Blogger Bookclub: The two of us by Andy Jones

Monday, 27 July 2015

My first ever book club, ever! I rarely read, unless it's going back over my favourite series - Harry Potter and this had to change. I'd seen the girls posting about the book club and thought this would be a great way to get back into reading. This month was a book chosen by Leanne so I quickly downloaded in and settled down. 

The book is classed as a "chic lit" but it's written by a man, to be honest I couldn't tell - but having never really read any "chic lits" before.. I wouldn't know what I was comparing this to. 
So, I'm not sure how much detail I need to go into for a book review, do you rewrite the book? Do you just say "yeah I liked it?"... here it goes. 

The story is based around a couple, Ivy & Fisher, who haven't been together very long. You quickly learn, with some not so subtle hints, that they are going to be parents. It's this situation they find themselves in that is focused on in the story, but from the man's point of view - I guess this is the telling point that this was written by a man? There are many ups and downs throughout the pregnancy and I found myself smiling whilst reading on some occasions, there are some real hard points for them and you do really feel sorry for Fisher. 

I read the book in two days, that's two evenings of reading before going to bed. So this one wouldn't be a holiday one for me. I like to read long books where I can really loose myself in a book for days and days. As I mentioned before there are so many not so subtle hints that tell you whats going to happen and this sometimes annoyed me. I did however like the change from just reading social media in the evenings. Like I said, I've never really read these types of books before and I'm not that convinced they are the books for me. 

Have you read this book before? What did you think?

Don’t forget to check out LornaLizzie's and Leanne's posts to see what they thought of the book.