Thursday, 12 March 2020

Five books that I've enjoyed recently

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Since I read and paid attention to How to Break up with your Mobile Phone last month, I've read a huge number of books. Some of them are old favourites that I've re-read, some are classics inspired by a books scratch off bucket list poster (affiliate link) but some of them have been new books which I've bought with birthday money or book tokens, and so I thought I'd share some of the more newly published books that I've read recently and really enjoyed.

I hope that they give you some reading inspiration!

The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is one of my favourite authors, and when he releases a new book I buy it immediately in hardback, no question. I'm just amazed by his knowledge and the way that he weaves the facts together in a really readable and absorbing way. This book, all about the workings of the body, is a fascinating read!

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

I really enjoyed reading this book about Alice, who moves with her new husband to America and discovers that it isn't the adventure that she had expected. But when she begins working with a group of ladies that have started a travelling library to take books out to isolated homes by horseback, she finds what she's really been looking for. I found it a really gripping read and loved the historical setting.

The Garden of Lost and Found by Harriet Evans

This book is about the history of a family over the years, starting with a world famous artist that destroys his best known painting, The Garden of Lost and Found, which captured his children on a perfect day in the garden. There's lots of mystery and intrigue as the true story is revealed throughout the book, it was a captivating read.


The Binding by Bridget Collins

In the world of The Binding, unpleasant and unwanted memories can be captured and stored in beautiful books. Emmett Farmer begins an apprenticeship as a binder to learn the craft, and then one day discovers a book with his own name on it. Another book which kept me hooked!

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

I do like a psychological thriller, the only trouble I have with them is that I'm always desperate to find out the ending, and so I read them far too quickly! This story about two families and their secrets was an easy and satisfying read with some good twists.

 

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