To say this book is a riveting read would be an understatement, I read this book within two days because I didn’t want to stop reading.
I have set myself a little challenge to get out of my comfort zone and expand my horizons. I’ve decided to read a romantic/chic-lit book to start with.
Next I will be reading some crime novels.
So here’s the first book:
Name of Book: Little Beach Street Bakery
Author: Jenny Colgan
Type/genre: Romantic, paperback, library book
Why I chose it: I was looking for books to read set on an island and this was recommended to me on http://readitswapit.freeforums.net/ (thanks). It appealed to me because of the idea of moving somewhere new and starting afresh. Especially moving to the coast, what a lovely idea.
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Series I’ve started:
Poldark series by Winston Graham
Morganville Series by Rachel Caine
Sookie Sackhouse Series True Blood) By Charlaine Harris
A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) by George R.R. Martin
Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurel K. Hamilton
When I first started reading Anita Blake and Sookie Sackhouse books I picked up whatever book was in my local library at the time. This was years ago and the problem then was that I never read any of the books in order. So I had to start again.
I bought the Sookie Sackhouse books when they were all £1 on sale but I’ve only read a few. I read the Anita Blake series and then stopped, I love the character though and the books are full of action. I recently started reading the Morganville series again and I’m on Ghost Town now
I stopped reading both Poldark and A Song of Ice and Fire one after the other as I didn’t wantreading the books to spoil the series. That’s fine for the Poldark series, I’ve been reading about one a year but A Song of Ice and Fire I can’t remember when I last read it and I may have forgotten what happened.
The problem with me reading a series
- I forget what book I’m on (with the exception of Poldark because I’m reading it often)
- I can never decide whether to read them one after another or take a break
- I take too long to read the next book as I have so many books and then find out Anita Blake is on book 25 and I’m probably on 3 or 4
- I have forgotten things that have happened, including how Anita and Richard met in the Anita Blake series
- I will put it off because I don’t fancy reading about vampires or a big fantasy book and then I realise it’s years later and as soon as I start reading them I’m hooked and want to read them all.
I reviewed this book sometime ago but it was before my blog was up and running. So I’m putting it on here now. Vivien Hampshire regularly has stories published in women’s magazines.
Losing Lucy By Vivien Hampshire
It starts with baby Lucy being stolen from her pram in Lydia the childminder’s garden and follows the lives of her mother, Lydia the child minder, her father and also the person who kidnapped her. A very interesting story. I would have liked more about the kidnapper in the end and his wife but I did enjoy this and sure anybody will.
I don’t usually read books like this, I’m a horror or paranormal fan but despite that I enjoyed this book. At first I wasn’t sure (although it did remind me of the short fiction in women’s magazines) but then I was hooked after a few pages. I just didn’t want to stop reading.
The characters are so likeable and real. I felt a lot of sympathy for them and liked all of them for their different personalities.
This book was a delight to read, just a perfect story. I didn’t want it to end.
Lovely walk in this dry and mild weather. It’s starting to feel like spring now ☺ I haven’t been to the library for ages. I’ve been good trying to get through the books on my shelves. My work hours/overtime have been cut so why not.
These were my choices. I’ve been meaning to read ‘The Muse’ since it came out I read ‘The Minaturist’ first. And I never usually read books like Jenny Colgan’s so new genre for me and I loved the idea. It also sounds uplifting and I feel the need of something uplifting….
Thinking of trying crime next. Peter May has a series set on Lewis island. But I have to read ‘Little Beach Street Bakery’ first. It was recommended to me on one of the forums I visit: readitswapit. Let you know what I think
I’ve been a fan of Elizabeth Kostova’s books for many years, and often reread ‘The Historian’. I stumbled upon her latest book ‘The Shadow Land’ whilst browsing through the titles on Netgalley (a site that allows you to read books for an honest review) not even aware of it’s existence. I was so excited to read this book. Here is my review of:
The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova (due to be published 11th April 2017)