7 Books I’ve Read and Loved Recently…

7 Books I’ve Read and Loved Recently…

I’ve always loved to read and I love a good book recommendation from someone. I have a list on my phone and I add any recommendations to it, so that I have my next few books all lined up to read.

I thought it would be nice to share with you 7 books that I’ve read and loved recently, in case anyone else loves a book recommendation.

Friend Request by Laura Marshall

This book is described as ‘The most addictive psychological thriller you’ll read this year’ and I have to agree with this. It had me gripped from the start and also a little scared to read on. Because it talks about Facebook and having a stalker and it all felt, very real life. It all begins with Louise receiving a friend request on Facebook from a school friend who has been dead for 25 years. Someone that Louise has tried not to think about during this time, but has always been in her unconscious mind. It takes you on a path and has an unexpected twist at the end. One that I did not see coming!

The Cows by Dawn O’Porter

The Cows is about three woman, Tara, Camilla and Stella, all very different women, with different lives and a different life to live. Yet they come together when you would least expect it. Camilla is a successful blogger and I could relate to her saying that blogging has given her a voice. This book had me laughing out loud, especially Tara with her search for a partner. There were moments, I was wiping away the tears and the book definitely finishes with a bang and you will understand why the strap line to the book is…Don’t Follow The Herd!

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

This book is heart-wrenching and one that I could not put down. Maddy is allergic to everything in the world, just stepping outside her sterile sanctuary that she calls home could kill her. But life for Maddy changes when Olly moves next door, she suddenly realises there is more to life and that first love, is worth the risk. A big risk, to risk everything, literally everything to see where it could lead. Maddy and Olly are a couple that will have you cheering them on, they are so sweet together. The ending was unexpected and not how I thought the story was going to go. Just writing this now, makes me wish I could read this book again, it was that good.

Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher

I’ve loved all of Giovanna’s books and I couldn’t wait to read this one. Lizzy has been with Ian for 10 years, every birthday, Christmas, holiday she dreams that this will be the moment Ian asks her to marry him. On a holiday to Dubai, she is convinced this is the moment and her dream is about to come true. Instead she leaves Dubai with no ring, no boyfriend and wondering what her future will look like. She finds herself back in her bedroom at her parents house. As she looks through her old belongings from life before Ian, she starts to wonder who Lizzy really is and did she just mould herself into Ian’s girlfriend. The book takes you through Lizzy finding who she really is. It is warm, funny and I just loved the characters in this book.

The Note by Zoe Folbigg

I LOVED this book! This book is for hopeless romantics, that loves once in a lifetime love stories. Maya is on her usual commuter train to London when her life changes, Maya immediately knows that he is the one. Every day is the same, he sits with his head in a book and she dreams of the life they will have together. Maya calls him Train Man to her friends and one day she plucks up courage to pass him a note asking him out for a drink. This is when the story starts and you will find yourself getting frustrated at missed opportunities. It will remind you that taking a chance, can change everything.

This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay

Adam Kay was a junior doctor for many years, working 97 hour weeks, dealing with life and death situations. Adam shares with us is hilarious accounts of life as a junior doctor, where the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Adam scribbled diary notes for years, after long shifts and shares it all with us now in this no-holds barred account of his time working for the NHS. It both hilarious and heartbreaking, it will have you crying with laughter and with crying with sadness. And you will definitely know more than you will want to know about life in a hospital.

Fake Friends by Jane Fallon

When one person is your, best friend, soulmate, confidante and backstabber. Amy thought she knew everything about her best friend Melissa, but she also thought she was about to marry the man of her dreams. Until a surprise trip back home to London, when her finance Jack isn’t home, but its clear another woman has been living in their flat. That moment she realises that other woman is Melissa. Amy has lost her home, her finance and her best friend all in one go. Most people would confront them there and then, but not Amy. She decides to get her own back. Its a compulsive read and one that won’t disappoint.

I hope you enjoyed this post and hopefully found some new books to add to your reading list. If you have any book recommendations for me, please do leave them in the comments.



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  1. 13/02/2019 / 14:32

    Thanks for the recommendations! I loved Adam Kay too but I haven’t read the rest of them so I’m going to check back next time I need to buy a book, I like the sound of Friend Request. I’ve just read Little Fires Everywhere which was really good and now I’m reading the Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder which I’m hoping to get into properly soon. It has great reviews but I haven’t managed to properly get into it just yet.

  2. 13/02/2019 / 15:03

    These look like some great recommendations. Im keen to give Everything Everything a try, she seems like me 😛

  3. 14/02/2019 / 06:57

    I am going to try and read some more books this year! One would be an improvement on last year. I like the sound of most of these but I think I would probably opt for Fake Friends. If you were going to choose one which one would it be?

    • 14/02/2019 / 13:58

      Can I pick 2? They would be Everything Everything and The Note! Loved them both so much x

  4. 14/02/2019 / 18:23

    I absolutely loved the Cows by Dawn O Porter – need to read some of her other books

  5. 14/02/2019 / 21:59

    I love ‘this is going to hurt’, having previously worked for the NHS I could understand where he was coming from. So funny!

  6. Margaret
    15/02/2019 / 11:32

    Laura thank you so much for listing, not a book, but SEVEN books. I’m not on Facebook, but I liked the tale of Friend Request and The Note , thank you so much for adding to my book list.