Books I've been loving this month

Hello beauties!
I hope you're having a relaxing weekend. The weather is terrible in Auckland so I've been snuggled down inside catching up on New Girl and reading my new book by Chris Colfer, 'Stranger Than Fanfiction'.

I've read two incredible books this month. They are both the type of books that stay with you long after you've read them. There hasn't been a day since I finished them that I haven't thought about them. Keep reading below to check out my reviews.

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella:
26-year-old, Katie Brenner left her father's farm in Somerset determined to live her dream life in London. From her manipulated Instagram feed it looks like she has the perfect life to her family and Instagram followers.
Part of this is due to Katie's obsession with her boss, Demeter, who Katie thinks is living the most perfect life. In reality, Katie is struggling with her tight budget, strange roommates, her very long commute on the tube and tedious work assignments (no glamorous parties and restaurants like her followers think). Demeter's life isn't so great either - however, Katie doesn't know that yet.
Just as Katie begins to feel like her dreams are within her reach (potential love interest, better work tasks and new friends), she gets fired. Katie is left with no choice but to move back home to Somerset to help her father start a glamping business, only to have her two worlds collide. Demeter and her family book in for a holiday....

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know I love Sophie Kinsella. She did not disappoint with My Not So Perfect Life. I love the way she explored the disconnect between perception and reality in modern life. This has become a big discussion for my friends and I. You can't always believe what people post to Instagram - they are only showing you the version they want you to see. No one is perfect and Sophie portrays this beautifully.

I loved following along with Katie's ups and downs, she always had the best intentions which made me what to befriend her. I could really see us being great friends, which is so fun to read.  Sophie did such a great job showcasing a strong woman willing to put in the hard work to follow her dreams - even if some of the things she did was questionable, you still admired her.

I really recommend checking this out. I read this in two days because I couldn't put it down. 5/5. My Not So Perfect Life is available now at Whitcoulls, PaperPlus, The Warehouse and all other good book stores. RRP $37.00.

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon: 
"My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster." 

In anticipation for the movie coming out later this year, I have been itching to get my hands on Everything Everything. It did not disappoint. It's such a unique story and exactly what I needed to read at the time. Nicola Yoon has such a beautiful way of writing - it's almost poetic. The illustrations throughout the book (drawn by her husband) were so incredible. It really felt like I was transported into Madeline's world. When she steps outside for the first time, I was there with her, taking in the beauty of the most simple things. I don't want to say too much about the story as I don't want to give anything away. However, I will say that the twist was insane. I was not expecting it. Everything Everything will permanently have a small piece of my heart and I can't wait to read it over and over again.

5.5/5. Available now at Whitcoulls, PaperPlus, and all other good book stores. RRP $21.00

The movie comes out May 19th and I can't wait. You can watch the trailer here.

This was the perfect book to read while on holiday. I didn't even want to go explore the sights. I loved this so much as I finished it in one day. Could. Not. Put. It. Down.


  1. I guessed the twist for Everything, Everything and I felt so proud haha. That rarely happens. Both such great reads!

    1. Did you!? You should be so proud!!!
      I'm about sad now though because my other book doesn't seem as great now!