BOOK CLUB: JULY

By Char Shields - August 01, 2020

July's Book Club is here! I have three books to share with you this month and all are vastly different.

This month I'm bringing you a shocking crime, a moving memoir and even a spiritual journey. These are all recent buys that I have fallen in love with and I can't wait to share with you. Let's get on to the good stuff.


Twists and Turns: The Rumour






This book left me feeling absolutely shook. What can I say other than it was AMAZING.

It all starts with a rumour that gets twisted and spread around. Who is the murderer? Who is the real monster? Every chapter keeps you guessing. With every turn of the page, you want to know more, trying to suss out each and every character.

What wasn't expected was the one hell of a plot twist. I was shocked right until the very last page. The very last sentence just got to me, it had me with my mouth wide-open. Of course, I won't give away any spoilers but all I can say is you MUST read it.

If you're into thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat then I highly recommend this book. It's intriguing, exciting and hard to put down.

5/5 stars.


A Moving Memoir: Reasons to Stay Alive




Raw, honest and relatable, Reasons to Stay Alive is a fantastic book that explores the struggles of depression and anxiety. Matt Haig successfully and accurately represents mental illness as something that we shouldn't be ashamed of. "Depression isn't something you 'admit to', it is not something you have to blush about, it is a human experience."

Whether you're struggling with mental health issues, or just want to learn more about them then this book is perfect. It's insightful and I would encourage everyone to read it.

The only reason I'm going to give it four stars instead of five is because I found it quite hard to follow at times. Instead of a linear narrative, we have the author's wandering thoughts, like multiple small personal essays. However, I related to a lot of what he said and found it very touching.

4/5 stars.

Spiritually Insightful: The Tarot Masters


And last but not least we have The Tarot Masters: Insights From the World's Leading Tarot Experts. This book has excellent and in-depth insight into the major arcana of the tarot deck. It's perfect if you want to delve deeper into the world of tarot and gain more knowledge. Not only that, but it gives you more insight into yourself and how you live your life.

There's some fascinating interpretations of the cards and I love how the writers talk about how they first got into tarot reading. My only small critique is that I wish some of the card descriptions were a bit longer.

If you already have experience with tarot, no matter how little, then this book is great. However, if you're just starting out then I would recommend Tarot for Everyone by Richard Webster, which comes with a deck of cards. The Tarot Masters is an excellent addition to any tarot reader's collection.

4/5 stars.


That brings us to the end of this month's Book Club. This month, I have found that reading is exciting me again. I feel like I've re-found my passion for it (which is bad news for my bank account). Getting lost in a book has become easier this month. There is no better feeling than curling up in bed or on the sofa and reading. Or better yet, sitting in the park in the beautiful, hot sun and reading. Wherever you choose to do it, enjoy and love it.

Until the next time,

Char. 

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