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Monday, 21 January 2013

What I have been reading...January 2013

I know that it is only three quarters of the way through January but I seriously feel like it should be February already! I feel like I have done so much yet barely anything at the same time! 

I have been reading as much this month as I did last year and thought I would share some of the books I have read...

Firstly...The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Snow Child

I read this as part of Rosie from Craftbotic's Book club. I wasn't sure about this book at first. I didn't think I would particularly enjoy it but I was so wrong!
This book is about an older couple who cannot have children. They decide to move to Alaska and set up a homestead practically in the wilderness. It is a hard book to review without giving too much away but this is a story of family, friendship and love. When winter comes in and snow falls, things are not quite as they seem.
I found myself eager to keep reading just to try and work out what was going on!

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars

I have seen this book around the Blogosphere loads recently and decided it was finally time to give it a read. Well, I read 80% of it in one night and only put it down because I didn't think I could deal with the ending in the same night as falling for the characters! I was so engrossed in this book, the characters drew me in so much that I couldn't believe it when I looked up and it was 12.30am! I would recommend this book but also suggest you buy a box of tissues to go with it. The story is told from the point of view of an teenager with cancer and her life and finding. There is also a focus on literature and some beautiful poetry is featured.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

This in another book that I saw around the Blogosphere quite a bit. I finally decided to download it and am pleased that I did. I finished it yesterday after 2 hours of reading to the early hours of the morning because I was so engrossed! It is set in the future where people live in closed off cities where they are protected from the wilds outside. Within the fences, people live very controlled lives due to the 'cure'. This society has cured love. To them, it is a disease that will ultimately lead to death and at 18 they undergo brain surgery to 'cure' themselves of it. This is itself is an interesting premise and it doesn't disappoint
 I was got so caught up in the characters I felt at times that I decided what I wanted them to do and when they went against me actually stopped reading for the night! But last night I just had to keep going and find out what happened! I am now reading the sequel!

What have you been reading recently?

Love Rebecca

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  1. I've just started The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend. I'm only on page 20, so far so good but I am a bit frustrated by the fact that the guy is called Brian and his kids Brianne and Brian Junior!

  2. I know it is just about the most cliched have to have read it book, but I have just finished "Fifty Shades of Grey" - think I read it (and finished it) mainly because of all the hype surrounding it. Not sure how much I actually enjoyed it, but had to be able to say I had read it!

    Kate x

    1. Yeah there was a lot of hype surrounding it! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Love this post!


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