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Book List #5

Book List #5

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson To begin with I thought this was a bit slow but it turns into a brilliant, fast paced story which I couldn’t put down. The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain This is a fantastic book – read my review here. The Legacy by Kirsten Tranter Some…

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Book List #4

Book List #4

The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe This was ok but a little depressing! Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin I read this a few months ago now and it’s one of those books you just sort of forget about. It’s similar to lots of other girly books. Testimony by Anita Shreve Anita…

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Book List #3

Book List #3

Wild Swans by Jung Chang Fantastic book – read my review here. Little Miracles by Giselle Green This book is a good read but have some tissues handy as there are quite a few sad bits! Mum’s The Word by Kate Lawson I didn’t find this book very exciting to be honest but it’s not so bad that…

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Book List #2

Book List #2

The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas I expected this to be better than it was after reading other reviews. I really didn’t like most of the characters so almost didn’t care what happened! The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O’Farrell Read my review here. Guernica by Dave Boling I wasn’t sure about this book from the back…

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Reading Notes

Reading Notes

After deciding to keep a record of all the books I read I’ve come across Reading Notes which gives you an easy way to remember what you’ve read.  It’s an 80 page note book which has space for the title, author and a short description of each book you’ve read.  It costs £5.99 and you…

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Book List #1

Book List #1

I love reading and have decided to keep a list of all the books I read. (Mainly because I often start reading a book only to realise I’ve read it before!)  I’m going to post a few at a time of the books I’ve read so far this year and when I’ve finished that will just…

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The Girl on the Landing

The Girl on the Landing

The Girl on the Landing is written by Paul Torday who is probably best known for writing Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.  I’ve been wanting to read Salmon Fishing in the Yemen for a while so when I saw The Girl on the Landing in the Oxfam bookshop I thought I’d give it a go. The…

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The Midewife’s Confession

The Midewife’s Confession

The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain is one of the best books I’ve read over the summer.  On the front cover, it says that it’s “as good as Jodi Picoult or your money back”.  That was pretty much my reason for buying the book as I’ve enjoyed nearly all of the Jodi Picoult books I’ve…

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Prepped!

Prepped!

I’ve been sent this new cookbook by Vanesse Kimbell to have a look at and I am absolutely in love with it!  It is bursting with colourful photos and has some really interesting recipes.  The book is split into sections based on ingredients, for example there is a chocolate section, a rhubarb section, a plum…

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Wild Swans

Wild Swans

I’ve learnt so much from reading this book!  Wild Swans is the autobiography of Jung Chang and tells the story of her childhood and early adult years in communist China.  It is really gripping and some of the events that she mentions seem unimaginable.  Some of the stuff I was reading I couldn’t quite believe…

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