Tuesday, 28 February 2012

February Books


The promise is a follow on from Belle.  The book begins in 1914.  Belle is married to Jimmy who runs a pub with his uncle and Belle makes her own hats and owns a hat shop.  With war looming Jimmy signs up and Belle volunteers to help the wounded.  She goes to France to become an ambulance driver.  She meets up with Etienne who features largely in her life in Belle.  Really believable characters, I couldn't wait to find out what happens.  Won't be to everyone's taste but really easy book to get lost in.  Although I do recommend reading Belle first. You can buy this book here.


Hotel K: The Shocking Inside Story of Bali's most notorious Jail by Kathryn Bonella.  "It's walls touch paradise: sparkling oceans, surf beaches and palm trees on one side, while on the other its a dark, bizarre and truly frightening underworld of sex, drugs, violence and squalor".

Absolutely fascinating (and sometimes scary) read.  You find out about life inside Hotel K.  The book follows the inmates and their everyday lives.  You can buy this book here.



Cage of Bones - Tania Carver - A building awaits demolition and two workmen go to look over the building.  They find a cage made of bones with a child within.  DI Phil Brennan and psychologist Marina Esposito have uncovered a killer who has been killing for 30 years.  With twists and turns an easy reading book. See the book here.  From the authors of The Surrogate and The Creeper - if you've not read these you should read them first as Phil and Marina feature in them.




Me Before You - Jojo Moyes - I loved this book - you definitely need your tissues!  The story follows Lou who works in a cafe and lives at home with her family, goes out with Patrick and hasn't ever left the small town where she lives.  She loses her job and finds one looking after Will who was in a motorcycle accident and is now paralysed from the chest down.  The story follows how their friendship grows and how Will helps Lou grow as a person.  Don't want to say too much about the storyline but I was sad when I finished this book!  You can buy the book here.


What have you been reading?

16 comments:

  1. I've really liked Belle, I have to buy the Promise asap xxx

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    1. I really recommend it - such a great read (and it ties up some loose ends) x

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  2. Oh I used to love Lesley Pearse books in my late teens! I think I might have to go back to them :) x

    www.lottys-luxuries.blogspot.com

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    1. I'd recommend these - really great books x

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  3. At the moment I'm reading a non-fiction book, "Deluxe, How Luxury Lost Its Lustre", by Dana Thomas. If your a brand junkie and don't want your rose tinted specs taken away from you, you might want to avoid this one. LOL!

    Ali

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    1. I've seen this mentioned on a few blogs recently - away to check it out! x

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  4. Ooo Cage of Bones sounds interesting, I haven't read a good crime thriller in ages! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'd recommend - DI Phil Brennan and Marina Esposito feature in the first two books and by the third you're getting to know them quite well x

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  5. Me Before You sounds interesting, I love a good weepy! It sounds a little similar to One Day.
    x

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    1. It's fab! I couldn't put it down, do recommend it x

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  6. Oooh I've wanted to read Me before you, may just do that now and The Promise, which recently seen advertised looks like must read now too.
    I'm terrible with books, I put them down and never get around to reading them properly.
    I was recently bought The Help by Kathryn Stockett, it says it's a two million copy US bestseller but I've not really looked at any of it yet.
    Have you heard of it? Aparently it was made into a film.
    Ax

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    1. so recommend it - its such a fab read. The Promise is great too. I started reading the Help but just couldn't get into it though its meant to be a great read. Fancy the film x

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  7. Some lovely books I really need to start reading more often I used to be such a bookworm haha Xx

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    1. I made a resolution to read more! x

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  8. Now I want to read it lol... (See me comment on world book night post) and I am a huge fan of Tania Carver xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. ha ha! I really need to get her next book! x

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