Lenny loves…holiday book reviews

Before I went on holiday I did a post on my holiday reads and said that I would review them on my return.

So here it is! Well, sort of, I only actually read 3 out of the five books, which is rare for me on holiday as I normally get through loads but the bf was such good company, I didn’t need to read so much.

I will get round to reading the others at some point no doubt so I will review them when I do.

The Year of Taking Chances by Lucy Diamond


 source: kobo books

I found this a bit slow to start with and a bit ordinary, but it did pick up towards the middle. It wasn’t the story I was expecting, I suppose I was expecting something a bit more dramatic! It is about three ladies who are all facing different challenges in the lives and how they start to turn things around by taking a few chances and leaps of faith.

The characters are quite strong females, and all have different personalities. They all come together by chance on New Years Eve and the rest flows from there.

It is a really easy read once you get past the slowness of the start, so a good one for a lazy holiday.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed


source: kobo books

This wasn’t my cup of tea. Not sure what I was expecting to be honest, but that’s not to say it wasn’t a good book.  I choose to read this as the film was showing on the plane so I thought I would read the book and then watch the film. I was utterly disappointed with the film. Reese Witherspoon did a brilliant acting job, however there is so much missing from the film that appeared in the book it really ruined it for me.

Anyway, back to the book. It is about a young woman’s journey to re-find herself by treking over 1000 miles along the Pacific Coast Trail. After losing her mother to cancer and struggling to deal with life, and on a self-destructive path, she decides to take off and hike through California and Oregon to Washington alone.

Like I said, it wasn’t really my cup of tea, but it may be someone else’s.

 No Ordinary Wedding Planner by Naomi Thomas

No Ordinary Wedding Planner


source: Kobo Books

I had been waiting for the right time to read this book, and it was on one of the last days that I decided to take the plunge. You may ask why, well I knew it would be a tear jerker.

And I was right, I cried even before the sad bits started as I knew what was coming! Naomi is a truly inspiring lady, who I have had the immense pleasure of meeting when I volunteered for her charity, The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation.

This is an autobiography of Naomi’s journey from being a young and carefree lady, to being diagnosed with breast cancer at 26 to finding out she was expecting a baby, then being told that the cancer had come back.

I won’t tell you the rest, as I don’t want to spoil it, but it is definitely worth a read!!

I am hoping to read the other two over the next few weeks and do a post once I have read them.

Have you read any good books lately that you could recommend?

Lenny xx


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