Books to read in lockdown

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Today's post is all about books! I very rarely talk about books on here but honestly, I love to read - not that I get much time to do so now but thank god for Audible - but now that my furlough is over I thought I would talk you through some of my favourite books if you are looking for something to read during lockdown. 

Eve of Man - Giovanna and Tom Fletcher
This book is one of my favourite 'new books' I've never read anything from Giovanna or Tom Fletcher before but currently in my Amazon wishlist is EVERYTHING they have ever written (I think Harry is going to love 'The Dinosaur that pooped...' books) This book is brilliant. Definitely a Young Adult (YA) book but seamless. The idea behind this book is fab and I cannot wait to read the second instalment which I have ordered and should be here very soon!

You can find Eve of Man here

Dublin Murder Squad series - Tana French
So this is a series of crime books, but what I love is that you can read them as stand-alone books too - They are linked by the main character in each book which is just ingenious. My favourite from the series is The Likeness but every single one of them is beautifully written and just amazing. I was never a 'crime' lover when it came to books but I read In The Woods when I was around 15 and was obsessed. There are six books in total

You can find these here - 

Why Mummy... Series - Gill Sims

I think if you aren't a mum you maybe won't appreciate these books as much but I have laughed and cried and over every moment of these books. Confession - I haven't technically read these books as I have them on audiobook - but all in all fab books - There are three in the series and I would ADORE more!

The links for these - 

Harry Potter - JK Rowling
I can't do a book post without talking about Harry Potter! If you haven't read them - Where have you been?! If you have - Why not read them again!

Find the set here or individually (please note - I don't think you can get my covers anymore as these were the original publish covers);

The Plain Truth - Jodi Picoult
This was the first book by Jodi Picoult that I read and I couldn't put it down! Its a crime book again - with loads of other stuff thrown in. This book had me crying towards the end so make sure you have your tissues ready. If you've never read anything by this author please read this one!

Find this here

And the final recommendation from me - The Causal Vacancy - JK Rowling
This book was really controversial when it first came out and was JK Rowling's first foray into books for adults and away from Harry Potter, many fans didn't rate it but I loved it! It felt like JK Rowling understood her audience and as a Harry Potter child, I needed something more substantial - and boy did she deliver. A fab read but gets dark and heavy in places so be prepared for that. 

The Casual Vacancy available here

I'm always on the lookout for new books to read so let me know your favourites! And if you read any of these let me know what you thought.


  1. I love the Harry Potter movies, I need to get round to reading the books now!

    Amber - The Unpredicted Page

  2. Fun choices! I need to start reading again.

  3. I love the Harry Potter books but I've been unable to read them for years now. I just can't separate them from JK herself. But they are amazing books.

  4. Some great suggestions here, I'm really keen to read Eve of Man next!

  5. It's a shame JK Rowling seems to have denied trans people recently, during pride month no less

  6. I absolutely love Harry Potter! Great books, I might have to buy some x
    Writing Overload

  7. I absolutely love Jodi Picoult! Only book of hers I have yet to read is "Spark of Light" ❤️

    And as much as I genuinely loved Harry Potter, I couldn't get into her other books �� I hear she might be coming out with a new series for children, which might be interesting. Would feel silly reading them as an adult, though ��


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