Chasing Memories | 31 Days of Wonder | A Review

Good Afternoon guys and happy Sunday!

Today I’m reviewing 31 Days of Wonder written by _ and published by _.


‘And in that instant, he knows in his heart that today is a momentous day; come what may, he and Alice will meet again, and life will never be the same.’

Alice is stuck in an internship she loathes and a body she is forever trying to change.

Ben, also in his early twenties, is still trying to find his place in the world.

By chance they meet one day in a London park.

Day 1
Ben spots Alice sitting on a bench and feels compelled to speak to her. To his surprise, their connection is instant. But before numbers are exchanged, Alice is whisked off by her demanding boss.

20 minutes later
Alone in her office toilets, Alice looks at herself in the mirror and desperately searches for the beauty Ben could see in her.

Meanwhile, having misunderstood a parting remark, Ben is already planning a trip to Glasgow where he believes Alice lives, not realising that they actually live barely ten miles apart.

Over the next 31 days, Alice and Ben will discover that even if they never manage to find each other again, they have sparked a change in each other that will last a lifetime. In 31 Days of Wonder, Tom Winter shows us the magic of chance encounters and how one brief moment on a Thursday afternoon can change the rest of your life.

Netgalley Review

A very funny book – Ben’s way of looking at things and speaking makes for an interesting read! I love how he was constantly focusing on Alice before finding just where he needed to be. It rather ends on a cliff-hanger as I’d love to know what happened to Alice – did she get what she wanted? Overall, a lovely and charming read!

I was sent an email about this book and I really liked the blurb and what the book sounded like.

It was definitely a fun read and I loved seeing the characters interact and move further away from each other, each to a new perfect destination. The ending is rather sweet, especially for the male main character that we follow.

As mentioned in my Netgalley review, I found the book to be a really funny read. Ben’s way of looking at things and speaking makes for an interesting read, and I loved his idea about finding Alice!

The only thing is his fixation on Alice, which towards the end, slowly subsides and leads to a happy life for him!

It’s a kind of cliff-hanger as we find out what happens with Ben but we don’t find out what happens with Alice – does she get what she wants? What happens to her?

Overall a lovely and charming read for the summer!

As always, let me know in the comments below if you’ve read the book and what you thought, or if you haven’t, will you be adding this to your TBR?


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