Book Chat: What have you been reading?

“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip…”

Hi everyone! It is amazing how a long weekend can throw your perspective of time out! Does anybody else feel like it’s still Tuesday?

I thoroughly enjoyed my four-day weekend and managed to get some reading done! I read four books in total and started a fifth… What a life indeed! If only I could read every day and get paid to do it…

So what did I read? I started with The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. I thoroughly enjoyed it but not quite as much as I’ll Give You the Sun (review at http://wp.me/p4G9hc-80 ). If you are a fan of John Green or Rainbow Rowell then these books are for you. I followed up with two manuscripts for work and then I finished a cute little e-book series by Chanda Hahn. She has re-imagined some of the fairy tales into a series that is fun and easy to read. Book one is called Unenchanted and can be purchased free from most ebook retailers (I used iTunes).

Love it!

Love it!

I am currently reading The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. It is book two to The Queen of the Tearling and it really is some of the best fantasy I have ever read. I love everything about it and I highly recommend that you get your hands on a copy. Go on… you know you want too!

Over to you – what have you been reading?

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8 thoughts on “Book Chat: What have you been reading?

  1. Jeez, I thought I was doing well reading 5 books in the last month or so! Now reading Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz, one that’s been sitting in my To Read pile for ages. Just started it, but so far seems interesting. It’s nice to be back into the books again after going through a slow patch. Might even get through a few more in the pile. I think my biggest problem comes when I have too many books to choose from, I just can’t decide – typical Libran!

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    • I literally did nothing else though… I spent the whole weekend in bed or on the couch. The perfect lazy weekend!

      I have been quite curious with regards to the Anthony Horowitz retelling of Sherlock Holmes. I must admit to not having read any Conan Doyle… but I’m not sure starting with something modern is the best idea – what would you recommend? Are you a Sherlock fan in general??

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      • Love the Sherlock tv series, but I’ve never read the books. My husband is a bit of a fan though, so I might give them a go once I’m done with this one. They’re on the list of classics I would like to get around to one day – another big pile to choose from! I actually think this might be a good way to ease myself in to an older style of writing, to get the sense of it before jumping in to the real thing.

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        • Classics are hard work! I have the best intentions to read them but I always chicken out… unless I am reading one of my favourites! I have the iconic Hound of the Baskervilles – one day!

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          • Well, I’m finished, and it’s one of those ones where I’m not quite sure if I liked it or not! It was interesting, but I really struggled to get into it. Normally when I read, it’s to the exclusion of everything else – to the point where my husband has rearranged furniture in two bedrooms without me noticing. This time though, I found myself quite easily distracted, but I’m not sure if it was just me, or that the book didn’t really grab me. I think it’s one of the ones that I’m glad I read it, but I don’t think it will be one that I will read over and over again. Oh well, on to the next!

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  2. It’s been a while since I posted, but I have been following you, i promise!

    I have just finished “All the Light We Cannot See” and thought it was absolutely brilliant. The writing style invoked so many images, but didn’t stifle my imagination. The story lines of the characters, how each developed and overlapped and separated, was beautiful. Through out I couldn’t stop thinking about how terrible (which is an extremely inadequate word) it would be to live in a war zone. It was really one of those books that left me with a warm feeling at the end and a genuine affection for the characters.

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    • Hi Simone, thanks for stopping by! Its good to hear from you again! I am excited to hear that you liked All the Light We Cannot See… it is in my current reading pile and I can’t wait to dive in… I haven’t heard a single bad word against it yet!

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