The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris: Despite the subject matter, I found this a very easy read. It’s the true story of Lale Sokolov – how he survived the horrors of Auschwitz and found love along the way.
Need to Know by Karen Cleveland (on the Kindle): This was February’s Book Club choice on Radio 2’s Drive Time Show. Again, it was an easy read and I zipped through it. It was slightly predictable, but there were a few unexpected twists and an ending that I felt had been set up for a sequel.
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar: I couldn’t decide if I enjoyed this or not. I plodded through to the end, but admit to speed reading a few pages every now and again. I didn’t warm to either of the two principle characters and found the ending entirely predictable.
Dear Reader by Mary O’Connell (on the Kindle): I saw this recommended on Everyday Reading blog (it’s YA) and was drawn in by her great review. I have to admit that I’m not a fan of Wuthering Heights (a battered copy of which is central to the plot) – am I allowed to say that about a novel that has long since been considered a literary classic? Um, I just did … Anyway, moving on, I don’t think reading Wuthering Heights needs to be a pre-requisite. I’m about a third of the way through and keep hoping that suddenly I’ll understand why it received such a great review.