Monday, 7 May 2012

It's Monday - What are you reading?

I've read some great books this week.

Welcome to Rosie Hopkins Sweetshop of dreams by Jenny Colgan was a real pleasure to curl up with. I didn't think it was quite as good as the Cupcake Cafe - but still a really charming book. There is a Christmas cupcake book coming out later this year and it will have to go straight on my tbr list. It's on the library reservation list already!

Yesterday's Sun by Amanda Brook - I wasn't sure whether to give this one 3 or 4 stars. The fact that once I'd settled into it, I couldn't put it down until I found out what happened persuaded me to give it the extra star.

Hidden Treasures by Fern Britton is written by a former daytime tv presenter. I read her previous book- but thought this one was an improvement. She wrote about life in a quaint Cornish village (a sure way to draw me in) and the experience of having a new tv series being filmed there. It conjured up images of the cast and crew filming in Port Isaac.

I wasn't so keen on Toys by James Patterson. I think I tend to like the series he writes recently. This one was a futuristic book- which really isn't my scene. I hadn't read any reviews before getting this book- which would have told me that it wouldn't be my cup of tea!

I have just started to read London Belles by Annie Groves. She's a fairly new author to me- and this is actually the 1st book in a trilogy where I have already read the later books. It's about life during WW2- a saga type book. Reading a review of this one I was saddened to read that the author died on New Years Eve last year. A new Christmas book in this series was planned for later this year- and I'd put that one on my virtual wish list.

I have a great library pile to get through and it's made me want to get round to that reading time of the day!!!


  1. Lots of books that are new to me. Not surprising, since you are in the UK and I'm in the US. Curious how we read different things in different places....

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  2. Oh yum, books with cupcake in the title -- I need to find those! :-)