Top Ten Tuesday: 8 Books I Feel Differently About Now

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed (less love, more love, complicated feelings, indifference, thought it was great in a genre until you became more well read in that genre etc.)

So here it is, 8 books that I feel a little different about now than when I read them.


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You Had Me At Hello (Mhairi McFarlane)

>  Nº 9 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A book by a female author <

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What happens when the one that got away comes back? Find out in this sparkling debut from Mhairi McFarlane.

‘Think of the great duos of history. We’re just like them.’
‘You mean like Kylie and Jason? Torvill and Dean? Sonny and Cher?’
‘I think you’ve missed the point, Rachel.’

Rachel and Ben. Ben and Rachel. It was them against the world. Until it all fell apart. It’s been a decade since they last spoke, but when Rachel bumps into Ben one rainy day, the years melt away.

They’d been partners in crime and the best of friends. But life has moved on: Ben is married. Rachel is not. Yet in that split second, Rachel feels the old friendship return. And along with it, the broken heart she’s never been able to mend.

Hilarious, heartbreaking and everything in between, you’ll be hooked from their first ‘hello’.”

This one took me while. The reason: first person and present tense!

The story is so adorable. Ben and Rachel were best friends during the university, but she had a boyfriend at the time and they were just friends… when she runs into him 10 years later she realizes that things were not that simple. But now he’s married and she has just got off of a 13 year relationship. They become friends again, and then things get very tricky.

My favorite piece and bits were Rachel’s accounts of what happened during the 3 years of college. You know strait away that Ben is madly in love with her, but it takes him so long to actually tell her… When, in the present, she finally blurts out her feelings for him, my heart gave away a little…

I really enjoyed it! Gonna read a couple more of her books.

Rating: 4 Stars

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Books, books and more books! It feels like Christmas!

Last month there was this amazing thing on Amazon.co.uk, where you could get 3 books for 10£. That’s amazing! Amazing I say! I say that because here in Barcelona or in Portugal, for that matter, the selection of books in english, that are ready to take on stores, is very limited. So, I jumped at the chance of buying some books, I needed some for my Reading Challenge anyway…

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I started to click on the beginning of the month and finished my order on the 31st, my shopping bag had at the time some 22 books. So I had to cut a few… I managed to stay with 17! Yeah, not all of these belonged to that wonderful sales promotion, but nonetheless, the books were cheaper than buying them here. I ended up ordering 17 books and with the difference from pounds to euros and shipping costs and everything, it still came out for like 7€ a book, it’s quite cheap!

To sum it up, I’m very happy! I feel like a kid on Christmas day!

  • The Sin Eater’s Daughter (Sin Eaters Daughter Trilogy 1), Melinda Salisbury
  • It’s Not Me, It’s You, Mhairi McFarlane (darn it… I forgot to check that it was paperback… it came hardcover:( )
  • You Had Me At Hello, Mhairi McFarlane
  • Here’s Looking At You, Mhairi McFarlane
  • Me Before You, Jojo Moyes
  • Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
  • Attachments, Rainbow Rowell
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike), Robert Galbraith
  • The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike), Robert Galbraith
  • Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
  • Just a Girl, Standing in Front of a Boy, Lucy-Anne Holmes
  • The Best Thing That Never Happened To Me, Laura Tait & Jimmy Rice
  • Inferno, Dan Brown
  • Bossypants, Tina Fey
  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, Rick Riordan
  • Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek (A Memoir), Maya Van Wagenen