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The Summer We All Ran Away

The Summer We All Ran Away

The Summer We All Ran Away by Cassandra Parkin is one of the best books I’ve read this summer!  Recently I seem to have been reading a lot of quite samey books which has got a little boring. I think it’s because I now have a Kindle so every time I go on Amazon, I…

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The Foster Husband

The Foster Husband

I’ve just finished reading The Foster Husband by Pippa Wright.  I’ve read a book by her before called Unsuitable Men which I quite enjoyed.  This one was in the same sort of style – easy to read, fast moving with a bit of humor thrown in. I kind of wish I had saved reading this…

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Book List #12

Book List #12

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…

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Book List #11

Book List #11

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…

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Book List #10

Book List #10

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…

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Book List #9

Book List #9

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…

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The Folly of French Kissing

The Folly of French Kissing

  The Folly of French Kissing by Carla McKay is perfect for the summer.  It’s set in the sunny south of France and follows the lives of several expats who have moved out for a better life.  All of their stories are intertwined and the books moves really quickly.  I found it a little predictable…

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Book List #8

Book List #8

Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson This book is a real page turner and keeps you guessing until the end. It’s about a woman who has lost her short term memory so when she goes to sleep she forgets everything that has happened that day. This means that there are some parts towards…

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Book List #7

Book List #7

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…

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Book List #6

Book List #6

The Girl on the Landing by Paul Torday You can read my review here. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf I think this may have been the most boring book I’ve ever read! When God Was A Rabbit by Sarah Winman I enjoyed this – it’s written in quite an unusual style and has a few twists. I like…

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