite "unlikeable" protagonists
'People always tear down unlikeable protagonists. But tell us the ones you pulled for!'

Monday, 19 June 2017

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins


Title  :  Isla and the Happily Ever After

Author  :  Stephanie Perkins

Format  :  Paperback

Length  :  375 Pages

Rating  :  ★ ★ ★










Sunday, 18 June 2017

The Sunday Post #1


The Sunday Post is a 'meme' created by Kim over at caffinatedbookreviewer. I came across her blog a while back and absolutely fell in love with it so definitely go check it out. I decided that I would participate in this every week simply because it will help me not only keep track of my blog but also it will add more personal information about me for you. So without further ado my first Sunday Post... 

Me and my boyfriend have recently been going to the cinema a lot lately which is big for me considering I hate the cinema. We most recently went to watch, Baywatch, The Mummy and The Pirates of the Caribbean : Dead Men Tell No Tales. Baywatch = Rubbish. The Mummy = Pretty decent. Pirates of the Caribbean = Didn't live up to my expectations. At the start of this week I spend a lot of my time and effort planning different posts for my blog in order to get back into it again. It's safe to say I've missed this so much. 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Today I have work. Been working 12 hour shifts so haven't had a lot of time for my reading. In Westonbirt there has been a concert from Thursday until Today (which is where I', working). Thursday was Elbow, Friday was Olly Murs who was not too bad actually, Yesterday was Rick Astley which I really freaking enjoyed and today will be Craig David. It been a hard couple of days but the weathers been nice and considering I'm outside, I'm not complaining. 

Also Happy Fathers Day!!


Last Week On My Blog

◭   Monthly Wrap - Up  :  May 2017
◮   Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine  :  Book Review
◭   Monthly TBR   :  June 2017
◮   Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth by Warsan Shire  :  Book Review

This Week On My Blog 

◭   Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow  :  Book Review
◮   Top 5 Wednesday  (Goodreads meme)
◭   Rip it or Ship it Tag
◮   The Sunday Post #2
◭   Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins  :  Book Review

New Arrivals To Chlo







Currently Reading 





Friday, 16 June 2017

Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth by Warsan Shire : Book Review


Title  :  Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth

Author  :  Warsan Shire

Format  :  Paperback

Length  :  37 Pages

Rating  :  ★ ★











This short book is actually a collection of different poems which are incredibly vivid. Now before anyone judges me of my harsh rating hear me out...

I understand that these collection of poems are no doubt, beautifully crafted. There is also no doubt that this book makes you feel crazy amount of emotions. However it made me feel uncomfortable!! Don't get me wrong, I totally understand that it's supposed to make you feel almost uncomfortable and with that it shows great skill in writing, but I just didn't enjoy it.

These poems failed to leave anything with me other than the un-comfortableness of what I was reading. I'm not one to become uncomfortable when reading any type of book and this is actually the first time it's happened. Regardless of my harshness of this I would still recommended it to anyone who is even remotely interested in this simply because I would love to know if there are others who think the same as me.