Right now I'm reading...

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

Sunday, 25 November 2012

A Winter Flame by Milly Johnson.

I was really looking forward to reading this book and I wasn't disappointed at all.  It's a lovely, light-hearted book and fabulous to read at Christmas time as the story is based in a Winter Wonderland theme park.  It's magical, trust me!

As always with Milly's books the characters are very relate-able  funny and you route for them the whole way through the story.  Some of the characters crossover from Milly's last book, White Wedding - but if you haven't read that one, don't worry, you could read this book independently and it would all make sense.

The only problem with this book is that it has left me desperate to visit Winterworld - it seems like such a magical place; and I could definitely get married in the wedding chapel there.  If only it were real...

Title: A Winter Flame
Author: Milly Johnson

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Heart Of The Matter by Emily Giffin.

As a fan of Emily Giffin books I was hoping this one would be as good as my favourite, Something Borrowed' and I'm glad to say I wasn't disappointed.

This is a story of three people and how their lives intertwine.  In essence quite a simple book, there are no big elaborate plots to keep track of and no long list of characters to keep up with, but I loved the detail, and finding out how one simple act can affect people in very different ways.

I felt for each of the characters, and could identify in part with the perspective offered by each one.

This was a page turner of a book, and I couldn't put it down. I cried my way through the ending but enjoyed the book immensely.

Title: Heart Of The Matter
Author: Emily Giffin

Friday, 16 November 2012

Things I Want My Daughters To Know By Elizabeth Noble.

I thought this book might be a bit of tear-jearker, but I actually found it an uplifting and inspiring read.

The four daughters in the book are each very different, but all very likeable.  I especially enjoyed reading Hannah and Amanda's stories.

The letters from 'Mum' were lovely to read and the strongest thing I took from this book was a sense of 'live for today - you never know what will happen tomorrow'.

At times I couldn't put this book down, and had a few to many late nights as a result of this.

All in all I would recommend this as a good book for my friends to read.  A lovely example of grown-up chick-lit.

Title: Things I Want My Daughters To Know
Author: Elizabeth Noble

Sunday, 11 November 2012

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

It might be a bit cliche to call a book about a circus 'magical' but it really was.  I loved this book.  It was totally different to anything I've read before, taking you into a world where magic exists, but not in a cheesy way; there are no witches on broomsticks and wizards in big hats; this books takes you into a wonderfully described wonderland of a circus, a place you could only ever dream of being.

I have never read a book I have been so desperate to see made into a film.  The magnificent detail of the circus would be amazing to see in film.  I imagine it being a 'Tim Burton type film' a little bit whacky and full of life. The contrasts of the black and white circus would be amazing brought to life in a film, and I would love to meet the characters on film.

This is ultimately a love story, but I was so intrigued in 'the challenge' that the love story just felt like a little extra.

I got a little bit confused by the dates on each chapter, but I always get muddled by numbers and dates so that's just me!

If the circus were real I would most certainly be a reveur and follow it around wherever it went, possibly becoming a little obsessed with it.

Would recommend this book to anyone, and if you're from Hollywood - please hurry up and make it into a film.

Title: The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Genre: Fantasy

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Here Come The Girls by Milly Johnson.

I took this book away with me to read on holiday and it was the perfect holiday read.  The four girls in the book go away together on a cruise so it was great to read about them enjoying the sunshine whilst I was doing the same.

The book is set on a cruise, which brought back good memories for me as I went on a cruise years ago, and I'm also sure it would be interesting to read about life on a cruise ship if you've never been on one.

It was a really pleasant read.  It wasn't a page turner, and wasn't my favourite of Milly Johnson's books; but that doesn't mean it isn't worth a read; I'm a big fan of Milly's writing.  All the characters are fun and easy to relate to. 

I'm really glad I took this book away with me; a brilliant holiday read.

Title: Here Come The Girls
Author: Milly Johnson