Hi all my Bookworms!
My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.
How are you all?
Did we all have a good Pride month? I really wanted to go to Pride this year. I finally felt ready this year and I was so excited to go. That obviously hasn’t happened and I hope to be there next year.
There’s always next year.
This is my final book this month. Just a couple of days left before we get to July.
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Something To Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
Goodreads | Waterstones
Date published: 26th May 2020
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, LGBTQ
Something To Talk About is a great friends to lovers slow burn Sapphic romance. I was so excited to read this that I bought it the day it came out and read it the following day.
I’ll say this now. Meryl Wilsner is an author to watch. This book is her debut novel and it was amazing. I loved her character development and her plot twist and everything that she did with the book. I can’t wait to see what she does next. Wilsner created such vibrant characters I could see them right in front of my eyes. I dreamed about Jo and Emma. They were an amazing couple living in an ever spinning world and blind to their emotions. It was beautiful really. But it took so long to get past that ‘blind to their emotions’ faze and even longer to get to the ‘admit your feelings stage’.
This slow burn was really slow. It took so long to get to the romance part that the book was over by the time we got there. I wanted more with them. I wanted sweet dates, holding hands and maybe even a bit of dancing in the rain. I’m sure all of that happens in the happy ever after, you know the bit of the book we don’t see, the bit you purely imagine. I just wished for a little more in the book.
The book, apart from being an epic romance, tackles some pretty serious issues. Not something to go into detail with now, because I don’t want to leave any spoilers for you who have not read it yet. But I likes the way that Wilsner handled those issues and I like how open and closed all at the same time it was left. I love how supportive the characters are of each other and I love the real-world mirroring.
I really recommend this book. I hope you read it, and if you do, let me know. I want your opinions.
Until next time, happy reading.