Original Title: Dream a Little Dream
Year Published: 2015
Published by: Penguin
Number of Pages: 419
First Sentence: I’m by the canal.
Goodreads Rating: 4/5
Sarah is doing just fine. Sure she’s been single for the last five years, and has to spend an uncomfortable amount of time around her ex-boyfriend, his perfect new girlfriend and all their mutual friends. And yes, her job as a PA to one of the most disgusting men in London is mind-numbingly tedious and her career is a constant disappointment to her mother. But it’s really okay. She’s happy (ish).
But it’s not surprising that when Sarah starts dreaming about a handsome stranger, she begins to look forward to falling asleep every night. Reality isn’t nearly as exciting. That is until her dream-stranger makes an unexpected real-life appearance, leaving Sarah questioning everything she thought she wanted.
Because no one ever really finds the person of their dreams… do they?
This was a really fun and entertaining book to read. I enjoyed it from the get-go and pretty much all the way through. It was definitely a feel-good book that had me laughing out loud several times. As any chick-lit books, it did have some moments where you wanted to cover your eyes in embarrassment.
Sarah was a lovely character and I could definitely relate to her and her struggles with adulting. I loved to see her grow throughout this book and get more comfortable with herself and start to challenge herself in love and life. It was fun to see her relationships with her friends and seeing the romance play out and develop.
I will say that I was a bit worried in the beginning when Sarah was irrationally mad at the new perfect girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend. Sure, having a seven-year-long relationship end because the man you believed was your soulmate must be extremely heartbreaking, especially if he immediately moves on to another girl that appears perfect. In this instance, I’d rather see the blame go to the man, who cheated and couldn’t be honest with his partner, instead of the woman that is perceived as the reason for the relationship falling apart.
Do I recommend it?
Yes, I do.
My absolute favourite genre is fantasy and will always be fantasy. I don’t think I’ve ever taken a break from fantasy because even though I haven’t read books that clearly belong in the fantasy genre, they have had elements of fantasy. However, I don’t dismiss a book just because it isn’t fantasy and I try to read different types of genres.
There are several books that I think everyone should read but the first one that came to mind was The Sons of Thestian by M.E. Vaughan. You can find my review of this book here.
Argh, I actually missed a day! I was doing so well and then I spent the weekend at my dads which led to me forgetting to post yesterday. Ah well, you’ll just get two answers in one post today 🙂
Do you have a lot of bookmarks, or just a few?
I probably have around a 100. Every time you order from Bookdepository you get a free bookmark and I order from them quite a lot. So I have bookmarks to spare.
I don’t really have a favourite. Sure, there are some I like more than others but I don’t use one specific one more often than others.
Bookmarks! Most of the bookmarks I have are from Bookdepository, but some are presents from authors and friends. Before acquiring the bookmarks I have today, I used any handy piece of paper I could find. Receipts, snippets of toilet paper, tags from clothes, post-it notes, you name it I’ve used it.
What do you use to mark your page when reading?
This weekend I’m hoping to finally finish A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, a book that I have been struggling with for more than a month now. It is driving me nuts and I just want to finish it.
I’m also reading The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich, I’m almost halfway through and liking it so far. I’m hopefully going to start Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo, a book I hope I find better than the first book in the trilogy.
What are you reading this weekend?
Often and badly. I think I reorganise my shelves once every month. I only have two rules when it comes to organising my books: books in the same series/trilogy have to stand together and all books are organised by height. Other than that my books are just randomly put on the shelf. I would love to have my shelves organised according to colour or something, but having to split series and trilogies up would drive me nutty. I do have two piles now organised by colour, one white and one red, but it works because all books are stand-alone.