Review: The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Hi all my Bookworms!

My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.

How are you all?

I want to start this review by asking you all one question.

Why has no one told me not to read this book before?

I picked this book up because of an post I was writing for Top Ten Tuesday. (If you want to see it, it’s here) I don’t know when I bought, or even why, especially since I had it in hardback which is strange because I remember when I bought books. I even remember when I bought my Percy Jackson books and when I bought Kissing Booth. I know when I bought Twilight and I know my books. But I can’t for the life of me remember when I bought Flatshare.

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Publisher: Quercus

Date published: 18th April 2020

Format: Hardback

Pages: 400

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Chick Lit

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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I loved this book. I know I say this a lot but I really honestly do.

It was the first book in a long time were I felt that I didn’t know what was going to happen. So many books are full of tropes and they become predictable but I could hardly guess how this book was going to go. I didn’t quite read it in one sitting but it was pretty close. I think I actually read it in three sittings and I could hardly put it down.

I annoyed my brother a lot because I wouldn’t stop laughing when I read . It was funny and serious at the same time.

There was a lot of things that I never expected but I can’t say what because they are really spoiler-y.

I love the relationship that Leon and Tiffy have. At first I was wondering how they could move in together and they never have met, but Leon’s girlfriend takes care of that so their main form of communication is through the post-it notes that they leave around the apartment. I think that is so sweet! Post-its are the best for of communication, second only to letter writing.

The book is written from multiple POVs. Half the time it is written from Tiffy who is so hippy and I love her sense of style. I wish I could make and upcycle clothes like she does. Her style of story telling is quite traditional and quite straight forward, though her personality shines through. Leon on the other hand, his way of talking and writing is shown in the story, especially when he drops pronouns. The more stressed or worded up his character is, the more he drops his pronouns.

I like the culmination of the book, which obviously I won’t go into too much detail about. But it’s the sort of ending where I can imagine the rest of their life. It’s left open and close all at the same time.

In culmination I will be reading whatever Beth O’Leary publishes because I love her stuff and if you haven’t read this I highly recommend you do. I have given the book to my mum and begged her to read it, (I doubt she will) but the moment I finished the book I facetime my bestie and told her she would just love it. A really amazing read!


I want to hear all your opinions on The Flatshare so leave them in the comments. If you’ve read it did you agree with me. Did you LOVE this book? If you haven’t, WHY NOT?

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