Wednesday, 29 July 2015

➳ A little trip to Bath...

Every time I visit Bath I can't help but fall in love with this quaint city. Even in the height of the tourist season Bath retains an atmosphere of peace and stillness and yet it cannot be called boring. The city is rich in history and there are so many beautiful places to see. I had already been to the Roman Baths before so this time round I spent more time exploring the streets and visiting the Bath Abbey. The view from the top of the tower is quite wonderful and you learn so much about the Abbey's history on the way up.
Exploring the streets of Bath is so much fun! The streets are easy to navigate and all the old buildings make it is easy to imagine what it would be like to be in a Jane Austen novel, especially when you pass Mr. Darcy on your way to the Royal Crescent.
I had a really great time in Bath and look forward to visiting again one day. 

Monday, 13 July 2015

Monthly Reads | June x

We're halfway through the summer here in the UK and there's nothing better than sitting out in the sun reading a light book and sipping on elderflower presse. This month I only read three books but they were all great easy reads and perfect for summer. 

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han 
3/5 Stars
This was my least favourite book of the month but don't let that deter you from reading it. It's super cute and easy to read. A perfect book for when you want to switch off and feel all warm and fuzzy. I love how the relationships progressed throughout the book and how the characters perspectives of other people were challenged throughout the story. I'm super excited to read the sequel P.S I Still Love You, hopefully I will read it before next months update post! 

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart 
4/5 Stars
As a girl who spent her teenage years watching Gossip Girl, reading fictional stories about rich people who attend boarding school is a guilty pleasure of mine. I really enjoyed reading this one as it has the whole 'skull and bones' element to the story and it is told in such an honest way that you can't help but feel both love and disappointment for all the characters. In many ways this story is about why people make the decisions they do and why they act the way they do.

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver 
5/5 Stars 
Vanishing Girls has the compelling nature of Panic (also by Lauren Oliver) combined with the mystery of We Were Liars (by E. Lockhart) and I absolutely loved the combination. The writing was compelling and the story was so carefully constructed that when I finished I immediately wanted to go back to the beginning and start again (I didn't). I loved the relationship between the sisters and how it went back and forth between the characters and in time. I really enjoyed the ominous feeling throughout the book and how the plot unfolded at the end. Definitely makes me want to re-read We Were Liars and Panic.

Tell me what you've been reading this month in the comments! xx