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  1. The Flatshare looks like something I’d enjoy. I’m glad you liked Wuthering Heights so much! One of my favourite aspects of the story is that which you mentioned: the setting mirroring so much of the characters. What I loved was the weather motif: it was moody, bleak, and gloomy (those gosh dang moors amirite?!) when Heathcliff and the story take a turn for the worse. It’s bright, cheery, sunny, and warm when things are better (I haven’t read it in 2 years, so I want to say that’s when Catherine has a child?? and life is going okay for her??) Anywayyyys, I loved this round up!!

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    • I couldn’t recommend The Flatshare more! Yes exactly! The weather is such a key component to the book’s atmosphere and setting, I really enjoyed it. Thank you! x

  2. That’s such a shame you didn’t enjoy Call Me By Your Name, I finished it about 2 weeks ago now and thought it was really good. I guess I see what you mean though, I think its been quite romanticised due to the movie!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • Ah perhaps my expectations were too high when I went into it, but I still want to watch the movie adaptation!

  3. What an amazing two months of reading for you! I love how you said that reading is simply a joy <3 I feel like it's a good reminder amongst book reviewers, including myself; sometimes when I think too much about writing a review, I become overly critical. There are even some times when I truly enjoy a light, fun, easy read, but then critique the simplicity of it afterward, which can be unfair of me.

    I've seen SO many people talk about The Flatshare! That's one I'd be curious to get around to eventually. // I love how you described The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society as a love letter to literature–an entirely accurate description! // After reading Everything I Know About Love, I got the sense that Dolly Alderton and I were opposite personalities, but I still really enjoyed her memoir and felt like I was chatting with a girlfriend and living vicariously through her. // omgg I didn't like CMBYN either, but after seeing so many people love it, I felt like I must have missed something. I'm kinda relieved to hear that you didn't enjoy it either LOL. I felt like the book was too graphic, too obsessive, and too pretentious; what I mean by "too" much is that there wasn't enough in the story to substantiate that level of graphicness, obsessiveness, and pretentiousness for me. I really enjoyed the film though. I watched the film before reading the book. -Audrey | Book Book Chick

    • Exactly! It was a reminder to myself as well actually, I tend to do the same. In reality, I’m in no real position to critique a novel – if I enjoyed it, why not rate it highly? Although. so far, this month hasn’t been too great haha.

      The Flatshare is such an addictive read, you’ll love it! Hahaha I was worried I’d offend people by saying I didn’t enjoy it. Exactly – there was just too much pretentious prose and not enough plot. I haven’t watched the film yet so hopefully I’ll understand what all of the hype is about!

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