One thing I love about having time off over Xmas and Xmas presents is the opportunity to read lots of books! I love curling up in a cosy house and devouring a book as quickly as I can and obviously with mince pies in hand!
I just finished reading Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – a contemporary YA romance about a girl who loves dressing up and the inventor boy who lives next door set in San Fransico.
This was the second book by the author and I loved it – sweet, funny and romantic, you couldn’t help but fall for the characters and I poured over it until I got to the (thankfully, happy) ending. It can be really hard for a second book to live up to the first but Lola swept me off my feet!
I loved how the book celebrated individuality and how all the characters inspired each other to be who they were supposed to be. I like it when characters are quirky, when they’re not the traditional good looking boy and girl but have flaws like the rest of us do. Somehow the book reminded me of Glee even though there’s no singing or dancing in it, I loved the way it seemed to sparkle in the same way.
Let me know what you thought if you’ve read it!
I actually have a love / hate relationship with books ending – I want to find out what happens but I’m sad when it’s all over. I can’t wait for Ms Perkins’ next book but luckily,I already have some new books lined up to fill my new Lola void until then.
Here’s my to-read pile at the moment:
The new House of Night book by PC and Kristin Cast
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Angel0logy by Danielle Trussoni
Swept off her feet by Hester Browne
Do you have any book recommendations for me to check out over Xmas?