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11 Nov 2016

Thank you for reading


Since we last spoke I have been spending weekends lying on clean sandy beaches, developing a tan and vociferously turning pages of books. It’s been quite lovely.

I go through phases with reading. If I am not immediately pulled in by a story I get in a strop, file it on my bedside table and never pick either this or anything else up for months. Conversely there will be times, like now, when I am ripping through one or two titles a week.

I thought I would talk about some of these reads. Apologies if this is a bit snoozy for some but I always get asked about book recommendations and I love to hear yours so do feel free to exchange some suggestions in the comments!

A Little Life/Hanya Yanagihara – without wanting to sound sexist I’m not massively keen on male narrators so when I started this book and realized that it centered on men-folk I had to steel myself not to give up. This follows 4 characters in New York and as the book unfolds the lens focusses on Jude, a high achiever with a devastating back story. I didn’t love this until about 150 pages in and from that point, it was all the feels. We are talking tears – especially when Howard is narrating – and maybe even audible shouts of “NO” at certain points. It’s a book that leaves a shadow on you for a few days after and I cannot conscionably recommend this without saying that it touches serious topics (emotional/physical abuse) and could be triggering for anyone who suffers from depression.  A barrel of laughs then.

All The Light We Cannot See/Anthony Doerr – I must preface this by saying that I am fascinated by anything WW2 and this does slightly bias my review. Having said that I loved the pace and prose. The story centers on the trajectories of two main characters in occupied France and each short chapter journeys between them, allowing us to understand the war from two perspectives. Negative reviews focus on the book structure but for me it proved addicting and heightened tension in the story-telling. Highly recommend!

The Beautiful and the Damned/F. Scott Fitzgerald – F Scott Fitzgerald specializes in characters that glitter with youth and then collapse with age. You see the same pattern in Tender is the Night (not a book I loved) and you see it here. I’m a huge Fitzgerald fan and this is without doubt my favorite story. Anthony and Gloria are flawed – selfish and reckless – and it’s weirdly fascinating to witness their self-destructive demise. I think reading a “classic” can sometimes feel like being taken back to school (*shudders with the thought of ploughing through Thomas Hardy*) but Fitzgerald, like Hemingway, is one of the easiest to read.

The Girls/Emma Cline - if you enjoyed The Virgin Suicides then yes, you will enjoy this. It starts with a poetic structure which, depending on your perspective, is either beautifully written or bloody tiring to get through. The story is set in the 60's and follows a young girl caught up in the hedonism of a cult. It reads as a re-imagining of the Manson family so it's not entirely original and the moral fades the further we read but despite it's flaws I was tempted to read it in one sitting. 

The Girl on the Train/Paula Hawkins - I listen to Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode’s Film Review – I’m obsessed with this podcast – and whilst reviewing the film version of this story they said that there are people in the world that have John Grisham, Dan Brown and this on their bookshelf. Basically they mean that people who don’t read, read The Girl on the Train. I get the slightly snobby sentiment and although it’s not a challenging read at all I actually enjoyed it. If I got this at the airport or with the prospect of a long commute I would especially cherish it as it’s a compulsive page turner. I read it on the beach in one day, guessing the twist half way through and feeling so very smug and clever when I was proven correct.

The Mountain Shadow/Gregory David Roberts - Shantaram will go down in legend as the book that I took to the Maldives. During my week holiday I devoured this and sssh’d my husband any time he tried to start a conversation. Now he can’t stand the sight of it. Mountain Shadow is the continuation of the story, comes in at just under 1000 pages and is absolute shit. I started it enthusiastically, and loved being reunited with familiar characters but rapidly felt like this was a book packed full of plot lines once rejected for the original and now awkwardly bundled in the follow up. I can only guess that the author had a massive tax bill to pay and needed to urgently capitalize on his success – his Editor should be ashamed.

The Nightingale/Kristin Hannah – another WW2 book and again, set in France and telling the story of two sister’s experiences. I hadn’t previously appreciated how vulnerable the French were to the Nazi invasion, especially women left behind by husbands who had been detained in POW camps. At times this seems a little soft/melodramatic but it’s historically accurate and another compulsive read. I may have shed a tear when I finished.

Other notable mentions include:

Room/ Emma Donoghue – major déjà vu reading this. Harrowing and gripping.
The Gillian Flynn’sDark Places and Sharp Objects – people can be snobby about Gillian Flynn but I like her books and find them addictive reading.  
Luckiest Girl Alive/Jessica Knoll – holiday/commuter type read. I can’t truly remember what this is about but if you like Gillian Flynn you will enjoy this.  
The Vegetarian/Han Kang – a South Korean cerebral novella. A bit weird but very memorable.

