I challenged myself to read 50 books this year, it probably doesn’t sound like a lot but considering I read about 5 books last year it will be a huge improvement. So far I have read 7 books and I am coming to the end of the 8th book.
Here’s a look at what I have read :
- In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
- We’ve Come to Take You Home by Susan Gandar
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight
- Insurgent by Veronica Roth
- Allegiant by Veronica Roth
- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
In a Dark Dark Wood was a good read, it was the first book I downloaded on my Kindle, which Santa brought me to help with my reading, a quick read it was perfect for getting me back into the habit.
“Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years, not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back. Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her? But something goes wrong. Very Wrong. Some things can’t stay secret for ever.”
I liked the setting for this book, cold and hard I felt uncomfortable along with Nora, the twists where good and I would probably read it again.
We’ve Come to Take You Home was a book I received to review, I really enjoyed this book even though it took me a while to get into it. You can read more about it here.
Where They Found Her, I picked this up at my local book shop. The body of an infant is discovered near the town’s university and no one knows who the baby is or how her body ended up there. It took me a while to get into the story just because there is quite a few characters, each with a story to tell. Once they all started coming together I couldn’t put it down until I had finished it.
“Motherhood hasn’t been easy for Molly Anderson. But shes finally enjoying life as a mother to five-year old Ella and as Arts reporter for the small but respectable Ridgedale Reader. That is, until a body is found in the woods adjacent to Ridgedale University’s ivy covered campus. This is a discovery that threatens to unearth secrets long-buried by the towns most powerful residents, and brings Molly to two women who are far more deeply connected than they have ever realised.”
Divergent was the first YA novel I had read in a long time, I hadn’t planned on getting it but Kindle had a free book offer on it so I downloaded it without thinking much of it. When we moved house we had no internet and with nothing decent on the tv I picked up the kindle and started reading it. I was kicking myself for not reading sooner, I became so immersed in the story and when I finished I was cursing our lack of internet because it prevented me from immediately downloading the other books in the series., Insurgent and Allegiant.
“In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.” – Veronica Roth
I honestly feel like I need to give this series a separate post of its own.. I’m still raw from finishing it..
City of Bones I actually read a few years ago, my sister had been talking about the books and I thought it sounded awesome, when I went to buy it Easons actually had a special on so I said feck it and bought all of them. I flew through City of Bones and City of Ashes then never got around to reading the rest of them so I am making up for it now. I love anything to do with the supernatural, angels, demons, vampires etc and the idea that they are living alongside us has always fascinated me, I feel like I could be Clary drawn into such a world. The book has a decent good vs evil vibe with love and betrayal thrown in for equal measure, I look forward to reading more in the series and see how the story progresses.
So that is where I am at so far I am nearly finished reading City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare and I have a lot of books lined up to keep me going for a while, finding the time is the hard part.
Have you read any of these books, do you have a favourite? Let me know!