… And a happy new year? By Holly Bourne

“Evie, Amber and Lottie are having a new year party to remember. For the first time since leaving college, all three girls are back together. It’s time for fun and flirting, snogs and shots. (And not tears or tantrums or terrible secrets) Because everything’s going great for these girls – Spinster Club for ever! Right?”

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 

This book is the final part of the spinster series and I was so happy to get the chance to read it. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know just how much I loved the spinster series and this book was the perfect ending. It’s shorter than the three books that came before it so I was able to read it in just over a day. I found it a really enjoyable read and getting closure to where the girls have ended up. If you’ve read the first three books of the spinster series this book is definitely worth reading.

Have you read And a happy New Year? Or any of the spinster club series? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Abbie. X

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

You will be punished…
Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.
But then Celestine encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found flawed.

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Ink by Alice Broadway 

Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever. When Leora’s father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever. She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos removed and made into a Skin Book to stand as a record of his good life. But when she discovers that his ink has been edited and his book is incomplete, she wonders whether she ever knew him at all”

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Blogger book book #10: Summer romance

Hi everyone! Welcome to another book book prompt. I don’t think I can say enough how much I love being a part of this every month. I just love reading anyway and I one sharing my reads. So I won’t lie, I’ve cheated a little for this month’s post as I actually read a romance novel last month that I finished just as this prompt was announced.

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Blogger book nook #9: Time machine

Hi everyone! Another month, another book nook prompt. This month was actually Abbey’s birthday month so she chose her favourite genre – historical fiction. I won’t lie, if I had to say what genre I read the least I would say historical fiction. I did want to take part in this prompt, although you will see from my review that I’ve not become a convert. I have read a couple of historical fiction novels and had mixed reviews. I tried to read the book thief a couple of years ago but I couldn’t even finish it because I just couldn’t get into it.

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Simon versus the homo sapiens agenda by Becky Albertalli

“Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

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Blogger book nook #8: Murder in the library

Hi everyone! Welcome to another book nook post. One reason I love the blogger book nook is that it takes me out of my reading comfort zone, and this did exactly that. This month’s prompt was murder in the library and I have to admit I did struggle with it. There were quite a few books I could have chosen but I had a hard time choosing, so much so I didn’t think I would be reading a book for this month’s prompt. However, I did eventually settle with What I couldn’t tell you by Faye Bird.

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What’s a girl gotta do by Holly Bourne

“HOW TO START A FEMINIST REVOLUTION:

1. Call out anything that is unfair on one gender

2. Don’t call out the same thing twice (so you can sleep and breathe)

3. Always try to keep it funny

4. Don’t let anything slide. Even when you start to break…

Lottie’s determined to change the world with her #Vagilante vlog. Shame the trolls have other ideas…”

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Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

OH. MY. GOD.

So if you have read my blog recently, you will know how much love I have for the spinster club series and Holly Bourne in general. One thing I love about the series is how the three girls, Evie, Amber and Lottie are unique to each other but also compliment each other too. I love that although you could read the three books on their own without reading the other two, parts of the other girls stories carry on into the other books so you can read them in order and feel satisfied by it.

In terms of this book in particular, I just loved it. One thing I loved particularly about this book is the feminism. All of the books have been orientated around feminism with them creating the spinster club in am I Normal Yet but the plot is solely around feminism and particularly activism which I just love. I love that Lottie is so invested in this project but also how it is a realistic it was in terms of activism and how it can lead to burnout. I honestly can’t recommend this series enough. I can’t wait to read the novella that Holly wrote to tie up the series.

Have you read what’s a girl gotta do? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Abbie. X