I have to say it's been so nice to escape into a book. It kind of makes me feel more balanced (if that makes any sense) and there is something so delicious about finding a book that captivates you.

As I mentioned, if you do have any sterling recommendations do leave them below. The chances are extremely high that I will buy it!



Thank you for reading...... :) 

52 comments

  1. a light between oceans! we have read many of the same books so I'm thinking you will like it but prepare to cry

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    1. Thanks Melissa! I will definitely add that to the top of the list. I love/hate a emotional tearjerker :)

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    2. Hello,
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      When I asked him why he kept sleeping with me even though he was in a relationship, his response was because I wanted it, and he wants me to be happy. But obviously what would make me happy would be to have him all to myself. That was when i read about Dr alexzander on how he help people in saving their relationship and i was really desperate for his help. There were things in our relationship that were tough. We traveled for 4 months right in the beginning, and it was hard due to different expectations. When we returned our living situation was unstable which caused a lot of stress on my end. And when I ask why he didn’t give me a chance to make things better he said he gave me tons of chances. Oh, and he compared our relationship with his past. He says that things were great, and then they went bad really fast, and that why his back with is Ex. Because it at least took them years for things to get that bad. So i was very sad and disappointing and decided to contact this spell caster for help with tears running out of my eyes and Dr alexzander promised to make things right in my relationship and also assured me that my boyfriend is going to come back to me within 78hrs. At first i was shock and didn't believe him because i thought it was impossible to do. But i gave it a try and trusted him. Dr alexzander asked for my details and his, then guarantee me of his return. Truly my ex lover started calling me and also begging me to forgive him and that's his willing to give us a second chance, then promised me never to love any other woman apart from me. it all seem like a miracle to me till now. Dr alexzander. Words can't express how i feel right now. it been 2 month now since you caste that love spell for me and nothing have gone bad between us. his now caring more than ever and also the loving kind of Man i have ever wanted for myself in life. I thank you Dr alexzander for saving my relationship. Indeed you are the best. I want to use this media to share my testimony for the whole world to see and know that there is still hope in your broken relationship, No matter how bad it seems don't give up hope and also contact this man who saved my own. you can reach him through his website address http://alexzanderhightemple-com.webs.com or contact him direct with his email address alexzanderhightemple@gmail.com. I thank you Dr alexzander for helping me and i will always share my testimony in every social media or place i may go to.
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    3. Hello,
      I Read the article of a very great spell caster and it seems very helpful to me. I haven’t had the chance to have a proper relationship with my ex because we work together. This will be the final week or work and then I wont be around him constantly. Unfortunately, I broke one of the rules in the article and have been sleeping with him. Something I’m not proud of, especially since he has a girlfriend. Not to mention that she’s a girl he dated off and on for 3 years before he dated me.
      When I asked him why he kept sleeping with me even though he was in a relationship, his response was because I wanted it, and he wants me to be happy. But obviously what would make me happy would be to have him all to myself. That was when i read about Dr alexzander on how he help people in saving their relationship and i was really desperate for his help. There were things in our relationship that were tough. We traveled for 4 months right in the beginning, and it was hard due to different expectations. When we returned our living situation was unstable which caused a lot of stress on my end. And when I ask why he didn’t give me a chance to make things better he said he gave me tons of chances. Oh, and he compared our relationship with his past. He says that things were great, and then they went bad really fast, and that why his back with is Ex. Because it at least took them years for things to get that bad. So i was very sad and disappointing and decided to contact this spell caster for help with tears running out of my eyes and Dr alexzander promised to make things right in my relationship and also assured me that my boyfriend is going to come back to me within 78hrs. At first i was shock and didn't believe him because i thought it was impossible to do. But i gave it a try and trusted him. Dr alexzander asked for my details and his, then guarantee me of his return. Truly my ex lover started calling me and also begging me to forgive him and that's his willing to give us a second chance, then promised me never to love any other woman apart from me. it all seem like a miracle to me till now. Dr alexzander. Words can't express how i feel right now. it been 2 month now since you caste that love spell for me and nothing have gone bad between us. his now caring more than ever and also the loving kind of Man i have ever wanted for myself in life. I thank you Dr alexzander for saving my relationship. Indeed you are the best. I want to use this media to share my testimony for the whole world to see and know that there is still hope in your broken relationship, No matter how bad it seems don't give up hope and also contact this man who saved my own. you can reach him through his website address http://alexzanderhightemple-com.webs.com or contact him direct with his email address alexzanderhightemple@gmail.com. I thank you Dr alexzander for helping me and i will always share my testimony in every social media or place i may go to.
      (From United State Of America).
      Mrs Tracy Grilli.
      http://tracygrilli.blogspot.com.tr

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  2. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon!

