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What I’ve Read Lately #2

I’m so incredibly happy to report that my reading bug is back and stronger than ever. Over the past month, I’ve been reading every spare minute I have and loving every minute of it. Reading is one hobby that I’m so happy I fell in love with from an early age. I remember back in the day my cousin and I used to obsess over the Mary-Kate and Ashley books and stay up late reading them with a flashlight under…

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“A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini

Have you ever found one of those books that you just know is going to move you? A Thousand Splendid Suns is that for me. You may remember a few months back I read Khaled Hosseini’s debut novel, The Kite Runner. I knew that The Kite Runner was infamous for being heart wrenching, life changing and eye opening, but, you guys, A Thousand Splendid Suns is that and so much more. Set in Afghanistan and spanning decades, the story follows the lives of two girls, Mariam…

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What I’ve Read Lately

Apparently I’ve caught the reading bug. Instead of bringing you a review of one book this month I’m actually bringing you a combined review of 5!!! How in the hell I read 5 books since I last did my Book Review feature I will never know! The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan This is a compilation of short stories and essays. The author, Marina Keegan, was a student at Yale University. A natural poet and writer, Marina’s personal essay “The…

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“The Miniaturist” by Jessie Burton

I was sitting there thinking “why the hell am I still reading this book!?” No, I’m not talking about The Miniaturist. I am, in fact, talking about the overly hyped The Goldfinch. Without going into too much detail, I just didn’t get it. I bought it back in August and dipped in and out forcing myself to trooper on because “ohmigod it’s amazing”. Ummm… No. Lesson learned: Don’t read 650 pages of a book purely because “the ending is incredible”. They lied.…

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Why You Should Read: The Happiness Project

Are you ready to be inspired? I’d be lying if I said The Happiness Project wasn’t a huge inspiration for me to grab 2015 by the balls, be brave and change my life this year. I first heard about The Happiness Project last year when Ingrid Nilsen featured it in one of her monthly favourites videos. At first, I was really interested, but shied away as it came from the dreaded “self-help” genre – aren’t self help books for people who are…

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