Three Novels I Adored | Book Reviews





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English Animals: https://www.bookdepository.com/English-Animals-Laur-Kaye/9781408708231?ref=grid-view&qid=1497469023530&sr=1-1/?a_aid=MercysBookishMusings

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The Proof of Love: https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Proof-of-Love-Catherine-Hall/9781846273001?ref=grid-view&qid=1497468966823&sr=1-1/?a_aid=MercysBookishMusings

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39 thoughts on “Three Novels I Adored | Book Reviews

  1. as I am from Slovakia, I can't wait to read English Animals. I'm wondering if my English would be the same as Mirka's πŸ˜€

  2. hi, I am a big reader, how are u? It is hard to find anyone in my town who likes to read or discuss about books. Is it ok if I share information about books with you and vice versa?

  3. I really love your videos! You're so pleasant to listen to, and the books you recommend are unusual and not what I usually see on YouTube.

  4. I keep coming back to this book review video of yours. Now that I have finished Tin Man yesterday, I just needed to hear again what some bookish people I trust.

  5. Nice video. I must be one of the few people who didn't get on with English Animals. I found the writing appalling and the characters needy and pathetic. The descriptions were cringy at best. So glad I borrowed it from the library and didn't buy it.

  6. It's the start of the weekend and yet I cannot wait until Monday. Why? Because that's when my copy of English Animals is due to arrive. I haven't been this excited for a new book in a while and it's partly thanks to your review!

  7. Just finished the proof of love after your recommendation- I didn't anticipate the ending at all and now I'm a broken husk of a human :'( I think maybe that was me not wanting to acknowledge the likelihood of the events given how much I'd grown to love the characters!

  8. Each of these books sound really good! I love your recommendations. I am not a fan of books with a lot of dialogue. Do these books have a lot of dialogue in them? Thanks for this great video!

  9. English Animals sounds right up my alley – thank you for the in-depth intelligent reviews, as always.

  10. It's wonderful to see you've thoroughly enjoyed some of the books you've read, recently. Your sense of joy is almost palpable through the camera. I think you may potentially enjoy a book called 'The Book of Ebenezer Le Page' by G.B Edwards. It's published by The New York Review Books Classics, so at the very least it's a beautiful thing to hold in your hands. You and Russell over at Ink and Paper are doing all kinds of awesome for my reading, at the moment. Thanks πŸ™‚

  11. Thanks for the warning about potentially sensitive content in English Animals. I'm currently reading a book that has had (so far) only one chapter with characters hunting, but I was bothered by it (which surprised me). I'm not sure it was necessary to be bothered; I just noticed that I didn't enjoy reading about men needlessly killing. That doesn't mean I won't pick up English Animals. It's just nice to know what I'm signing up for. So again, thanks!

  12. Great to see you've got your mojo back! Your enthusiasm makes me want to read all three, but I am a bit wary of English Animals due to my feelings for animals. Would you say the animal deaths are dealt with in a gory/grisly way as I don't think I could handle that? Thanks for sharing!

  13. The Proof of Love is one of my favourite books, so glad you've read it at last, and that you enjoyed it so much. πŸ™‚ Tin Man is on my tbr. English Animals sounds brilliant but if it has got upsetting stuff about animals in as I wouldn't enjoy reading that.

  14. English Animals keeps haunting me πŸ™‚ It must be a sign. Simon already mentioned how much he enjoyed it and after this review I can't do otherwise than buying it. As a non-native English speaker myself it sounds wonderful to pick up on what the main character learns about the UK.

  15. Always enjoy your videos, but I was so pulled in by the way you spoke of Tin Man. So eloquently said, Mercedes. Just beautiful!

  16. I adored The Proof of Love and am so glad you liked it! It creates an atmosphere you can almost feel. Such great writing, I am dying to get my hands on Tin Man – I love love love Sara Winman. Here first two books are amazing – and this one sounds even better. And I clearly need to get English Animals. Great reviews as always πŸ˜‰

  17. Loved this video!! You are the person who talked about The Clay Girl (pretty certain) and that so far is my favorite read of 2017 thus far. Really, really want to read The TIn Man based on your review and Simon's (shout out to Simon who is below me in comnents!!) I'm sold on English Animals too!!

  18. Totally agree with you regarding the slow, domestic British novels. I've loved these for a while but I craved them even more when I moved away from the UK. They're like a warm blanket. I'd love a recommendations video on some of your favourites! I finished English Animals a few days ago and I'm still thinking about it.

  19. I definitely have a recommendation! on mentioning that you enjoy books set in England, focused on working class families, and the small moments in life one book sprang to mind to me that fit all of this criteria, its called "if nobody speaks of remarkable things" by Jon Mcgregor – it was his debut but so impressive! Its all about a street in a northern town and how everyone continues their lives despite a major event occurring – every single little thing is described in intense detail, and its so beautiful – I really think you'd enjoy it! its for the most part non-linear but you really feel so absorbed in the world through the snapshots that are offered into the lives of every individual πŸ™‚

  20. I finished The English Animals a few weeks ago, and really enjoyed it. I was leary of the taxidermy aspect too, but found it rather interesting. Really good character development in that book. I just put The Tin Man and Proof of Love in my Amazon shopping cart. Love your reviews.

  21. Most definitely going to read English Animals. It sounds like a very interesting and entertaining read. Great recommendations. I also love how you reviewed the books. It was thorough without exposing too much of the contents of the books. Fantastic.

  22. I heard Lauren talking about tin man and was already interested, but now I'm completely sold. It sounds like the kinda of thing that is totally up my street. english animals also sounds amazing, I might just have to pick that up as well.

  23. I loved Proof Of Love too, and felt the same amount the ending. I've bought Hall's other novels, I can't believe her career has been so 'quiet'.

  24. Great review, thanks for the recommendations. I just put English Animals and The Proof of Love on hold with my library. I will read the other when it is released.

  25. Oh this is a delightful trio of books. And I'm thrilled that you loved them all. I bloody loved Tin Man as you know and The Proof of Love has a special place in my heart. That's made me beam just before bed… which sounds really rude. Three fantastic books by three fantastic writers.

  26. Oh this is a delightful trio of books. And I'm thrilled that you've read them all and loved them all. That's made me beam just before bed… which sounds really rude. Three fantastic books by three fantastic writers.

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