More Than Just A Coincidence by Julie Wassmer
This book is a true story which from the blurb sounds quite exciting. Unfortunately, the story was told much too slowly so I didn’t really enjoy it.
Yesterday’s Sun by Amanda Brooke
I liked this book when I read it but looking back to write this I couldn’t really remember what had happened which probably means it wasn’t that great…
Unsuitable Men by Pippa Wright
You can probably guess what this book is about from the title – a women who has no luck with “suitable” men decides to date “unsuitable” men to have more fun. It was so predictable but still a good read.
The Secrets Between Us by Louise Douglas
I thought this was a great book. It’s a mixture of romance and mystery and keeps you guessing right up to the end.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
This is the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy. I thought it was brilliant.
The Thread by Victoria Hislop
I’ve read a few books by Victoria Hislop now. I liked this one but don’t think it is as good as the first book I read by her – The Island.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I didn’t think that this was going to be my sort of book and only read it because everyone was talking about it. Turns out I was wrong – I loved it! It’s a proper page turner and is really easy to get into.
The End Of Everything by Megan Abbott
I read lots of good reviews about this book but I didn’t enjoy it that much. I thought it was a bit slow and didn’t really want to pick it up to read, I only really read it so that I could get onto my next book!
Someone To Watch Over Me by Izzy Hammond
I borrowed this off one of the girls I met in Thailand when I ran out of books. It’s a true story about a girl who was abused by her parents which isn’t the sort of book I’d usually choose. It’s really depressing and there are some horrible scenes.
Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
Another great read from Jodi Picoult. Not quite as good as others I’ve read by her but still worth reading.
Touching Earth by Rani Manicka
This book surprised me. I thought it was going to be another easy to read beach book but it was much better. There were lots of layers to the story and was darker than you would think from the cover!
Me Before You by Jojo Moyles
I liked the main characters in this book and wanted everything to work out for them. It made me want to keep reading – I really liked this book.
The Patchwork Marriage by Jane Green
I read this book one Sunday after finishing my exams when I didn’t have much to do. I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it.
A Single Man by Isherwood
I saw the film with Colin Firth a few months before reading the book and I found it so boring and put off reading the book for ages! The book is more about emotions than action which is, I think, why the film was a little slow. I loved the book!
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
I picked up this book after reading Room but I didn’t enjoy this one anywhere near as much. It was very slow in parts and I didn’t like any of the characters so didn’t really care about what happened.
Catching The Sun by Tony Parsons
This book is set in Thailand and I read it just before I went. It was fast paced and really made you want to visit Thailand but there was also a darker thread to the story.
The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain
I read The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain last year and though it was fantastic. The Good Father was ok, not as good as The Midwife’s Confession though and quite predictable.
The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes
I can’t really remember all that much about the storyline of this book! I read it while I was in Greece and it was definitely your typical beach book – good at the time but not all that memorable.
The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson
I always enjoy Dorothy Koomson books and this one was no different – a great read, it didn’t disappoint.
Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
This book was weird but brilliant. You can’t help but want to keep reading!
The King’s General by Daphne Du Maurier
Daphne De Maurier is one of my favourite authors but I was really disappointed by this book. I think there was a bit too much fighting in it for me! I actually read another book halfway through this one as I needed a break!
Goodbye to Berlin by Isherwood
I enjoyed this book but it was a bit of an odd structure. It was almost like a collection of short stories as some characters seemed to completely vanish from the story!
The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich
I loved this book – the story moves really quickly and you want everything to work out for the main character, the midwife.
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
I was looking forward to this after reading the first in the trilogy, The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy this anywhere near as much. Parts of the book were very slow, especially in the middle section but it did pick up towards the end.
The Folly of French Kissing by Carla McKay
This book was a perfect summer read. You can read my full review here.
So, I’ve finally got around to posting my first book list of the year! I read these all the way back in January…..
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
This book was brilliant. I like books which are kind of based on historical events by are actually fiction (does that make sense!) and I learned lots from this book. I also thought it was a good length as I hate it when you get a good book that is really short and you don’t want to read it because you don’t want it to end!
Mr Norris Changes Trains by Isherwood
From reading the back cover this doesn’t sound like it’s going to be great but it actually surprised me and I really got into it. I had a few books by Isherwood for Christmas so look out for them in future book lists!
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre
I really, really wanted to like this book but I just didn’t get it. There seemed to be too many characters and I didn’t really follow the plot. To be honest, I’m not entirely sure I know what happened in the end! Maybe I should watch the film instead?!
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
I loved The Time Travelers Wife and this book was just as good, if a bit odd! There are a few twists in this which I wasn’t expecting so I’d definitely recommend it.
Has anyone read any of these? What did you think of them?