But now I’m back!
Sorry to have neglected you for so long.
I thought I’d do a little round up of some of the goodies that I’ve read since June, but I’ve held a few back so I can waffle on about them a bit more in the next week or so. I’ve kept it brief, as there are a few but if they’re on the list, it’s because I think they’re worth a read.
The Missing Girl by Jenny Quintana. A thriller, acknowledging the the differences in how older generations deal with secrets and lies. A really good read, with some excellent twists and turns.
Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker. Another thriller, American, a bit more gruesome than The Missing Girl, but good and meaty.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. She can write can’t she? My word, I’ve read both of her books now and in each one she brilliantly captures families and the individuals within. Just such good writing.
Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. This was the random debut I took a punt on for some of my holiday reading. Did it pay off? Not sure. But I quite enjoyed, in a sort detached kind of way. Slightly unsettling, but nicely put together.
The Girl Before by JP Delaney. This was a great read, a brilliant murder mystery questioning the benefits of modern technology.
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. Another thriller, (there seemed to be a theme to my summer reading which I didn’t even realise at the time!?) about the disappearance of a child. Entertaining and well written.
Normal People by Sally Rooney. A big part of me wanted to do a proper write up for this book, because I LOVED it. But it’s been so heavily publicised and written about by people who know far more than me about doing this kind of thing, that I decided to leave it to the professionals. But if you’re looking for a new read and haven’t read this, then do. It wont disappoint.
Great Hair Days by Luke Hersheson. Don’t laugh. This is a book written by a famous hairdresser, about how to get great hair and it nearly convinced me to book an appointment at his salon. I said nearly didn’t I? Could make a good pressie for a teenager?
The Goodness of Dogs by India Knight. We’re thinking of getting a dog, and it wouldn’t be right if I did something without reading about it first, so if that’s you and you’re on the edge of getting a puppy, please do have a peruse of this book. Helpful, non judgy, informative and supportive, I am now trying to figure out ways of getting my husband to read it.