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    1. This is one of my all time favorite books! Yes, Laura, you should absolutely read Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon!

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  3. I liked "The kind worth killing" by Peter Swanson (sp?) a lot more than "The Girl on the train" and I wholeheartedly recommend it. It was a one sitting, page turner book.
    I just finished "Fates and Furies" (also known as Obama's favourite book of 2015) and loved it after the first 50 pages.

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  4. Hi Laura!
    I saw on snap that you were reading The Girl Who Saved the Queen of Sweden.... this is the disappointing second book from that author. His first book The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappered and if you haven't read it, I strongly recommended it! Don't let it be tainted by the other book!
    So sad to hear your review of The Mountain Shadow - loved Shantarum and have it on bed side table as my next read! :(
    Glad to see you back with a blogpost! :)
    Sam x

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    1. Hello,
      I Read the article of a very great spell caster and it seems very helpful to me. I haven’t had the chance to have a proper relationship with my ex because we work together. This will be the final week or work and then I wont be around him constantly. Unfortunately, I broke one of the rules in the article and have been sleeping with him. Something I’m not proud of, especially since he has a girlfriend. Not to mention that she’s a girl he dated off and on for 3 years before he dated me.
      When I asked him why he kept sleeping with me even though he was in a relationship, his response was because I wanted it, and he wants me to be happy. But obviously what would make me happy would be to have him all to myself. That was when i read about Dr alexzander on how he help people in saving their relationship and i was really desperate for his help. There were things in our relationship that were tough. We traveled for 4 months right in the beginning, and it was hard due to different expectations. When we returned our living situation was unstable which caused a lot of stress on my end. And when I ask why he didn’t give me a chance to make things better he said he gave me tons of chances. Oh, and he compared our relationship with his past. He says that things were great, and then they went bad really fast, and that why his back with is Ex. Because it at least took them years for things to get that bad. So i was very sad and disappointing and decided to contact this spell caster for help with tears running out of my eyes and Dr alexzander promised to make things right in my relationship and also assured me that my boyfriend is going to come back to me within 78hrs. At first i was shock and didn't believe him because i thought it was impossible to do. But i gave it a try and trusted him. Dr alexzander asked for my details and his, then guarantee me of his return. Truly my ex lover started calling me and also begging me to forgive him and that's his willing to give us a second chance, then promised me never to love any other woman apart from me. it all seem like a miracle to me till now. Dr alexzander. Words can't express how i feel right now. it been 2 month now since you caste that love spell for me and nothing have gone bad between us. his now caring more than ever and also the loving kind of Man i have ever wanted for myself in life. I thank you Dr alexzander for saving my relationship. Indeed you are the best. I want to use this media to share my testimony for the whole world to see and know that there is still hope in your broken relationship, No matter how bad it seems don't give up hope and also contact this man who saved my own. you can reach him through his website address http://alexzanderhightemple-com.webs.com or contact him direct with his email address alexzanderhightemple@gmail.com. I thank you Dr alexzander for helping me and i will always share my testimony in every social media or place i may go to.
      (From United State Of America).
      Mrs Tracy Grilli.
      http://tracygrilli.blogspot.com.tr

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  6. I've read quite a few of those books as well (both WW2 books, The Girls, Room, all Gillian Flynn, Girl on the Train) and loved them all. I second The Light Between Oceans that was mentioned above. A couple others that I tore through recently are Homegoing (best book I've read this year), And the Mountains Echoed, and The Nest. Hope you find a good pick for your next book!

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  7. I loved Shantaram and had high hopes for the sequel but after reading this I'm now not so sure. I also read The Girl On The Train in one sitting. It's a page-turner but I found it to be a little predictable. I just started reading a book called Mischling by Affinity Konar. I don't know if you've heard of it or read it before but it deals with twin girls who get caught up in Mengele's experiments during WW2. I'm only a few chapters in so can't say how it pans out but it's a compelling read so far.

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  8. I'm reading The Girls at the moment and agree about the beginning - I was so close to giving it, but enjoying it more now. I love new book recommendations - thank you! All the light we cannot see is next on my list.

