Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Recent Reads I'd Recommend #3


Well it's been a while since I did a book post hasn't it? I didn't read as much as I'd have liked to over summer, but during the colder months you're much more likely to find me in a cosy corner with a book (either that or watching Ex On The Beach just in case you had the impression that I have any sort of taste).

So, now that we've clarified that I don't have any taste, here are some books I've read recently that I'd recommend...

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz | Without giving too much away, this is the story of a woman on the run from a crime she didn't commit, who in the process of running essentially ends up becoming a criminal. I love books where you're not sure whether to like the main character or not; I certainly empathised with her, but she wasn't a particularly nice person. She was flawed and all the characters were so 'human' in that way. I was completely gripped by this book and finished it in a couple of days.

The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley | This book is the first of six in a series and I definitely want to read the others. Six adopted sisters are left with the opportunity to discover where they came from originally when their adoptive father dies and the first in the series follows the story of Maia. Her journey takes her to Brazil and there the plot splits between there and Paris where we find out more about her ancestors. I got so invested in the story of her ancestors that I almost forgot that was only a sub-story and I definitely enjoyed that part more than the main character's. Each of the other books tells the story of another sister and I'm hoping the very last one will tie up some loose ends with regards to the death of the adoptive father.

Our House by Louise Candlish | This is a crime story and I really don't feel like I can explain the plot without essentially giving the whole thing away, which at least explains why the blurb didn't tell me much! It wasn't what I expected, which I was slightly disappointed with at first, but I really got into it. There was a character for me to like and a character for me to hate and the ending was amazing; the was a huge twist at the end that I think I actually gasped out loud at, despite being on a night flight at the time. Whoops.

What have you read recently? Anything I should add to my list?

Amy x
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  1. I like the sound of all of these. The best thing I've read recently is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - a spooky, twisty story about twins which might be up your street x

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    1. Ooooh I've not read that, but anything spooky with twists is definitely up my street! xx

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  2. The Passenger sounds incredible, purely because you're uncertain whether to like or dislike the main character. That's also my fave kind of read/viewing :)

    aglassofice.com x

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  3. Oooh, The Passenger sounds right up my street! Thank you for the recommendations!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Hope you get your hands on a copy :) x

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