Sunday, 17 May 2015

Books, books, books | Reading

Here's something a little bit different for you this evening. Over the past few months I've read quite a few books, in fact I've probably read more in the past few months than in the past few years really.

So I thought I'd share a list of the books which I have read recently, all of which I've really enjoyed. I'd love to hear what you thought of them, or if you have any recommendations.

What is about pretty books? Next time I'll show you my other pretty bookshelf.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 
I loved this book, initially I didn't quite get it. I couldn't quite work it out, but I persevered and once I got into it I was really on a roll. So much so I rushed out to get The Rosie Effect to find out what happens next.

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion 
Second in The Rosie 'series' we hear more about life for Rosie & Don. (I've a separate little blogpost lined up). 
The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty 
It seemed everyone was reading The Husbands Secret. I was therefore intrigued and jumped on the bandwagon. Very cleverly written and a great read. I love how everything ties up at the end.

Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan 
An easy read, although quite long it was good and of course up my street with the cupcakes! There's some lovely recipes in there too.

The Seafront Cafe by Vanessa Greene - the second book of Vanessa Greene's that I've read. (The first being The Vintage Teacup Club) I preferred the first. An easy and enjoyable read though.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I loved this book, it was very sad in places, but well written. I do love a tear jerker. I watched the film afterwards which I also really enjoyed and cried at. (I'm awful at this crying thing).

Here I can't not mention some of the books I have read over the past few years, of which are some of my most favourite ever. 

Me before you - Jojo Moyes.
I literally love this book. I could not put it down. I cried, on the bus. I would read it again tomorrow. Well worth a read in my opinion.

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson. After initially struggling to get into this book once I'd got into it I couldn't put it down. I ended up loving it. The Rosie Project started in this way for me as well. Sometimes I think that's even more rewarding knowing I hadn't just discarded them, and given up. 

What's next?
I've bought a few books recently, so this is what I've got lined up..

It's Not Me It's You by Mhairi McFarlane
I've read You Had Me at Hello, and Here's Looking at You which were both books I couldn't put down.  There's another thing I really like about Mhairi (aside the beautiful name) she's very active on twitter, and replies to your tweets! Yay.

And then... We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler. One that I've seen lots of good reviews about. I can't wait to read it actually.

I better stop waffling and start reading, hadn't I?

What have you been reading lately? What can you recommend for summer reads?



  1. I've heard so many good things about the Rosie Project, it's on my list of books to read xx
    Lots of love,

    SilverSpoon London

    1. Yes definitely add it to your list. It's well worth a read.
      What others are on your list? I may as well extend mine too. xx

  2. This is a fantastic list! I've added a bunch of your books to my Amazon Wish List. I'm reading far too much while I travel to the point that I'm actually having to hunt around for good book ideas. So, thank you for providing me a few good ideas!

    1. Thanks Ngaire, glad you found the list useful. Hope your having an amazing time, it certainly looks like it from the little peek I just took at your blog.


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