Book Reviews | May Reads


Is it really book review time again already!? I can't believe that next month will mark the halfway point for my 2016 reading challenge. I'm doing pretty well so far and am on track to hit my target of 52 books, which isn't bad going at all. This month has been a good'un with some new picks and an old favourite. Here are my book reviews for May...

Bossypants - Tina Fey

I don't know why it has taken me so long to get round to reading this as I really LOVE Tina Fey, but boy am I glad that I did. As expected, this book had me laughing out loud regularly, and cheering along for all of Fey's kickass achievements. Amongst all the humour there are some really important lessons for women, especially those trying to drive a career in a male dominated environment. Definitely pick this one up if you're a big fan.

Ways To Live Forever - Sally Nicholls

Written from the point of view of a little boy battling leukemia, this novel is a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. It had me crying and smiling, and left me feeling very inspired - not bad for a book targeted at children and teenager. The storytelling was brilliant, and it really did leave me thinking about all of those big life questions - an uplifting read for anyone at any age.

In a Dark Dark Wood - Ruth Ware

I loved this book. It's the first time in a while that I have been so totally gripped by a book - I raced through it in a couple of days and found myself sitting down to read a few pages and still being in the same spot a few hours later! It's a real page turner that will keep you guessing with all of the twists and turns - if you enjoyed Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, then this is your next thriller. A perfect beach read to pop in the suitcase if you're heading off on holiday any time soon.

The Art of Being Brilliant - Andy Cope and Andy Whittaker

This is one of my favourite books ever - I try and re-read it at least every 6 months or so. It's all about the tools we can adopt to make us more positive, productive and happy and reading it always reminds of what is actually important in life and shakes me out of any negative habits I might have picked up. It's a really light hearted and fun, easy read that delivers a very powerful message and fresh perspective - I have bought copies for a few of my friends and family and they have all loved it too.

What have you been reading this month? I've got so many goodies on the list for this month too, so make sure you check back for June's reads.