I seem to have fallen off the track with reading quite a bit this month, perhaps I’ve been preoccupied with other things but I’ve managed to get through a few books which have been on my to-read list for ages. I definitely need to push to pick things up a notch in May.
First up is the dual autobiography ‘Him and Me’ but Jack and Michael Whitehall. I absolutely love Jack Whitehall and I think the dynamic he has with his dad is hilarious and the book totally works. The pair have chapters each where they talk about situations during their lives etc and there are some annotations from the other person throughout which adds to the humour. I’ve had this book for a few years and started it more times than I care to admit so I am so happy that I finished reading it the whole way through and it’s such an interesting and funny book.
Next up was another girlie chick lit book ‘A Girls Best Friend’ by Lindsey Kelk. I am a massive fan of Lindsey’s books and have read a lot of them already and this one follows on from another book of hers following Tess through her struggle of losing two men she loves from her life and leaving her career in advertising to go with her passion of photography. You don’t really need to have read the previous book but it does help so you know the relationships between the characters which appear. I really enjoyed this book and although it was quite an easy read (aka holiday reading) it was really interesting and had me hooked.
Next up I read perhaps the most pointless book but it did make me laugh: ‘Tinder Fails’ by Tom Phillips is pretty much a book which is like a large Buzzfeed article, and I did read it in about half an hour. It might count as a proper book but it was funny with plenty of tinder fails from bad jokes to revealing too much. There’s also bits about what you expect to get versus reality, what a profile picture really means and a whole host of other things. If you need a quick laugh then this is a great book to read.
The final book which I managed to get through was ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ which is a collection of short love stories by various authors including some of my favourites who I have read full lengths by. I usually don’t go for short stories but this book was just what I needed. I took it with me when I went away for my bank holiday weekend and I found it great as it was really easy to just read one short story and stop and start as opposed to not knowing which chapter to finish on.