Currently Reading

I love to scrapbook almost as much as I love to read.
Twelve days into the new year and I’ve already read one book,
am half-way through another (on Kindle*) and have two lined up waiting.
How to Find Love in a Book Shop by Veronica Henry caught my eye because
it’s set in two of my favourite places; the Cotswolds and a book shop.
The story moves along nicely, but is definitely in the Chick Lit genre.
An easy read, but perhaps not for someone who has recently lost a parent
{I’d have given this book a wide berth if I’d realised the extent of the loss
the main character suffers}.
A character in HtFLiaBS claims that Heartburn by Nora Ephron is a favourite
and that she has read it 16 times.  I’ve never read any Nora Ephron, but that sentence alone
was enough to make me pick up a copy.
{And anyone who can write When Harry Met Sally must be talented.}  
The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman was recommended by my best friend
and initially it didn’t sound my cup of tea.
The plot involves a veteran, a lighthouse and a baby …
{When I was browsing for it in the bookshop,
I ended up asking the assistant for help … “I don’t know the author,
but it’s got oceans in the title …”  
She took me straight to it.
{* I’m reading the Poldark series on my Kindle, as there are 12 books in the set.}
What are you reading?

9 thoughts on “Currently Reading

  1. I'm not familiar with any of these, Ruth, but I too would be drawn by the word 'ocean' in the title. (Or 'sea'). I was given 'All The Light We Cannot See' (Anthony Doerr) for Christmas and am just starting it.


  2. I have read The Light Between Oceans & I did like. I believe the movie comes out this month. I just had a visit to the library & picked up a historical novel (so fiction really), it was a random choice.
    AAAAAh Poldark … I will say no more.


  3. I've just finished “For Whom the Bell Tolls” which came in a bargain pack of paperbacks my mum bought from her book club catalogue. I liked it a lot more than I was expecting to.

    Next, I can't resist a new “Rebus” because I now know enough of Edinburgh to see in my head where he is when he mentions street names (and pubs..)


  4. I've just read an advance copy of a book my son got for me which hasn't been published in the uk yet. Called ''Kill the Father' by Sandrone Daziere, it was brilliant. I do love a mystery thriller and this one was unputdownable! Now I'm reading Inferno by Dan Brown.


  5. Mentally I have been just outside that place where I dwelt when I couldn't read fiction because it might be scary. I can still read fiction but I am in the chicklit arena at the moment because that isn't scary just occasionally verging on pornographic. Titles of these books? UM, well anything by Kim Law because it isn't scary, follows a predictable formula and yes is vaguely pornographic – kinda.
    I have managed a murder mystery this week so I think I might be coming out of the depression again.It was the latest in the Aunty Bessie series by Diana Xarissa
    I am slowing down with the reading now and seem to be averaging three books in two days but I don't have small children or a job. I tend to read more in the winter – comfy chair, warm fire and nasty weather outside – and I have been a fan of Kindle unlimited for nearly two years. You can have 10 books at anytime for £7.99 a month, so I change mine every couple of days. I am hoping to dowload the reading system that our library uses and then I will be able to do the same with them only free


  6. I remember seeing trailers for TLBO at the cinema so have a vague idea of the story. Will be interested to hear what you think of it. The last book I read was The Paying Guests; I'm a big fan of Sarah Waters. Currently reading Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan, another favourite of mine. Next up (on Kindle) are All the Light You Cannot See and the third Outlander book.


  7. I'm not familiar with any of these, but The Light Between Oceans sounds interesting.

    I'm reading several books right now: Double Down, the second in a new YA series; I am Going, a non-fiction book about mission trips; and getting ready to start The House at Riverton for book club.


  8. The Light Between Oceans sounds interesting.

    I like the idea of the falling in love in a bookshop title, one of my favourite books as a young girl was '84 Charing Cross Road' – I was delighted when we were moving to the UK to discover it was a real road!

    I'm reading again, lots of non fiction, some fiction, lots of magazines. Plus work assignments – I have to remind myself I shouldn't feel guilty for these as they are actually work…

    I remember my parents watching Poldark but I was away at boarding school and they did not encourage television watching.


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