Weekly Update

In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

  • nothing this week!

1 thing this week:

  • Not a lot happened this week aside from it somehow being the weekend again already? I don’t even know, but I feel like it was just last Saturday and it’s already Saturday again. I’m just ready to stay at home and relax.

Song of the week:

I’ve been in such a Bright Eyes mood lately. Fun fact: I used a line from this song as my senior quote in my high school yearbook.

How was your week? What’s the best thing you read or listened to? Anything interesting happening in your life? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Book Review: The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
Rating: ★★★★☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: April 10, 2019
Source: Borrowed

Tiffy and Leon share a flat
Tiffy and Leon share a bed
Tiffy and Leon have never met…

Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.

But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window…

I think I’ve seen about 12,000 positive reviews of The Flatshare, but it took me a while to pick it up because I just couldn’t wrap my mind around how this flatshare thing would work. I know, I know, if I’d just read the book right away, my question would have been answered. But it just seemed so weird! Strangers sharing a bed? But not meeting? What?

Well, this turned out to be a very good book. After the first couple chapters, the whole flatshare/bedshare thing seemed perfectly normal. I loved watching Tiffy and Leon’s relationship develop through little notes they left for each other. That was so cute! But this book isn’t just fluff. There’s plenty of darker content in it, which I wasn’t really expecting, but it was handled really well and felt very realistic.

Both Tiffy and Leon were really likable characters. Tiffy, a generally upbeat and quirky person, has to come to terms with the fact that her last relationship was incredibly unhealthy and emotionally abusive. Leon, a quiet, laid-back nurse, is trying to help his wrongfully imprisoned brother as much as he can. The two of them together make an unlikely pair, but the support they give each other (if only through short handwritten notes) was so heartwarming.

The book is very, very slow burn. Most of the book goes by without Tiffy and Leon ever meeting, but their eventual meeting and the development of their relationship was so worth it.

I can’t wait to get my hands on The Switch, O’Leary’s next book.

Have you read The Flatshare? What’s the last book you read that lived up to the hype?
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Monthly Favorites: November 2019

Better late (in the day) than never, here are the best books I read in November!

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Goodreads | my review will be posted soon!

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
Goodreads | my review will be posted soon!

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
Goodreads | my review will be posted soon!

Have you read any of these books? What was the best book you read in November? Let’s talk in the comments!

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