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  9. I love your book recommendations - keep doing them! Interesting to hear your views on these books as I felt they chimed with what I thought of the ones I've also read. LOVED Shantaram but agree that the followup was a huge disappointment. The Girls was a read-in-one-session book and Will try "A Little Life" based on your review as I bought it for my husband exactly because it was a male narrator!

    Two recent books I've enjoyed were "Girls on Fire" by Robin Wasserman - sort of in the same vein as The Girls, about a very intense teenage friendship. Pretty dark. Also "The Essex Serpent" by Sarah Perry - eerie setting on the Essex marshes in Victorian times and great characterisation.

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  13. The Cll the Midwife series was interesting. I also enjoy YA fiction, for when I need a brain break. I really enjoyed the Unwind Dystology (think Brave New World set in the future after WWIII).

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  14. After reading A Little Life, I had to take a break from everything for a week; I haven't been so haunted by a book ever. I have a very hard time recommending it to people, it's a brilliant work of literature but it's so taxing emotionally. I never considered myself a WW2 fan or fan of war literature period but I thoroughly enjoyed The Nightingale and All the light we cannot see. Try these titles: American Dervish, The Life we bury - Allen Eskens, Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi, The power of one - Bryce Courtenay. And if you're into or curious about the fantasy genre, let me know and I'll bombard you with recommendations :)

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  16. Happy to read your reviews! I also read the Girl on the Train this month, and I also love listening to Kermode and Mayo! :)
    If you like reading about WW2, I would highly recommend Countrymen by Bo Lidegaard--it's nonfiction, but I think one of the best nonfiction books I've ever read--I read it last year, and it's a book I reflect on often in the time since then. Other books I've really liked and would recommend to just about anyone: To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis, Good Omens, and The Secret History.
    If you like 'mysteries' that are also a little more philosophical and sweet-natured, I'd recommend Alexander McCall Smith and Alan Bradley--I like their books very much.

    ~Emily

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  17. Cutting for Stone is one of my favorites. Nun gives birth to twins in 1960s Ethiopia. Who's the daddy? (Ok it's a lot more than that). Interesting plot lines, beautiful writing. Also second Shadow of the Wind, who doesn't love a novel set in Barcelona.

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  18. It's been a couple of months since I finished A Little Life but I can honestly say that I think of Jude and the other boys daily. I think it is one of the best books I have ever read and my boyfriend loved it as well. I was about 100 pages in, still didn't really know what it was about when I told him he needed to start it immediately.
    I also love the WW2 books, have read both that you mentioned! I just finished A Man Called Ove, and it was good but I don't know if I would recommend it...
    Have you read When Breath Becomes Air? LOVED it. I also loved Wonder, very simple and easy read but heart warming. I would also recommend Still Alice, I didn't see the movie but the book was great! :)

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  19. Some of these sound intriguing. I've read Shantaram - enjoyed it on the whole but I must confess I was bored in parts and found it over long. Sounds like I'm not missing much with the sequel! I've just started Smoke by Dan Vyleta which is set in an alernate reality where sin manifests itself as smoke and soot. I thought it sounded different and the beginning is interesting, but having only read a few pages I would hesitate to recommend it just yet. x

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  22. I remembered my early 20s when I used to fall asleep at night without thinking of anyone, but as time flies the feelings inside me keep changing as I started having heartbreaks from people I love and trust.
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  29. I am Lizzy Adason from United State. Sincerely I was so hunt and bitter, when my Husband of 6 years marriage left me for a little girl and moved to Florida, U.S with her. The pain was just too much for me to bear, So I had to reached out to the Internet for help, so many spell caster have collect my money, no result, until I saw indiapowerspellcaster@gmail.com who now helped me out in casting my spell, free service, I only pay for the materials which he used. I recommend him for you all to use him in spell casting, he also told me that he treat all kind of sickness and diseases, even money making success in business, invoking of money without repercussion. India Power you are the best spell caster, I thank you for blessings and extraordinary magical powers you used for me, you did all the work for me successfully which you have guaranteed me positive result in 48 hours, my Ex Husband came back begging me and he was remorseful for all his mistakes and now my life is balanced and I am happy again. India Power Sambola you did a great/ good work for me and other people I saw their testimony. Friends in case you need the help of India Power kindly email him on: indiapowerspellcaster@gmail.com or whatsapp: +2348034453159


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  30. GET YOUR EX BACK FAST BY REAL AND GENUINE SPELL CASTER.
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