Book Journal: March 2014

Books (7), Pages (1,908), Days Spent Reading (30)

25th – 29th March

out of the easyOut of the Easy – Ruta Sepetys

Pages (346), Days to Read (5), Rating (5/5)

Great teen historical fiction set in one of my favourite places, New Orleans.



23rd -24th March

uncommon readerThe Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennett

Pages (120), Days to Read (1), Rating (5/5)

A charming and witty tale you could read in one sitting. Such a cute little ‘what if?’ kind of tale.



22nd – 23rd March

blackoutBlackout – Emily Barr

Pages (77), Days to Read (1), Rating (5/5)

This psychological thriller had me gripped from beginning to end. It’s a great quick read.



11th -21st March

the book thiefThe Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Pages (552), Days to Read (11), Rating (5/5)

I love this book. Read it!




6th – 10th March

9780142410707_custom-937c8a14ae3737ec420c733288cba59afd9f1ce3-s6-c30An Abundance of Katherines – John Green

Pages (215), Days to Read (4), Rating (4/5)

This was by far the worst John Green experience I’ve had and I found Colin, the main character really annoying .  It’s only saving grace was the quirky storyline



1st March – 5th March

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How They Met and other Stories -David Levithan

Pages (307), Days to Read (5), Rating (3/5)

This made for some uncomfortable reading at times and I found I very difficult to identify with some of the characters, but I love David Levithan’s writing style.

24th February – 1st March

gabGabriel’s Angel – Mark A. Radcliffe

Pages (291), Days to Read (6), Rating (4/5)

This is an emotional rollercoaster read. Loved the idea of angels running therapy sessions in the space between heaven and hell.




My Top Ten Favourite Reads From the Deep South

In a few days time I’ll be off on my jolly holidays to New Orleans! Even though I’ve been many times before, I’m still crazy excited to be going and I’ve been emersing myself in fiction from the Deep South ever since the flights were booked. So to get in a holiday mood, I thought I’d share some of my favourite Southern reads with you:

A Walk to Remember – Nicholas Sparks

Beautiful Creatures – Kami Garcia

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood – Rebecca Wells

Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

The Colour Purple – Alice Walker

The Help – Kathryn Stockett

The Invention of Wings – Sue Monk Kidd

Out of the Easy – Ruta Sepetys

The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd

To Kill a Mocking Bird – Harper Lee

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