This week, some romance novels.
The Time Traveller’s Wife
Goodreads rating: 3.95
Henry has always been able to time travel. He’s never been able to control where he goes but it’s always someplace significant. For instance, he meets Clare, his future wife, when she was just a child. The result? Well, Clare knows about all their future together–nothing too drastic. All Henry wants is a normal life but this is next to impossible when you keep disappearing spontaneously. This is a story about a romance that questions the very nature of time.
Although occasionally advertised as science-fiction, The Time Traveller’s Wife is a romance at heart. This was one of the few romance novels I actually enjoyed reading. It’s definitely thought-provoking. Is love really the most powerful force? Or do we all eventually succumb to time?
Milk and Honey
Goodreads rating: 4.22
milk and honey is a collection of poems about survival. It tackles love, loss, family, abuse and femininity. If you don’t cry bittersweet tears after reading this book, you have absolutely no feelings.
milk and honey is difficult to summarise. Rupi Kaur started off her poetry career by posting her work on Instagram. She gained a large following and finally self-published her work. It’s a must-read for everyone.
Goodreads rating: 3.53
Jenny Greenley is very good at keeping secrets. When Hollywood star Luke Striker comes to town to do research on a role, Jenny learns that she has one secret she’d desperately like to share with a special someone.
Compared to the others, Teen Idol is a light read and very entertaining. It’s also probably the most relatable of the three since it takes place in a high school. The book is available in the library.