Book Bites ft. Louise Pentland, Carlie Sorosiak & Jennifer Mathieu

Here we are again. More reading has been done and reviews written in — fairly  quick succession. I say that, but I’m pretty sure I’ve read at least two point five more books since finishing these three, so I’m probably, definitely still behind. But anyway. Fabulous books? Turns out I’ve been reading them. I loved all of these quite a bit and, quite coincidentally, they actually go from a three start review to a four, followed by a five. The best until last (even though, duh, I loved them all, I already said that). Again, unintentional, I promise. Read them all. They’re all pretty special in their own ways and I’ll get onto exactly why right… now!

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‘When Dimple Met Rishi’ by Sandhya Menon

/5 stars

Published by Hodder & Stoughton!

Both Dimple and Rishi come from Indian families, but whilst Rishi is set on upholding the practicalities and traditions of arranged marriage, for Dimple holy matrimony could not be further down her list of priorities. With a place confirmed at Stanford University and her heart set on summer program, Insomnia Con, Dimple is ready to make her mark as a coder and meet her idol, Jenny Lindt. A marriage proposal, or even just love, isn’t on her radar. To be fair to Rishi, who’s focus is on the practicality of a union rather than the romantic side of things, love, it would seem, is not on his either. In fact, it’s the last thing both of them would expect.

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Book Bites ft. Nicola Yoon, Margaret Atwood and Maggie Harcourt

I’ve been pretty awful as of late at getting around to reviewing the books I’ve read. To the point where there are even some books I read last year, the reviews of which are sat, gathering dust, in my drafts. Unfortunately bad life events have taken precendence over blogging in general. I’ve also been reading some pretty meaty fantasy books and not making my way through them quite as quickly as I might usually. It’s both a good and bad thing; I’m savouring the stories nestled in the pages that little bit longer, but I’m also becoming pretty tardy with a blog I had thought I’d become quite good at escaping into. So, long story short: I’m here to try and give some quick and snappy reviews of some books I’ve read, both recently and not quite so recently, and offer up the praise they deserve (try being the optimal word — I am a certified rambler. Point and case.).

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‘Countless’ by Karen Gregory

/5 stars

Published by Bloomsbury!

Hedda is fading away, but a bucket list given to her by her passed friend from the unit means she has to ask herself a pretty big question. Can she put Nia, her eating disorder, on hold for nine months? Nine teeny tiny months for the sake of the baby. She’s already twenty-odd weeks gone, so really it’s not even that bad? Because it turns out one first time drunken fumble can lead to one very unexpected surprise. Still, Hedda doesn’t fathom quite what it’ll be like to hold her little girl for the first time, or how her feelings will grow for the boy in the flat next door, who has a penchant for gardening and cooking her food. Or how difficult it will be to relinquish control and just stop the constant counting.

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