Turtles All The Way Down, Uncommon Type and I Heart Forever Book Reviews


Hello beauties, 
Happy Sunday! How is your weekend going? 
Last night I finished my Everwood binge. I remember watching the show as a kid and loving it so I decided to re-watch the series. It's even better than I remembered. Such great storylines and amazing character development. I definitely recommend adding it to your binge list. 
Today I'm finally reviewing some of the books I've read since being back from holiday. Sorry, it's taken a while, but you know how life gets. Before I get started I just want to say a special thanks to Penguin for gifting me Turtles All The Way Down and Uncommon Type. 

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green: Those familiar with John Green will understand my excitement when it was announced he was writing another book. Imagine my utter delight when Turtles All The Way Down appeared on my desk. Let's just say I let out a very loud, teenage-like squeal. Turtles All The Way Down tells the story of 16-year-old Aza who is struggling with frequent intrusive and irrational thoughts (John has admitted that Aza's illness is based on his own obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders). Aza, along with her best friend Daisy learn of a large reward for information leading to a missing billionaire. Aza is prompted to revive an old friendship with the man's son, Davis. A boy she met at age 11 but hasn't spoken to since. Davis' dad, has recently done a runner after he was about to become the defendant in a few lawsuits. His company offers a $100,000 reward for information... leading Daisy and Aza on a Veronica Mars-like mission. It soon works and Aza and Davis' new friendship leads to a budding romance....
That's all I'll leave you with as I really don't want to give away too much. I loved reading this, it was such a delight. I devoured it in one sitting as I really didn't want to put it down. Some pages read so beautiful, I found myself reading things over and over again. 


"Anybody can look at you. It's quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.”
RRP $29.99. Available at Whitcoulls, Paper Plus and all good book stores. 

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks: Uncommon Type is a collection of seventeen short stories. I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed this - some stories more so than others. Particularly the story about Hollywood press junkets. I could hear Tom's voice as I read and I found him in all of the characters. Their mannerisms and dry wit were exactly how I imagine Tom to be. I'm not sure he set out for the characters to be like that - but I really did enjoy it. The chapters are the perfect length to read before bed or as a quick break in the afternoon. They all end pretty happily - it was almost like a guilty pleasure. I really recommend picking up a copy or gifting one to your mum or dad for Christmas. 
RRP $29.99. Available at all good book stores. 

I Heart Forever by Lindsey Kelk: Long time readers will know that I love Lindsey. I think she is so rad. I've read all her books, listen to her podcast and am obsessed with her twitter (okay, I know, I sound like a stalker - I promise I'm not!). Anyways... I was so excited when I found out there was going to be another book in the I Heart Series. I am way too emotionally invested in Angela Clark's life, but I don't care! I Heart Forever picks up with Angela's husband, the dreamy Alex packing up to go traveling, leaving Angela behind to get up to her usual ways; causing chaos anywhere and everywhere. I love how the female friendships continue to grow in I Heart Forever and Angela's career struggles are portrayed so well, however, that ending.... I need more and I need it now! 
RRP $19.95. Available at Whitcoulls and all good book stores. 


xxx Hayley 






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