BOOKS: Recently Read 02

Friday, 6 May 2016

Books Ive recently read. THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS. EYE CONACT. A YEAR OF TAKING CHANCES.

It's been a while since I did a book related post. I have been a bit on and off when it comes to reading recently. With my Goodreads App informing me I am 1 book behind on my reading challenge for the year I feel like I need to get a move on! I'd like to be ahead of schedule idealy! I digress, this post is about a few of the books I recently read. A little bit of a  mix, heading back to my original book reading roots with some chick Lit thrown in! So lets get stuck in. 

A YEAR OF TAKING CHANCES by Lucy Diamond. 
Like I said I decided to go back to my roots and read a little bit of Chick Lit again. I find this genre so easy to read and although I am slowly branching out to other genres, if I want something that to be honest, doesnt require much concentration i'll opt for something of this nature! A year of taking chances tells the story of 3 women who's friendship develops over a chance meeting at a New years eve party. They vow that this year will be there's, they will own it. However over the course of the year things don't go as planned for the 3 of them. Curve balls are thrown in each of the girls direction, leaving them to make some tough decisions and reevaluate some of their  life choices. Sounds very serious I know but it's a very enjoyable read that does touch on some rather serious subjects without making you feel like 'urgh well this is all a bit negative'. It's a book that moves well, it was one I was excited to keep reading to find out how each of the women would over come the different hurdles they were facing in their lives. I think I've probably made it sound really serious and negative, but I think the main thing that I took from this book is that no matter what the situation, sometimes you need to just be a bit ballsy and just go for it. Think about yourself and what you want, don't let others dictate how you live your life, if you are unhappy make the changes and take the chances that are thrown your way. 

EYE CONTACT by Fergus O'Neil. 
This book was one I received in my Secret Santa Book swap. I quite fancied reading a crime book so decided to get stuck in to the first of the Two books Jenny gifted me. This is a crime book where we know straight away who the Killer is. It's game you see. If you look Robert Naysmith in the eye at the wrong time, you wont know it but you have a 24 hour head start before he comes after you. To kill you. This alone kept me gripped throughout. How would you be able to track down a complete stranger who just happened to look at you 24 hours after your paths crossed? intriguing no? Then we have the detective assigned to the case, Graham Harland. The task of tracking down a serial killer who has no real pattern to the killings, selecting people at random makes an exciting read from both the killer and the detectives point of view. If you are a fan of crime/detective thrillers then this is a serious I recommend starting. It really keeps you on your toes and is another book I was keen to find a moment to read the next installment! 

First I will admit that I went into this book blind having only read the blurb. Second I will say that I think that is how everyone should approach this book! Which makes me wanting to do a little summary here for you all quite difficult! Fortunately for you, the 'twist' so to speak is revealed fairly early on in the book. The Girl with all the gifts ended up being a book about something that hadn't even entered my thought process when reading the blurb, which made it an interesting read! Despite this, I thoroughly enjoyed it and it is a definite page turner. I was very keen to get through this book and despite my  slowish progress documented on goodreads when reading it, if I had a spare moment I picked up this book and read, even if it was just a chapter because it gripped me that much! Have I made you want to read it yet? haha. You'll understand why I'm so secretive if you do decide to give this one a go!

Any of these take your fancy?

What have you read recently? Are there any books you think I may like? Let me know in the comments!  If you fancy being my friend on Goodreads, you can add me as a friend here

Much love

15 comments:

  1. I've read the year of taking chances and I loved it, but I'm definitely far more into chick lit style books. I need to start reading more things which are challenging x

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  2. I have not read any of these books but I will add them to my reading list.

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  3. I have not read any of these books but they sound interesting.

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  4. I have to admit I love a good crime book so I'll have to check out EYE CONTACT by Fergus O'Neil that sounds good! x

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  5. Sounds like three very interesting books. I wish I had more time to read, I used to really enjoy it.

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  6. I love crime books! It is pretty much all I read (when I get chance to read). H x

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  7. The Girl with all the gift sounds like my kind of book! I haven't read anything for a while because I've been so busy, I miss reading!

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  8. I do wish I had more time to read as these sound great.

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  9. I've read 'The Year of Taking Chances' but didn't enjoy it as much as some of Lucy Diamond's other books - I'm usually a big fan of her books. I love the sound of The Girl with All the Gifts - that's definitely going on my reading list!

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  10. Yes! I love book recommendations. I haven't read any of these yet, but I'm trying to read a book a week over the summer and might have just snuck these onto the ol' wishlist. x

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  11. I like the sound of Eye Contact, especially the fact that you know who the killer is but he kills at random and you only have 24 hours. Spooky!

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  12. I love the A year of taking chances book. And it did help me inso many things, especially if you're in a time of life where you are and where will you go. I helped me in finding the happier way. Very good read! :)

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  13. I also think it's best to just start books without reading the blurb. It can often spoil a book knowing what the premise is before ou start! I'm a book ahead of schedule at the moment, fingers crossed I can keep it up D:

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  14. These all sound really interesting and going to put them on my list as I have been looking for some literacy inspiration of late - especially as summer and longer days are nearly here and I plan to make more time for reading

    Laura x

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  15. I REALLY need to start reading again! Gorgeous shot of the books xo

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