Book Review: Two By Two

I’m a sucker for a Nicholas Sparks book, I just can’t help myself. I always anticipate his newest books and I’m not ashamed to say that I find them so enjoyable and such lovely reads. He recently published a new novel called Two By Two and I actually listened to this through an audio book rather than actually reading it which was so different for me. 

At 32 Russell had the perfect life, a beautiful wife, Vivian and a fun loving 5 year old daughter, London. With his career booming and his family at it’s peak makes his life as perfect as ever. Until life comes along and changes everything he has ever known. Russel describes the problems he had facing his divorce to Vivian, his loss of job and the new venture with his business, which isn’t going well at all. 

I will admit, this isn’t the best book I have ever read (or listened to) by Nicholas Sparks but it wasn’t my least favourite. It started off slow within the first 5 chapters but eventually I begun to really enjoy the story and relationship between Russell and his daughter London. The story is very real and perfectly describes the issues couples and families face throughout their lives. It also focuses on Russell’s life as a single, newly divorced parent and how his life changed to create a comfortable and happy life for himself and his daughter. It was a lovely read, occasionally a little bland but something I could see myself reading again since it was so easy to follow, as are almost all of his books. 

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Reading List

I live for books.. literally live for them. I love nothing more than settling into bed with the smell of a new book lingering. Recently I’ve been looking for new books that I can’t wait to get my hands on and I thought I would share with you guys what books I hope to get soon.. or later. 

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 

My Not So Perfect Left by Sophie Kinsella 

Bossypants by Tina Fey 

Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham 

Two By Two By Nicholas Sparks 

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard 

Paris for One and Other Stories by JoJo Moyes 

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella 

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven 

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness 

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Book Review: See Me

Book review day is always my favourite, i’m an avid reader and I just love that I can share my love of books with you fantastic humans. This weeks review is on the new novel by Nicholas Sparks, called See Me. I’m a sucker for a Nicholas Sparks book and I’ll admit it, The Notebook was a complete heart breaker for me. However, this new novel is absolutely brilliant and totally captivating. I literally couldn’t put it down. I bought mine on my iBooks app for £3.99 but it’s available to purchase on Amazon for less than £5. Look here. I know that I say this for so many books but ugh, this one is brilliant.

Colin and Maria had totally different lives growing up. Colin had a troubled history with anger problems, PTSD and ADHD. The lack of support he had received at home allowed him to become a trouble child and got himself into serious issues with the police. Eventually, at the age of 25 he begun to turn his life around. Maria was the complete opposite, having been raised in a loving and supportive environment she had been able to finish college and become a qualified lawyer. Unexpectedly Colin and Maria come across each other and eventually fall in love. Early into their relationship Maria had begun to experience strange messages and violent threats which results in both Maria and Colin fearing for their lives and everybody they knew and loved.

This book was so unlike the other novels written by Nicholas Sparks, it wasn’t just a romantic love story it was a mystery. I often find most mystery books to be predictable and I’ve already figured out the plot half way through the book. Except this one, this book kept me on my toes and made me want more and more after every chapter. It’s full of emotions but it was such a thriller too!  Couldn’t love this book anymore, it’s brilliant and is definitely in competition with The Notebook. Thoroughly enjoyed.

If you liked this one, take a look at:

Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl, look here.

Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train, look here.

S, J. Watson – Before I Go To Sleep, look here.

Also, take a look at the other books written by Nicholas Sparks. They’re excellent! especially for those who love  romantic stories like me.

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