Thursday, 2 May 2013

52 books in 52 weeks - part four

I only managed 3 books in April but I was busy with BCTF :) Here they are!

I picked this up from a charity shop and while I liked it I found the plot a little annoying. Basically Laura wants to start a creative company and it all works out in the end with spectacular results and not much effort from Laura! It's already gone to the charity shop :)

Matt and I found this in Sainsbury's while shopping for food for me for BCTF (I was in the campervan for the duration) If you get chance to read it then you should - it's a brilliant book! It weaves back and forth through recent history but this only adds to the tension rather than being annoying. I didn't see the ending coming at all and it stayed with me for a good few days afterwards - a sign of a good book! Go read it.

This was the book I gave out for World Book Night but I cheated and hadn't read it first - shhhhh don't tell! It was very twisty turny and I didn't expect the ending although I had some suspicions along the way. 

22/52 - not bad :)


dropstitch said...

I bought Laura's Handmade Life in the charity shop about a year ago (well, I had to really!) but haven't been able to bring myself to read it as I suspected it would be rubbish. I don't tend to like crappy books even as a summer read, but perhaps I will save this one for some summer holiday or other. Could be good for a change of pace?

I also bought The Pile Of Stuff At The Bottom Of The Stairs in a charity shop this week. It also looks like it could be annoying and a bit rubbish, but I had a vague recollection of you mentioning it once? Did you read it and, if so, is it worth it or a waste of valuable time? Thanks :)

ps I have just read two really good books - Song of Achilles and The Sea (by John Banville) if you are looking for recommendations. The first one is fast paced and sexy-exciting, the second one is slow paced and poetic/thought provoking.

WendyCarole said...

I read Little Face a couple of years ago. I didn't know what to think by the end and it was on my mind for ages.

I have to admit to mainly reading detective stories of all kinds with the occasional other genre. I always soldier on to the end of book even if I don't like it . It seems disloyal not to. John thinks I should just give up.

Nic said...

Oooh I am attempting 52 books in 52 weeks too...and failing at the mo though!! These books all look good...must add to the list ;)