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Read….January 2015

I’ve had a brilliant month for books, I feel like I’ve made time to relax and start reading again which is fab.

So, here’s what I’ve been reading in January:

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

I love the film, and so was intrigued about the book. The first thing I’d say, is that the film is rather different to the book. There are some basic similarities but the book is surprisingly different. I love the style it’s written in, it’s a refreshing take on the fairy tale kind of story, and it’s funny as well. A lovely little bit of escapism.

Going Out In The Midday Sun by Kate.A.Hardy

I loved this book, and I read it as part of the bahlsen book club. This book is about four strangers living in London in the late 90s, their lives interconnected in some random ways. It’s a great nostalgic read. Full Review here.

Second life by SJ Watson

This is a brilliant thriller, a fabulous second book by S J Watson. When Julia’s sister is murdered, it leaves her with questions about her sisters life that she will do anything to find out. Her enquiries lead her to make decisions which change her life forever. I was lucky enough to read an advance copy of this book, which is published on 12th February. It’s a great show stopping read, and the tension is held throughout. Full review here.

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

I was a bit disappointed with this book, really. I didn’t find it as engrossing as I may have thought. I love the TV Series Girls but this doesn’t really have the same charm. I’m not really sure what this book is about; it gives a glimpse as to who Lena is, but it’s a very carefully thought and written and in a way I don’t think you get too know her at all. I liked some chapters in this book, particularly about weight and diet, but the chapters about love and everything associated with it was a bit boring for me. Maybe I’m just too old!

So these are the books I have read this month. For February, I’ve got a few crackers in store which I can’t wait to read! These include Disclaimer and my friend Ericka’s book Confessions of a Mother Inferior.

Let me know if you’ve read any of these books, would love to know your thoughts.


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