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 🙂
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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
Thanks Kate, I’ve actually got that somewhere lol
Thank you 🙂
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
Thanks Sue 🙂
I’ve got Discovery of Witches somewhere, and at least 1 Jasper Fforde! Will check out the others.
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!
It’s very inspiring isn’t it Edith 🙂
Ooooo, thanks honey, will add it to my wish list!
Read Happier at Home month by month – starting with the month you are in right now–I think that might help–it helped me.
Thanks LouAnn, I must admit, I started at the beginning, so will try your suggestion 🙂
hope it makes a difference–nothing worse than buying a book and being disappointed
Will let you know honey xx
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.
Ooooo, thanks honey!
Some more to add to my wish list 😉
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