Continuing with the reading theme, I'd like to share a few of my favourite reads from the previous few months. There are more but they're on my tablet or books I've borrowed from my Book Club.
I'm a huge Kristin Hannah fan which is why I've included two of her books in this photo. There are plenty more on my shelves.
Yeonmi Park's story about growing up in North Korea is heart-wrenching and an eye opener into her country of birth. This was a riveting read and everyone I know who has read it agrees. We don't know how lucky we are just by where we were born.
Unfortunately the book on the bottom left doesn't sow up clearly but it contains two stories written by Louisa George and Amy Andrews for the M&B Midwives On Call series eight of us took part in. A little while back I admit, but until a week ago I thought I'd read all of the stories. That's what happens when my office gets away on me with piles of books, paper, notes, and projects.
I m currently reading Marching Powder by Rusty Young, the true story of Thomas McFadden incarcerated in San Pedro prison for drug trafficking. This prison is extreme. Inmates buy their cells, can have overnight quests, girlfriends, nights out on the town. Pretty much anything can buy. Fascinating.
There's just not enough time to read all those wonderful books. Might have to follow Michelle Douglas's idea of a reading plan.
What are you reading at the moment? And what's your favourite read over the last few months?
I really liked Michelle's reading plan - I might have to do something similar! My current read is a RITA book, so I can't share the title. But, I have read some great book over the last few months including the first two books in the Grisha trilogy which is a YA fantasy series with a Russian twist. Also thoroughly enjoyed Wrong by Jana Aston.ReplyDelete
I enjoy reading the RITA books, Stephanie. Sometimes pick up a new author I like to follow.ReplyDelete
Current read is part of Saturday Night Special, part of Mari Carr's Wild Irish series. I'll be reading the rest of the series along with the first book of Wilder Irish (she's beginning to write the HEAs for the children of the family that Wild Irish is based around). Once I've read those, I'm reading Stefanie's Taken by the CEO for review purposes. By the time I've done that I think I'll have two pre-orders ready to download.ReplyDelete
I'm exhausted just reading your comments, Lyn. And jealous. Where do you find the time?Delete
I read before bed just about every night and often in my break time at work.Delete
However I've got additional time up my sleeve at the moment due to work being closed courtesy of the rechecks that Wellington City Council insisted on revealing issues. Building is closed til end of month but being contact centre I'll likely be back at work next week once they find desks.
Sue, I just finished Liane Moriarty's 'Big Little Lies' and I loved it! I mean *really* loved it. I keep going back and reading snippets from it. And studying the structure. And reading snippets out to Mr Douglas. I'd highly recommend it.ReplyDelete
I notice you have a Jojo Moyes on your list. I haven't read anything by her yet. I'm thinking I probably should.
Right, Big Little Lies in now on my list to download onto the tablet, Michelle.Delete
That was the first Jojo Moyes I have read and I enjoyed it. Different.
I love Liane Moriarty, Michelle. Have you read the Husband's Secret? Also excellent.Delete
Like Stefanie, I can't share the last seven books I've read as they are RITA entries and now I'm reading RBY entries! I adored JoJo Moyes Me Before You well before it was made into a film. I howled at the end and normally books don't do that to me-only movies. Oh except for Marley and Me. I wept buckets over that one. Put a dog that dies in a book and I'm a mess!
You have a big heart, Melanie. :) I will get Me Before You now. My list is growing with every blog. Happy reading with those RITA books.ReplyDelete
I do love seeing what people are reading and I love keeping up with mine on Goodreads so far this year I have read 20 books and have thoroughly enjoyed them all but a few standouts have been
Now You're Mine Avril Tremayne
Murder Most Unusual Michelle Somers
Bride of The Sea Frances Housden
Mr Dangerously Sexy Stefanie London
I could go on so many good books
Another great list, thanks, Helen. I can see I'm not going to get much done over the coming months. I'll be reading.Delete
Sue, I've had some great reading lately, including by Lindsey Davis (love stories and mysteries in ancient Rome), Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling) writing thriller detective stories, and some old Connie Brockway romances. Lots of RITA reading too. Looking forward to plenty more!ReplyDelete
I love thrillers, Annie. I'd like to write one - when I have time!Delete
I'm reading Hannah Kent's latest work - The Good People. It's great but a challenge as it's heading into dark placed. Loved Kent's Burial Rights too.ReplyDelete
I haven't heard of Hannah Kent, Jennifer. Will look her up, though not sure I want dark stories at the moment.Delete
I LOVED the One Plus One, Sue! I adore most of JoJo Moyes' books- so down to earth and emotional and yet funny too. Doing lots of RITA reading currently. Before that I had a bit of a crime thing going and I read some of Clare Mackintosh's books and enjoyed them immensely.ReplyDelete
This the first of JoJo Moyes' books I'd read but have more on the tablet after that first one, Louisa. She's great. Will look out for Clare Mackintosh's book too.Delete