Friday, 31 August 2012

August Books

I didn't seem to read much in July.  I started The Schemer and the final fifty shades book but only got half way through them both.  I think I was too busy reading blogs and learning how to tweet!

The Schemer by Kimberley chambers is an easy read (but not one of my favourites from her).  It tells the story of Stephanie Crouch.  She meets East-End wide boy Barry and falls head over heels.  Barry's mum relocates to Spain with her partner and Stephanie finds love in the arms of Barry's friend Wayne.  Ten years later Barry returns to England and Stephanie's life starts to unravel... 

I loved The Book of Summers - very nice easy reading book.  Beth is living her life as normal when her dad brings her a parcel.  Inside is a letter telling her that her estranged mother has died.  Included is a scrapbook entitled "The Book of Summers".  It is full of photographs and mementoes compiled by her mum to record seven summers Beth spent in rural Hungary.  A story with a twist or two!

My final book is the third part in the Fifty Shades trilogy.  You can read about what I thought about the other two here.  I did enjoy the final part but I'm ready to read something else now - in fact I've nearly finished The Girl on the Stairs which has been totally compelling from the first page.

What have you been reading this month?


  1. I still do not like 50 Shades, but will certainly keep your newest suggestion in mind.
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  2. I am hopeless at finishing books as the kids always interrupt me! When I do get into reading I tend to see what I can get from the charity stores as they are so cheap! Some amazing finds in there! x

    1. I love charity shop finds! I've picked up some great books there x

  3. I like the sound of The Book of Summers, sounds like a lovely holiday read :) x