Hey! Today I’m back with another book post & in this post I’m going to be talking about all the books I’ve read so far this year, discussing them etc etc.
I’ve enjoyed reading this year & really gotten into fiction more, especially romances hehe. We gotta manifest it right? 😉 Anyway, I’ve read 7 books so far this year so let’s talk about them.
The Great Gatsby – F Scott. Fitzgerald
I’ve wanted to read Gatsby for the longest time, it’s been on my tbr for a good few years I’d say, it’s just one of those books that’s a classic, and I would lovee to go to a Gatsby themed party! Manifesting it, calling it in. But anyway, towards the end of 2021 a colleague kindly lent me the book so I finally got to read it and to be honest, I didn’t love it. Here are some of my initial thoughts that I wrote down in my notes section after reading –
‘Vague ending. Interesting. Intriguing.
Interesting storyline. Not completely gripping but also you do want to see where it goes. Intriguing but not captivating. Definitely some type of charm to it.’
After googling reddit discussions / reviews etc for the film & book (the story in general) I definitely understood why it ended the way it did etc, how all of that makes sense in terms of the storyline and what it’s portraying (I don’t want to give any spoilers away or anyone’s thoughts but it definitely helped me to understand it more after reading others thoughts). I also watched the Leonardo film version and aw, I love that scene where he’s throwing his shirts about. To be honest, not my favourite book I’ve ever read. I think there’s some ironic twists in it definitely – SPOILER ALERT – what with Daisy being the one to kill her husbands mistress, how fitting that it should have been her. I’m glad I can say I’ve read it now, and hopefully I’ll get to attend my fun Gatsby themed party soon.
Fallen – Lauren Kate
Torment – Lauren Kate
So both of these books are part of the ‘Fallen’ series and they’re totally fantasy vibes – really cool as they discuss past lives etc and it’s interesting as when I was reading the first one ‘Fallen’, the non fiction book I was reading at the time was also about past lives – totally unintentional too that I ended up reading them around the same time, I didn’t know the ‘Fallen’ series delved into that. I also love that ‘Torment’ introduces the character Lilith because you know I love Lilith energy, working with the Goddess Lilith. She is amazing!!! Anyway, so I have read these books from the series so far and ‘Torment’ is definitely my favourite of the two. ‘Fallen’ had a gripping ending with a great shock factor (at least for me), although the shock I expected turned out to be different, so I was shocked for one reason then it turned out to be for another reason. Does that make sense? Like the twist I thought I was shocked by didn’t actually turn out to be the twist I thought it was but – gripping! I’m excited to read more.
Private – Kate Brian
Okay, I loved these books as a teen, as I mentioned in my recent book haul, I read the first two books from this series as a teen and I wanted to re-read them & read the rest of the series. ‘Private’, reading from an adults perspective, doesn’t hit quite the same and that’s fine because it’s not meant for me / my age as such (although you can obviously still enjoy it). I enjoyed these stories more when I was younger, whereas naturally I can’t relate now.
Many Lives Many Masters – Dr Brian Weiss
* SPOILERS IN THIS PARAGRAPH * Ah, I could talk about this book all day. So interesting, so fascinating, so much knowledge and insight gained from it. So much to learn from it! I think this is such a powerful, interesting, insightful book that we could all gain from reading. The talk of the subconscious mind etc – like when Dr Weiss mentions his surgery that he’s performed in the past and how Catherine remembers her surgeons talking whilst she was in surgery (put to sleep) and how it affected her in her waking life. SO INTERESTING and powerful. Highly recommend. Whether you believe in past lives or not, I still think there’s a lot to gain here from learning about the mind etc. Definitely recommend. Thank you Dr Brian Weiss!
The Love Hypothesis – Ali Hazelwood
Such a fun read. My friend lent me this & I am so grateful she did. One of the best books I’ve read in 2022 so far, I thoroughly enjoyed it. ‘The Love Hypothesis’ is the perfect romance novel, so dreamy! Definitely recommend!
Taking A Chance On Love – Erin Green
I mentioned in my recent book discussion post where I discussed books I purchased in a previous haul how I was planning on reading this & I did. This was a good, interesting romance novel with great storylines and interesting characters. An interesting concept too – the book is all about leap year proposals where the woman proposes to the man. Great for conversations & topic discussions. I liked this.
The Viscount Who Loved Me – Julia Quinn
I told you I’ve been all about the romance. I never intended to read the Bridgerton series having watched it on Netflix last year, I just thought I’d follow as the series went along however, my friend (the same legend who lent me ‘The Love Hypothesis’) kindly lent this book to me also (as well as gifting me some delicious pop tarts) and oh my – loved the book so much! Definitely recommend. I’m currently reading Book 3 of the Bridgerton series (An Offer From A Gentleman), and I can’t wait to read more. I’ll probably have a break from Bridgerton after book 3, but I’m definitely going to read more in the future. Love!
What have you read so far this year?
What’s your favourite read of 2022 so far?
What are you currently reading?
Have you read any of the same books as me?
Let me know in the comments below.
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I unfortunately have not read very much 😕 I set my goal for 25 books this year and I haven’t finished three yet lol.
The only book I’ve read from your list here is the great Gatsby. It was an ok read I would say. Nothing too out there. I had seen the movie prior to reading the book. I’m glad it stay fairly close to the book but eh the movie was more entertaining 😀