I have been reading loads lately and I’m always really eager to write up blog posts and review/share the books that I’ve been reading with you all. So here is a wee handful of books that I have read lately:
Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
I was sent this book to read from the fabulous Tabitha (@TabithaLoves_) as we are both big book lovers and have agreed to send one another books from time to time. Book swaps are so much fun: You often find that people send you something that you wouldn’t normally pick up yourself. It’s really interesting! ‘Remember Me?’ was such an enjoyable read. I had never read any of Sophie Kinsella’s books before so this was a first for me. In a nutshell, this book is about a girl called Lexi, who wakes up in a hospital and discovers that she has Amnesia and can not remember the past 3 years of her life. She remembers herself being not very popular, not very pretty and not very well-off. When she wakes up she has a rich husband, a fancy house, an expensive car and an incredible job. She can not believe her luck. As time goes on, Lexi begins to dislike this new lifestyle, and realises that this exquisite lifestyle isn’t really her; she wants her old life back. She begins to try and win back her old friends and tries to get some normality back in to her life. This is a very fast-paced, quirky and humorous read. I would highly recommend this book. I would rate this book a 4/5.
Trafficked by Sophie Hayes
This book received so many negative reviews on ‘GoodReads’ and I just can not fathom why; it is a story, from a brave young lady, who has been through an absolutely dreadful experience in life. She decided to share this unfortunate time from her past in order to help other people and open their eyes to the world we live in – is that really so bad? Sophie’s story is deeply saddening and extremely moving. She tells us about the life she lived before she was trafficked by the horrific ‘Kas’. She lived such a normal life up until this moment in her life: that is what makes it so terrifying – it could happen to anyone. She talks us through the abuse (both mental and physical) that Kas put her through whilst selling her on the streets. She goes in to detail about the things he put her through, people she met along the way and how she got away from the vile man that tried to ruin her life. We also learn about how Sophie has been picking up the pieces ever since and how she got the help she so desperately needed but never thought she would receive. I gave this book a 4/5 stars and will definitely be sending it on to someone else for them to read as I believe Sophie’s story should be heard by everyone.