What Emma Read: The Power by Naomi Alderman

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First impressions before reading the book

I knew the jist of the story, and by that I mean I knew what I’d read on the back of the book. A couple of my coworkers had actually told me about it, either through reading it themselves or being told about it from someone else, so although I didn’t know too much of what to expect, I wasn’t going into it totally blind like I usually do. It also won the Baileys Womens Prize for fiction, which raised my expectations a little.

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What Emma Read: Requiem For A Dream by Hubert Selby Jr.

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 *Before you read this, I haven’t explicitly said all of what happens in, or at the end of the book, but it is kind of spoilery, so if that thing upsets you, you might not want to read this!*

First impressions before reading the book:

I already knew the entire plot of the book, as I’ve seen the film many, many times. Normally I try to hold off watching films until I’ve read the book version, but in this case I don’t think I was aware of the book prior to seeing the film. I do love the film, therefore I went into this book knowing what happened, but I was still excited to read it.

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What Emma Read: The Girl With No Past by Kathryn Croft

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First impressions before reading the book:

I bought this for my kindle on Amazon because it said if you liked Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train (both of which I’ve already read) you would enjoy this book. I read the description which says; But is Leah all she seems? Or does she deserve everything she gets?  Everyone has secrets. But some are deadly.” That sounded interesting to me so I decided to give it a go. I’d never heard of the author, or read any reviews on it, but it is rated 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

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What Emma Read: The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

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So i’ve decided that i’m going to start a new thing hopefully, where I read books and post my reviews on them once i’m done. One of my new year resolutions this year was to read a book a month, which I honestly haven’t been doing. I go through phases where I’ll read no books for four months, then i’ll read 6 all at once. So hopefully I can remember to write about them!

The first book i’ll be looking at is The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins. It’s going to be pretty brief, as I didn’t want to include any spoilers!

First Impressions before reading the book:

I know nothing about it except that people have been comparing it to Gone Girl, which I’ve read and liked so fingers crossed. I actually have the kindle version so I don’t have the physical book to look at, but going by the images of the cover I found on Google, it seems pretty ominous; “you don’t know her, but she knows you.” I’m really excited to start it actually.

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