To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han | Review

    Title: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

    Author: Jenny Han

    Release Date: January 1st, 2014

Description from Goodreads:
Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her.

They aren’t love letters than anyone else wrote for her, these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved – five in all. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

I finished reading To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before a couple of weeks ago now and I can’t get it out of my mind. In fact, as soon as I finished reading this book I went onto Amazon and ordered the sequel.
To begin with I didn’t think I was going to enjoy To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Lara Jean struck me as immature, young and definitely gave the impression that I was going to be getting annoyed. I was wrong. It didn’t take me long to fall for Lara Jean, what I once saw as childish and annoying  became charming and endearing. She was such a relatable character!
It’s scary when it’s real. When it’s not just thinking about a person, but, like, having a real live person in front of you, with, like, expectations. And wants.
In my opinion she came out of her shell when her sister Margot left for university in Scotland, and when Margot came back it was pretty damn clear that Lara Jean had matured.
Okay, let’s move on to OTP. I did not ship Lara Jean and Josh, at no point did I want them to end up together. Firstly, it’s not cool to date you sister’s ex. Secondly, he only becomes interested when there’s someone else in the picture. He acts on jealousy and that not’s fair. If you’ve read the book then you’ve probably guessed that I was a Peter fan. He’s absolutely lovely with Kitty, and if you ask me the way into a girl’s heart is by being lovely and sweet to her younger siblings.
I really enjoyed how Lara Jean and Peter’s relationship came about, both of them with ulterior motives, trying to prove that they’re over people. The purely platonic start to their relationship allowed for the much coveted slow-burn romance. Through fake dates,  sweet notes, teasing and spending a crap tonne of time together they get closer and start to realise that maybe it might not be that fake after all. I could have jumped up and down and screamed hallelujah.
I really loved To All The Boy’s I’ve Loved Before, my Lara Jean and Peter shipping was strong, which is always a good thing! My review of P.S. I Still Love You will be up soon!
Have you read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ by Jenny Han
5 Stars

Monthly Wrap Up | September 2015

All September reading has been out shadowed by one event that took place this Saturday just gone. I took a trip down to London and got to see Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre. That’s right, Benedict Cumberbatch! It was fantastic, superb, there are not enough adjectives to describe the brilliance that was Benedict’s performance. His Hamlet was incredible, I’ve never seen anyone play Hamlet’s madness the way Benedict did, it was superb and funny (which, I assure you, it was supposed to be!) I sat for nearly three hours, but could have watched for hours more. We were sat on the fifth row, which meant we were ridiculously close to the stage. I’m still in awe of the performance, and I am so, so extremely happy that I was able to see it.
Rather a long introduction to my September Wrap Up, but I just had to share with you all! As always, click the picture to read my review, but unfortunately not all books have reviews!

What I’ve Read

Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Sophomore Year Is Greek To Me by Meredith Zeitlin
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Currently Reading

Ready To Reach by Inglath Cooper
I loved most of the books that I read this month, and when I say that I really mean all except Allegiant, because I’m really not a big fan of Tris and the trilogy in general. The rest of the books I loved, and I would definitely recommend! 
I’ll be starting back at uni next week, so the amount of reading I do will probably not be the same as the past few months!
What books did you read in September? Let me know in the comments!