Clare Mackintosh – I Let You Go

I Let You Go“Such a small impact on the world, yet the very centre of my own.”

Book Details:

  • Publisher: Sphere
  • Published On: November 9th 2014
  • Pages: 371

Synopsis: In a split second, Jenna Gray’s world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever.

Slowly, Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future. But her past is about to catch up with her, and the consequences will be devastating . . . 

Review: Read on the recommendation of @africaanah! Amazing book, incredibly written. Had me wanting to spend hours reading it but I really wanted to take my time with it. The twists really had me on the edge of my bed. I totally recommend the book to everyone, it’s amazing. The book talks about two important topics: domestic abuse & drunk-driving. The amount of psychological trauma going on in Jennifer’s mind was terrifying for me, had me crying & wanting to kill Ian many many many times. He definitely got what he deserved although I would’ve loved him getting shot in the head but oh well, that’s just me.

Rating: 💎💎💎💎💎

August TBR!


August TBR! I read 24 books in the month of July & even though it’s just the 2nd of August, I feel like I haven’t read as much. Currently I’m thinking of putting The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner on hold cause after reading so many thrillers I’m kind of not feeling the want to read the book more & more.

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I’m hoping to read these books in this month:
1- The Ice Beneath Her – Camilla Grebe.
2- I See You – Clare Mackintosh.
3- A Perfect Heritage – Penny Vincenzi.
4- The Life We Almost Had – Laura Miller (ARC). 5- If I Die Tonight – A. L. Gaylin (ARC).
6- Empire of Storms – Sarah J. Maas.

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❗️What books are in your August TBR?

July Wrap Up!

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It’s time for the July Wrap Up! I’m so surprised (& happy) that I finished 24 books this month! Pretty damn good 😂.  I’ve read a lot of good books this month & I definitely read a lot more thrillers 😄. The list of all the books I’ve read this month is below, the names that have an * before them are those that I have published my reviews on. For the rest, they’re coming soon!

Books I’ve Read:

  1. * The Hypnotist’s Love Story – Liane Moriarty: 💎💎💎💎
  2. * Midwives – Chris Bohjalian: 💎💎💎💎
  3. * The One – John Marrs: 💎💎💎💎💎
  4. * Confess – Colleen Hoover: 💎💎💎💎💎
  5. Behind Closed Doors – B.A. Paris: 💎💎💎💎
  6. * The Guardian – Nicholas Sparks: 💎💎💎💎
  7. * The Way I Used To Be – Amber Smith: 💎💎💎.5
  8. * Caraval – Stephanie Garber: 💎💎💎💎
  9. * One of Us is Lying – Karen M. McManus: 💎💎💎💎
  10. * The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid: 💎💎💎💎
  11.  Once And For All – Sarah Dessen: 💎💎💎.5
  12. * The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty: 💎💎💎💎
  13. Too Late – Colleen Hoover: 💎💎💎💎
  14. Behind Her Eyes – Sarah Pinborough: 💎💎💎💎💎
  15. Sometimes I Lie – Alice Feeney: 💎💎💎💎💎
  16. #Famous – Jilly Gagnon: 💎💎💎.5
  17. Sofia Khan is Not Obliged – Ayisha Malik: 💎💎💎💎💎
  18. The Other Half of Happiness – Ayisha Malik: 💎💎💎💎
  19. A Dark Game – Derrick Potscher (Book received for review): 💎💎💎💎💎
  20. I Let You Go – Clare Mackintosh: 💎💎💎💎💎💎
  21. * A Cold Day in Hell – Lissa Marie Redmond (ARC sent by Midnight Ink & NetGalley): 💎💎💎💎
  22. The Child – Fiona Barton: 💎💎💎💎💎
  23. What My Body Remembers – Agnete Friis: 💎💎💎💎
  24. The Girl Before – JP. Delaney: 💎💎💎💎

Wow, not a book rating below 3.5, surprising but I’m happy I enjoyed all the books that I’ve read, I definitely recommend reading them all.

For my August TBR, I don’t really plan alll the books that I want to read but I do have a few that I really want to get reading but otherwise I just choose a book I feel like reading.

What I do plan on reading:

  1.  The Life We Almost Had – Laura Miller (ARC)
  2. If I Die Tonight – A. L. Gaylin (ARC)
  3. I See You – Clare Mackintosh (Paperback)
  4. What Alice Forgot – Liane Moriarty (Paperback)
  5. Many many ebooks that I have not decided upon

❗️Have you read any of these books? Or are they on your TBR?

❗️How many books did you read this month & are you happy with the amount?

❗️Do you plan out your August TBR?

Haul!

Diary of a Young Girl“I’ve found that there is always some beauty left — in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.”

I first saw The Diary of a Young Girl at my university’s book fair but I had already spent too much & had no money left 😭😭😭😂😂😂. #ProblemsOfABibliophile. My luck, @usedbooksuae had it available & I bought it. Additionally, I also bought the bookmark, it’s so beautiful!! ❤️. I received both in perfect condition & with a quick delivery. I felt really interested in reading books that have the storyline of The Holocaust especially after reading The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult (I have a review on it on my blog, here’s a link: https://thebookierookieblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/jodi-picoult-the-storyteller/ )

Background: On this day, June 12th 1929, Anne Frank was born & on her 13th birthday she received an empty diary, & made her first entry. She was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The Diary of a Young Girl is where she documented her life in hiding from 1942-1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War 2. She died while imprisoned at Bergen-Belsen, three months short of her 16th birthday. The day I received the package, June 12th, Anne Frank would’ve been 88.

Synopsis: The Diary of a Young Girl remains the single most poignant true-life story to emerge from the Second World War.

In July 1942 Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation, hid in the back of an Amsterdam warehouse. Anne was thirteen when the family went into the Secret Annexe and, over the next two years, she vividly describes in her diary the frustrations of living in such confined quarters, the constant threat of discovery, the hungry and the fear. Her diary ends abruptly when, in August 1944, she and her family were finally discovered by the Nazis.

Anne Frank died in March 1945, aged fifteen, in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany.

This book provides a deeply moving and unforgettable portrait of Anne Frank – an ordinary and yet an extraordinary teenage girl.

Really looking forward to reading it. Have you read The Diary of a Young Girl? Leave your opinions in the comments down below! 👇🏼