Right now I'm reading...

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

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Love The One You're With by Emily Giffin.

I'm a big Emily Giffin fan, having loved her first three books (Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof).  This, Emily's fourth book, isn't up there with the others I don't think, but as ever it was a lovely read.

I love the way the story deals with issues such as infidelity and marriage in a way which everyone can relate to even if you haven't been there yourself.  I can totally understand the decisions made by characters and I was looking forward to finding out how the story ended.

The characters were very easy to like, and there was even an overlap with some characters from previous books.

Next, Heart of the Matter...

Title: Love The One You're With
Author: Emily Giffin

Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

Despite the hype surrounding this book, I knew little of it (other than it might possibly be a bit raunchy!) but just the fact that it was totally sold out in every shop I went in made me intrigued and I had to find out what was so good about it.

Yes, this book contains a lot of sex and at first it was a little strange reading the sex scenes as it's not something I would normally read, but after a while I no longer really noticed the sex scenes as I was so involved in the story line.

I loved the characters and was intrigued to see how the story ended.  If I were to criticise the book I would say that I felt there was quite as lot of repetition throughout the writing, but I did still enjoy it.

I hope that when they make the film they don't make one film per book, as I can't see how someone could make a film out of the first book alone, as not that much really happens!  That said, I will be the first in line at the cinema when it comes out!

Title: Fifty Shades of Grey
Author: E. L. James

Friday, 13 July 2012

The Big Year by Mark Obmascik

For the first time, I have started reading a book and stopped it half way through.

I found this book really difficult to get into and to be honest, quite boring.  I realised that having read half the book, I couldn't really tell you much about any of the characters, and there was no plot drawing me in and keeping me interested.

I may have judged this book by its cover, thinking that as it has three of my favourite comedy actors on the cover that it would be a funny read; unfortunately it wasn't.

This isn't a book I would suggest to anyone - not even birdwatchers!

Title: The Big Year
Author: Mark Obmascik

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

This is a book that I would never have read if I had known what it was about beforehand, as I don't think it would have appealed to my happy-ending-chick-lit tastes, but it was recommended to me so without even reading the back cover I started it... and loved it!

It was different to anything I've read before and an interesting read as I learnt about a subjects I haven't really any knowledge of.

I loved the characters and despite covering some difficult topics including spinal injuries and assisted suicide, this book is a warm, feel good read.
I couldn't put it down, and even now I actually wish I was still reading it!

Title: Me Before You
Author: Jojo Moyes

Sunday, 1 July 2012

The Yorkshire Pudding Club by Milly Johnson.

This was Milly Johnson's first book and the second I have read of hers. I thought it was another brilliant book, with three main characters, all in different situations, I think everyone would be able to relate to at least one of them. 

The characters are loveable, and the storyline has lots of twists and turns but remains really easy to read.  I loved the pregnancy theme, as someone who hasn't got any children, the details in the book were really interesting - if not a bit scary!

The book made me laugh despite covering some uncomfortable topics at times, and had such a lovely ending I came over all emotional!

Would definitely recommend this one.

Title: The Yorkshire Pudding Club
Author: Milly Johnson