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!
THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS by M. R. Carey
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?
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.