I've always loved reading; as a child my nose was always stuck in a book and at school my favourite subject was English Literature. Unfortunately my love for English Lit meant that my love for reading had to take a back seat as I studied it for my A Levels, and I can honestly say I don't think I read more than two books for fun during my entire time studying. Now that I've got some free time I've been reading much more and I thought it would be nice to share some books I've enjoyed every now and then. So enough of my rambling, here's a book I loved.
My mum recommended The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan to me after she read it during our trip to Bournemouth and she couldn't put it down. We both have a very similar taste in books so I took her word for it. To be honest, it took me a while to get into the book as I found the start a little slow and the chops and changes in the timeline are a little confusing but once I'd got into it, I really got into it.
The Keeper of Lost Things follows Laura on her task of fulfilling the last wishes of her employer, a writer. Laura must reunite the (incredibly random) lost items that her employer has collected over the years with their owners. Along the way Laura befriends a wonderful character named Sunshine who will honestly fill your heart with joy, and of course there's the love interest of Freddy, who Laura thinks she isn't 'enough' for and will make you want to rip your hair out.
I think my favourite part of the book was how easy it was to fall in love with the characters, especially Sunshine. I also liked how the ending gave you a very good amount of closure, something not all books do which can leave me struggling to read something new for a while. One thing I wasn't so keen on was (without spoilers) that the plot was a little unrealistic at times, but I understand that this was crucial to the story and it's definitely just my personal preference.
If you're looking for a lighthearted story that will have you a little bit teary (but in a good way) at the end, then The Keeper of Lost Things is right up your street. It's a lovely novel that will definitely warm your heart.
As always, thank you for reading. I'm hoping to write about books more often, now that I've actually got time to read them. What are some books you've enjoyed recently? Please drop me some recommendations!