Right now I'm reading...

Right now I'm reading... Taylor Swift: The Whole Story by Chas Newkey-Burden.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012


A beautiful book written by a beautiful person.  A book I totally recommend.

I thought I knew this story as I saw the TV programme Katie made a couple of years ago.  I was very wrong.  Her story is far more harrowing than I ever thought.  This book is shocking to read but Katie's story is amazing.

I couldn't stop reading and was totally gripped by Katie's story.  Having read it I can now say she is amazing and a total inspiration to people who are working through difficult times and to each and every other person out there.

Title:  Beautiful
Author: Katie Piper

Have a peek at Katie's charity, The Katie Piper Foundation http://www.katiepiperfoundation.org.uk/

Sunday, 26 February 2012


Eat Pray Love is my favourite book so I was keen to read another book written by Elizabeth Gilbert.  This one follows on from Eat Pray Love examining the concept of marriage as Elizabeth prepares to re-marry.

This book was really interesting.  It was great to learn so much about the history of marriage and how it has changed in years gone by.  Although I have to admit that for a single girl who hopes to get married at some point in the future, I found that this book sometimes made the idea of marriage sound quite scary!  In many ways it made marriage seem like such a fragile concept that it would be a miracle if anyone ever got married for love, and stayed happily married for love, going on to enjoy the happy ever after we girls dream of.

But if you enjoy learning a little history and a bit of social science then this might be a book for you.  And of course a must for an Elizabeth Gilbert fan.
Title:  Committed.
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert.

Friday, 17 February 2012

The Secret Shopper's Revenge

'When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping'.

The fact that this book has sparkles on the cover gave it Brownie points before I'd even started reading it! Plus I've done a bit of mystery shopping myself in the past so this book interested me...

Having read it, I didn't find that there was a strong storyline pulling me through to the end of the book but it was enjoyable getting to know to the three main characters and has a nice fluffy ending.  It also includes some fun facts about the psychology of shopping.

All in all it's a safe, sweet chick-lit read, but I doubt the story line will be the most dramatic you'll ever read.

Title: The Secret Shopper's Revenge
Author: Kate Harrison

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Watermelon by Marian Keyes

I totally loved this book; it had me laughing out loud from the start.  It's nice to know that there's someone else as neurotic as me out there, and Clare is definitely that girl!

The only negative thing about this book is that it's incredibly hard to read in public...  There I am sitting at my desk on my lunch in a very quiet office fighting back tears of laughter; and I've realised that sitting on a bus giggling to myself makes me look like quite a fool!

I'm highly recommending this book for when you're in need of a feel-good read.  Lovely book.  Chick-lit at it's finest.

Bring on the next Marian Keyes...

Title:  Watermelon
Author: Marian Keyes

Sunday, 5 February 2012

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

There's been a lot of hype about this book but until I saw the film trailer I had no idea what it was about and to be honest I didn't think it would be my type of book.  But then my boyfriend, Andy, bought it me for Christmas so off I went reading it.

It took a while to get into the plot and where the story was going, given that the two main characters don't even meet until half way through the book but the plot is full of twists and turns and makes a good read.

Definitely not tears of laughter with this one, but there is some very satisfying revenge - you'll want to 'whoop' out loud, trust me!

Not sure I'll be running out to buy the next two books (The Girl who Played with Fire, and The Girl who Kicked the Hornets' Nest) but I will be watching this film adaptation of this one.

Title: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Author: Stieg Larsson.
Book 1 of the Millennium Trilogy.