Right now I'm reading...

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

Friday, 27 April 2012

The Only Way Is Up by Carole Matthews

This book is a really easy read, it's light hearted storyline reminded me of Sue Townsend's 'The Queen and I'.  I thought the characters where interesting and it's another one I didn't want to put down.

I'd love to try some more of Carole Matthews books now, because if they're all like this then I have a feeling I will enjoy them!

Title: The Only Way Is Up
Author: Carole Matthews

Saturday, 21 April 2012

How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran

I loved this book. Period.
If I'm honest I didn't realise it was a feminist book when I bought it, thinking it was just going to be a funny read.  But I'm glad it was written by a femininst because reading it has changed my understanding of feminism - it really isn't all about lesbian hating men! Who knew!

If you want a laugh-out-loud read then this is the book for you.  I was constantly laughing reading this book.  At one point it had me in a hysterical giggling fit, with tears streaming down my face, unable to explain to my bewildered boyfriend why it was so funny, because until I'd calmed down, I couldn't form any words!

The author covers some interesting, and sometimes contraversial topics (abortion for instance).  I think every woman would be able to relate to at least some parts of this book, and would even go as far as to suggest that men would find it a good read (bits of it would probably shock them, but it would be an enlightening read for sure!)

Title: How To Be A Woman
Author: Caitlin Moran

Friday, 20 April 2012

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

I really enjoyed this book.  It was much better than the film (which I found a bit disappointing).   I liked the way this story was told and it was interested to note the differences between the book and the film.

I didn't think it was scary but it was certainly an interesting story, and the author did an excellent job at conveying Arthur's fear and uneasiness during his experiences in the old house.

At only 200 pages, it would be great for anyone wanting a quick read.

Title: The Woman in Black
Author: Susan Hill

Saturday, 14 April 2012

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

I heard a lot of good things about this book but it wasn't as good as I expected it would be.

I felt it took a while to get going and probably the first half of the book was a bit slow.  The last half of the book was better though and I was interested to see how the book ended.

The style of writing is incredibly descriptive and the author paints some very vivid pictures as you read the book.

Not one of my favourites but an enjoyable read non-the-less. 

Title: The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Author: Kim Edwards

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Mum on the Run by Fiona Gibson

I read this book in just three days because I loved it.  It was easy to read and really funny (another one that had me laughing at loud during a very quiet lunch break in the office!)  

It even made me think of trying to take up running again, although last time I did I thought my chest was going to explode through the pain of breathing so it might not be a great idea!

This is a fun chick-lit book and would be a great holiday read.

Title: Mum on the Run
Author: Fiona Gibson

Friday, 6 April 2012

Room by Emma Donoghue

I loved this book.  It's written from the perspective of the five year old character which I thought might be difficult to read, but it wasn't at all.

The story was really interesting and was definitely a page turner - I couldn't wait to find out how it ended.

It was really refreshing to read something so different and I would thoroughly recommend it.

Title: Room
Author: Emma Donoghue