Aiming for 3 a month!
This year I have made a concious decision that I need to read more! Last year I hardly read any and it seems like I missed out on some really good books, this year I am aiming for at least 3 books a month. During the first week of each month I will pop up a post detailing which books are TO BE read and which books WERE read the previous month. Fingers crossed this is one challenge I will be able to complete! haha
First up this month is a book that everyone has and is talking about. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins (which has already been made into a movie due for release on Sept 22nd this year)
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.
Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.
Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…
This appeals to me on so many levels, the mystery, suspense and people watching too – I love sitting with a coffee in Starbucks watching people go past and wondering what they do, where they’ve been, what their life is like etc.
Second on my list is First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen I have had this book since it first came out as I adored Garden Spells which was Sarahs first story of the Waverley Sisters.
Autumn has finally arrived in the small town of Bascom, North Carolina, heralded by a strange old man appearing with a beaten-up suitcase. He has stories to tell, stories that could change the lives of the Waverley women forever. But the Waverleys have enough trouble on their hands. Quiet Claire Waverley has started a successful new venture, Waverley’s Candies, but it’s nothing like she thought it would be, and it’s slowly taking over her life. Claire’s wild sister Sydney, still trying to leave her past behind, is about to combust with her desire for another new beginning. And Sydney’s fifteen-year-old daughter Bay has given her heart away to the wrong boy and can’t get it back.
From the author of the New York Times bestselling sensation GARDEN SPELLS, FIRST FROST is magical and atmospheric, taking readers back into the lives of the gifted Waverley women – back to their strange garden and temperamental apple tree, back to their house with a personality of its own, back to the men who love them fiercely – proving that a happily-ever-after is never the real ending to a story. It’s where the real story begins.
If you haven’t read it and love Practical Magic then this book is a must! The only reason I have held of reading it is because I know I am not going to want it to end!
Finally my third choice is The Wedding Bees by Sarah-Kate Lynch My sisters know exactly the kinds of books I love so when my birthday rolled around I was presented with this little gem. It has 5 stars on Amazon and sounds like an ideal escape …
Sugar Wallace did not believe in love at first sight, but her bees did. . . .
Every spring Sugar Wallace coaxes her sleepy honeybee queen—presently the sixth in a long line of Queen Elizabeths—out of the hive and lets her crawl around a treasured old map. Wherever the queen stops is their next destination, and this year it’s New York City.
Sugar sets up her honeybees on the balcony of an East Village walk-up and then––as she’s done everywhere since leaving South Carolina––she gets to know her neighbors. She is, after all, a former debutante who believes that manners make the world a better place even if they seem currently lacking in the big city.
Plus, she has a knack for helping people. There’s Ruby with her scrapbook of wedding announcements; single mom Lola; reclusive chef Nate; and George, a courtly ex-doorman. They may not know what to make of her bees and her politeness, but they can’t deny the magic in her honey.
And then there’s Theo, a delightfully kind Scotsman who crosses Sugar’s path as soon as she gets into town and is quickly besotted. But love is not on the menu for Sugar. She likes the strong independent woman she’s become since leaving the South and there’s nothing a charmer like Theo can do to change her mind . . . only her bees can do that.
The Wedding Bees is a novel about finding sweetness where you least expect it and learning to love your way home.
Next month I will pop up my next three books to read along with a little write up about what I did and didn’t love about these ones.
What is on your reading list this month?
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