So today I wanted to highlight an Author I am loving this month and in general!
I love to read, and have done since I was young, but there was a time I forgot this. It was actually around the age of 12 or 13 that I stopped reading, simply because I doubted my ability to understand the older genres. I thought that there was no way I could read Jane Austen or Charles Dickens until I was older, so I eventually just stopped. The teenage books I had been reading, I outgrew and it makes me really sad even now that I wasted good years I could have been reading, just because I doubted my own ability. (Lesson learned: Even if in doubt, you should try to push yourself). It was actually a Jane Austen book that made me remember why I love books to begin with. During an english literature class, we had to read ‘Emma’ and I just fell in love with this book. Ever since then I have been exploring all types of genres, authors and writing styles. Which brings me to my author of the month… Lucy Robinson!
(Photo Credit: Courtsey of Lucy Robinson- Instagram. I do not own this image.)
I have been a fan of Lucy since her first novel. I stumbled across it just by chance, but it looked like an entertaining book so I thought I would give it a try. The first book ‘The greatest love story of all time’ is very, very funny. It has a great plot that instantly sucks you in and makes you laugh far more than you expect. I actually found Lucy’s main character Fran to me similar to a favourite teen book of mine too, maybe this is why I connected so well with it.. This is one of those books that you find hard to put down. Not only due to the air of mystery Lucy likes to incorporate with each of her novels, but also because you are just rooting for Fran the whole way through.
Ever since this book, I have continued to be read anything Lucy produces, and with three more novels released since then, I have been very busy keeping up to date. I would say the second novel didn’t quite grab me as much as ‘The greatest love story of all time’ but that’s not to say it wasn’t just as entertaining. I do really have to recommend Lucy’s third Novel ‘The unfinished symphony of you and me’, this again has a mystery surrounding it, and one that leaves you crying out to know what it is! But everything about this is just perfection. It has love, heartache, humour and friendship throughout! That’s what I also love about Lucy, in each and every book, she highlights the importance of the main characters friends in their lives. I can relate to this in every sense, as my friends are everything to me. Lucy showcases real emotions, real heartaches and the struggles everyone faces during their 20’s and 30’s. Some may describe these books as a ‘easy read’ and whilst I would say there is nothing wrong with that, as I personally wouldn’t want to read Anna Karenina everyday, I actually disagree calling Lucy’s books ‘easy’. They are gripping, emotional and heartwarming.
Thanks for reading everyone.