📚The “I should have read that” Book Tag📚


Hey guys, and welcome to a book tag on What Em’s Reading! I found this particular one on Pinterest and I was SO excited to do it, so here we goooo…

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read. One of my friends had been pestering me for AGES to read The Woman in Black, mainly because she had read it and got totally freaked out so wanted to see if I had the same reaction :)))

A book that has been on your TBR forever and you still haven’t picked it up. Okay, I feel attacked by this question! Definitely The Green Mile by Stephen King, it’s like an OG book that has been on my list since I started this blog.

A book in a series you’ve started by haven’t got round to finishing yet. I don’t really have any of these at the moment, I’m reading a lot of standalone books.

A classic you’ve always liked the sound of but never read. Most of them??? I’m so bad at reading classics, I’m always really keen but then I end up picking up something else!

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read. The Fault in our Stars, I’ve never read this and I don’t think I want to either, but when it first came out the world and it’s mother had read it…

A book that inspired a film/tv adaptation that you really loved but just haven’t read yet. Dr Sleep by Stephen King, I think I skim read this about 10 years ago so I need to properly read it.

A book you see all over Instagram but still haven’t read. I don’t use Instagram for books, I find it quite a toxic place to be so I just tootle along at my own pace and read what I wanna read!

Ahhh this tag was so much fun to do, I’m so glad I found it on Pinterest! Let me know what your answers might be in the comments.

Em xxx

Schooled, Piper Lawson – A Review. [SPOILERS].

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Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m going to review a free Kindle book that I got from the Kindle library, it’s Schooled by Piper Lawson.

Wowwww, where to start?! I read through this book so fast and it left me wanting for more, to keep the story going. I really enjoyed it. 

On the whole, the main storyline of the book was predictable with regards to the whole forbidden love and the best friends brother type thing. But, there were other aspects that made this book so enjoyable, that you could almost look past the overdone forbidden love. 

I particularly loved Lexi and Ava, I thought they were refreshingly brilliant characters, and it was nice that the book was led by females, and how they were striving to reach their goals.

That being said I do think that the author could have done with involving the other female characters more and developed their relationships too. I feel we missed out a little bit on some other interactions. 

 I feel this is the same with the male characters other than Dylan too, we didn’t get to hear much of them or really be introduced to them, which I feel would have added more depth to the story. 

I loved the business idea they had and how their parents seemed against it, it added another angle to the story and helped to bring the characters to life I thought, gave them some drive and purpose behind their ideas.

And as for the smut, wow. The sex aspects were written brilliantly and didn’t feel cheap or overdone.

Schooled by Piper Lawson was a real treat of a book, and even with the small issues I had with it, I did really enjoy this book!

Until next time, Em xxx

Third Child: A Psychological Thriller, Kate Mitchell – A Review. [SPOILERS].

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Welcome to blog everyone, aloha, hello! I’m here again with a review, this time of a free Kindle book that I downloaded a few weeks ago, it’s Third Child: A Psychological Thriller. 

I DNFR this book, so my review and rating are based on the 35% of the book that I did actually attempt to read…

Overall rating 1 out of 5 stars. 

Where do I start, it seemed like such a good book, the blurb and small extract I read beforehand promised twists and turns like no other, a story sure to take you on a wild ride. I mean we went on a ride sure, but one that made no bloody sense.

From what I read of the book I really struggled to understand what was going on… It felt like there was no structure to the story, or any real idea of how it was going to progress.

One minute Cecilia is running away to a B&B after Angelina, a lady who got in contact with her to tell her a terrible story about the abortion clinic she works in, was “accidentally” hit by a bus. Next thing, she’s met some guy in the B&B (here comes the love interest *rolls eyes*) and then 4 lines later we’ve skipped forward 2 years… The writing here felt forced, unnatural and the author was trying to progress the story far too quickly.

And Cecilia, who was clearly going to be the main character, was just so damn annoying. She did not come across in a positive way at all, and when we’re meant to be rooting for her, experiencing her feelings and emotions, it was impossible to!

I really think I wouldn’t have enjoyed this book if I read right the way through, so I’m glad I DNFR. 

Let me know if you’ve managed to read it all the way through as I’d love to know what you thought!

Till next time, Em xxx