To start the year off I read some amazing novels this month including bestselling authors and authors I’ve previously read and loved. There were 2 fictions that had an occurring theme of Fashion, my favourite kind: historical fiction and a thriller, so 4 altogether. Each were enjoyable in their own way and it’s safe to say I remember them all clearly so that must be a good sign right? I feel as though when reading some of them that I was in the middle of a Netflix series they were that good!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I got this one for Christmas and absolutely loved it. This was the historical fiction I mentioned so you probably already guessed that I found it enjoyable. It’s a real page turner not making you want to put the book down at all. It’s based in the 1800’s and all about the theme of a magical circus, and from somebody who comes from a travellers background it was really, really interesting and fun to read about.
It shows themes of desperation, hope and wonderment and makes it feel as though you’re there watching the scenes take place in real life. The plot is unique and definitely similar in the sense of mystery to all the other historical fantasy fictions I’ve read before. It is beautifully written and will make you want to read more from the author once you’ve finished.
The Promise by Katerina Diamond
I recently read ‘The Secret’ by Katerina Diamond so had very high expectations for this book and it’s safe to say it lived up to them. It includes a thrilling story from 3 different perspectives: a teenager who recently moved into the UK from America, and the 2 different detectives. It also has a very, very big plot twist in it that made it even more enjoyable. I knew from reading ‘The Secret’ how amazing Katerina Diamond’s books were but this novel has just reminded me all over again.
Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger
When you’re studying Fashion, it’s hard not to come across Lauren Weisberger because of her famous bestselling novel ‘The Devil wears Prada’ and it’s association with the Fashion industry. This is exactly the same, it gives an insight to what the main characters life is like working in Fashion PR. It has themes of love and betrayal and also quite a little twist towards the end. You learn to fall in love with the main character and start feeling sorry for her at times and relieved for her in others.
I wish I could just describe the whole narrative because I could literally talk about this book all day, I really feel like I’ve watched it in a movie form. It’s definitely a great girly read, one to read with the wine at a book club, if you’re into Fashion even in the slightest, I guarantee you you’ll love this.
Fresh Hell by Rachel Johnson
I first saw this when I was volunteering at the library last summer and always thought of picking it up because I recently visited Notting Hill at the time but kept forgetting. Until recently when I saw it again at my local book store. It’s a short read of almost 300 pages about a group of neighbours who live in and around Notting Hill in London. As you could imagine, these women all have money which makes it an interesting read to hear about all the different personal stories of the characters. I thought it was well written but there were times when I found it hard to carry on reading for the night.
Overall, this month I read some GREAT novels that I would recommend to you all! If you have any questions be sure to let me know any comments and besides that, thank you for reading!