How did I do in February though?!
I did manage to get through The Girl on The Train and First Frost so 2 out of 3 aint bad AND it is 2 more than I read in January!
The Girl on The Train – I quite enjoyed this book, it was easy to read and although the main character is an alcoholic you can’t help but feel for her. This ‘who done it’ kept me guessing until around 3/4 of the way through which was novel as I can usually guess quite early on… and then lose interest! Looking forward to seeing how it’s adapted into a movie, as much as I love Emily Blunt I just can’t quite see her as Rachel so that will be interesting.
First Frost – I fell in love with the Waverley sisters all over again! Knowing full well when I started this book I wouldnt want it to end I took my time and devoured each page. Sarah Addison Allen has a wonderful way with words and you fall head first into the magical world of the Waverleys. The ending was left open too so I am hoping there will be more in this series too – I need to see how the Bay and Josh storyline develops! Someone please make these into movies!!
On my read list for March are 3 books I have had a long time but really want to get through. I’m a sucker for a cover story so these had me hooked at the synopsis… (all the italics below are from Amazon)
As Good as it Gets? by Fiona Gibson
A warm, funny read for fans of Outnumbered and the novels of Fern Britton, Fiona writes about life as it really is.
“Midlife crisis? WHAT midlife crisis?!”
Charlotte Bristow is worried about her husband Will. With her 16-year-old daughter Rosie newly signed to a top modelling agency, and Will recently out of a job, things are changing in their household.
As Will dusts down his old leather trousers and starts partying with their new, fun neighbours, Charlotte begins to wonder what on earth is going on.
So when Fraser, Charlotte’s ex – and father of Rosie – suddenly arrives back on the scene, she starts to imagine what might have been…
The Future Homemakers of America by Laurie Graham
Filled with warmth, wit and wisdom, The Future Homemakers of America takes us to the heart of female friendship. A novel fans of DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD will not be able to resist.
Norfolk,1953. The Fens have never seen anything quite like the girls from USAF Drampton. Overpaid, overfed and over here.
While their men patrol the skies keeping the Soviets at bay, some are content to live the life of the Future Homemakers of America – clipping coupons, cooking chicken pot pie – but other start to stray, looking for a little native excitement beyond the perimeter fence. Out there in the freezing fens they meet Kath Pharaoh, a tough but warm Englishwoman. Bonds are forged, uniting the women in friendship that will survive distant postings, and the passage of forty years.
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Soon to be a major film starring Elle Fanning.
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the ‘natural wonders’ of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself – a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink. How far will Violet go to save the boy she has come to love?
Something light hearted, something nostalgic and something that sounds like it might have me in tears! I will be back at the end of March and hope this month to manage all, I guess we shall see! So, with that I am now going to go start up a new wax melt, snuggle on the sofa, wait for pizza and make a start into this months selection.
Ooh which one first…!
What is currently on your ‘to read’ list?