Hi everyone! So recently Abbey and Tabitha created a blogger book club called blogger book nook. The idea behind it is to bring together bloggers who love to read through a facebook group where we can all share what we are reading and help motivate each other to meet our reading goals. Along side this, each month will have a theme with the idea being that we read a book around that theme and they provide questions that we can answer around that theme. So, this months theme is newness so I thought I would read Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern.
“Life is in two parts: who you were before you met her, and who you are after. A documentary crew discover a mysterious young women living alone in the mountains of West Cork. Strikingly beautiful she has an extraordinary talent for mimicry, like the famous Australian Lyrebird. The crew, fascinated, make her the subject of her story, and bestow the nickname upon her. When they leave, they take Lyrebird with them back to the city. But as she leaves behind her peaceful life to learn about a new world, is she also leaving behind a part of herself? For her new friend Solomon the answer isn’t clear. When you find a rare and precious thing, should you share it – or protect it…”
So I chose this book because I have been reading books by Carrie Hope Fletcher and she has been compared to Cecelia Ahern so I just knew I had to pick one of her books up and I saw this particular title and was drawn to it. I have to say that I absolutely loved it! If I had to describe it, I would say it’s a mix between romance and fantasy. However, the fantasy side of it isn’t too far fetched, which is what I really enjoy about it. I absolutely fell in love with Laura and was so drawn into the story. There were also a few plot twists that keep the story interesting and not too cheesy or generic.
I don’t think I can rave about this book enough, it just left me wanting more. It didn’t necessarily end with a happily ever after, it just kind of ended on a bit of a happy note but also knowing Laura’s story was still going on. I also particularly liked Laura and Solomon’s relationship. It brought a romance element to it but not too much that I began to hate it. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone and I can’t wait to read another book by Cecelia Ahern.
Q1) Do you like trying new authors or do you stick to old favourites? Why? – For me its kind of a mixture of both. I love to read different authors and more often than not I will read a book by an author I have never read before but if I love the authors enough I will definitely want to read more books by them!
Q2) How do you usually find out about new authors? Reading blog reviews? Advertisements? Recommendations from friends? – Usually I will find out about new authors from other people, so if someone I know has read a book by an author I have never read before and they say they have enjoyed it I will often pick it up. I have also gotten recommendations from other book groups such as the girlgang book club.
Q3) Which new authors are on your TBR list at the moment? – I have been wanting to read Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Surprisingly I never actually read My sisters keeper so I do really want to read this one. I do actually have a copy of My sisters keeper but have never really been bothered about reading it. I read that Small Great Things is similar to to kill a mocking bird and I really enjoyed that book so this is one I definitely need to pick up at some point!
Q4) Have you come across a new author recently that you really didn’t enjoy reading? Which book was it and why didn’t it appeal to you? – A while back I started reading The book thief by Markus Zusak as I wanted to see the film but it just wasn’t my cup of tea at all. I just found it a bit slow going and I think it was the wrong kind of genre for me personally. I also read Catcher in the Rye and although I managed to read it to the end, it wasn’t my kind of book.
Q5) Which of your all-time favourite author’s books would you give to a friend who had never read their work before? – Ooh, I genuinely don’t know how to answer this one! I would recommend John Green to anyone who likes kind of coming of age/romance books. I would probably also recommend Jandy Nelson for anyone who likes books along the same line.
There you have it! Have you read Lyrebird or just any new authors in general recently? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.
Thanks for reading!