Sunday, 29 April 2012

April Books


The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey - a magical book.  The story starts in Alaska in 1920.  Jack & Mabel don't have any children, Mabel lost a child and it is a big regret in their lives.  During the first snowfall they build a snow girl complete with scarf and gloves.  In the morning it is gone.  They get glimpses of a blond haired girl running through the trees.  They slowly get to know the girl and care for her and take her into their hearts.  The story is based on a Russian fairytale.  A really great read.


Gang of One by Gary Mulgrew - a fascinating read.  Memoirs of Gary Mulgrew, one of the Natwest three who was extradited to America charged with wire fraud.  The story explains what happened to him and the other two accused.  He also writes about his early years and his family as well as terrifying prison life.


Then They Came For Me by Maziar Bahari - fascinating read about award winning journalist Maziar Bahari.  He was in Iran to cover the Presidential Election in June in 2009 for Newsweek magazine.  He was just expecting to be there a few days and then be back home to London to his pregnant fiancee but he is arrested and incarcerated under false charges of espionage in Evin, a State Prison known for oppression and torture.  Prison life is hard and he is interrogated on a regular basis.  Paola, his fiancee in London and his mother in Iran fought hard for his freedom.  He was released in October 2009.


Lost Angel by Mandasue Heller.  If you like Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers and Jessie Keane you'll love this book.

Johnny Conroy meets Ruth Hynes before long they are married and Johnny becomes part of the Hynes family.  The Hynes family business is stealing cars.  The only good thing in his life is his daughter Angel who is innocent and nice.  She meets Ryan, an employee of Johnny's and they fall in love but the family secrets involve him too... A great easy read.

What have you been reading this month?

12 comments:

  1. Snow child looks so good, really want to read it! Hollie x

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    1. It's fab, I really recommend it! x

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  2. I'ver read the hunger games trilogy and I'm currently reading game of thrones :) xx

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    1. Heard lots about it - will check it out x

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  3. The Snow Child seems good for me! I like that kind of story :)
    And The Lost Angel... think it's a great choice for traveling easy read ;-)

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  4. I like the sound of the two prison related books, I read Howard Marks' Mr Nice last month and that was a great read. Read The Hunger Games trilogy this month and loved that :) x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They were really interesting I'd recommend them. Will check out your reads x

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  5. Snow Child is next on my list. Reading the Twilight trilogy at the moment, loving them -make me feel like a teenager again!

    Highly recommend Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard here is my review:
    http://ritualsbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/foodtastic-parisan-heaven-of-book.html

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    1. It's fab! :)
      away to read your review x

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  6. I enjoyed The Snow Child too. Disappointingly, I haven't read much this month as I've been super busy with work and I end up just crashing in front of the TV when I get home :-(

    Would recommend the Hunger Games, although I don't think the trilogy is quite as good as everyone makes out. I actually preferred Battle Royale, a very similar Japanese novel, which was written way before the Hunger Games but is based on a similar premise.
    x

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    1. :) thanks for the recommendation! x

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