Writing Blogger Challenge Day 7

Sorry today’s post is a little late, but I’ve been having a Proud Mummy Moment and I’ve only just got back 🙂


The prompt for day 7 is:

Profile 2 books you’ve read and loved lately.

Hmmmmm, well, I haven’t read any fiction for ages and that’s partly to do with all the critique pieces I’ve read recently.

The last book I actually read, and loved was A Voice Of Her Own by Marlene A. Schiwy.

A fascinating look at women diary writers. I will definitely be seeking out some of the work referred to. It’s very inspiring, especially if you’re into journal writing and keeping a diary (something I aspire to).

And then the book I’m currently reading (which I was hoping to love) is Happier At Home by Gretchen Rubin.

I thoroughly enjoyed her first book, The Happiness Project, and although I’m on Chapter 3 of this one I’m finding myself skim reading sections *sighs* It’s so disappointing isn’t it when you thought you’d love a book, but you’re just not gelling 😦

I’m in a bit of a fiction reading slump at the moment so help me out….What was the best fiction book you’ve read so far this year? I need some inspiration 🙂

13 thoughts on “Writing Blogger Challenge Day 7

  1. I love love LOVED Room by Emma Donoghue. So much so that as I’d borrowed it from a friend and sadly had to return it, I went and bought a copy to pass around my other friends and family. It was THAT good.

    Congrats on your proud mummy moment! 🙂 x


  2. Oh yes Room by our Emma Donoghue. Superb read. I was so furious when the book club I formerly belonged to wouldn’t put it on their list.
    I only read fiction, and for the most part paranormal (cause that’s what I write) so I can recommend :

    Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton – not paranormal. A mute young man’s involvement in crime. And excellently written.

    Kim Harrison who is a top author – paranormal urban fantasy – don’t think you would enjoy it Vikki but her writing technique is almost as good as Deborah Harness who wrote Discovery of Witches one of my all time fav reads

    and for fun Jasper Fforde – all writers should read him


  3. Oh I loved A Voice of Her Own – one of the first ‘writing’ related books I read way back when!
    As for book recommendations – well I really enjoyed The Light Between Oceans and was quite taken aback when it never made the move from long list to short list for the Women’s Prize for Fiction earlier this year. Think you’ll love it though!


  4. Wow, impressed that Room is still going strong as a reader choice. How about Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua – an Asian American perspective which finds commonality in many parents I see around me. And for thrills with some romance (?) Gone Girls by Gillian Flynn. Interesting domestic perspective of a marriage gone wrong.


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