Marc gave me a Kindle for Christmas last year, it featured on my top 5 most wanted. I do like to write a long list with several options, then there is still an element of suprise when I open my gifts on Christmas morning. I wanted one because I thought it would be useful for travelling, far easier than carrying heavy books.
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The first Books I downloaded:
At the beginning of 2019 I caught up with all the ‘Outlander’ episodes on TV in readiness for the new series. After It finished I was eager to know what happened next, so the first books I downloaded to my Kindle were from the Outlander series by Diana Galbadon. Anyone else a fan? My Mum and I are obsessed (mainly with Jamie shhhhhh)
If you like romantic historical fiction with a twist, aka pure escapism, then you will love the TV series and the books.
If you haven’t heard about or read any of these books or seen the TV series, then I won’t spoil anything for you. They are about a love story and time travel. If you like romantic historical fiction with a twist, aka pure escapism, then you will love the TV series and the books.
In reading order sequence Books 1-8
Recent 2019 books:
Having said that I own and like my Kindle, sometimes you cannot beat the thrill of receiving a new book in the post. That first moment when you open the untouched pages and begin to read cannot be beaten, as I’m sure you will agree?
Real books on my shelves…
I have joined a book club on instagram its called ‘The Slow Traveler Book Club‘ I love the The Slow Traveler’s original Instagram account, and her new book club looks to be very interesting… I will keep you informed.
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The first book we are reading is ‘Three Women’ by Lisa Taddeo. It is presently sitting by my bed, waiting for me to finish my present book…
” Three Women is an astonishing act of imaginative empathy and a gift to women around the world who feel like their desires are ignored and their voices aren’t heard. This is a book that blazes, glitters and cuts to the heart of who we are. I’m not sure that a book can do much more (Sunday Times) “
Joint winner of the 2019 Booker prize a well deserved win in my opinion. The long awaited sequel to the Handmaids tale needs no introduction. The Testaments take place a long time after the TV last series so does not interfere with the story that we all know and love. I thoroughly enjoyed finding about more about Gilead, but other than that I dont want to ruin it for you by going into details.
My favourite 2019 Books so far;
Four out of the five books seen in the image below are actually on my shelves and one is on my kindle. I am presently reading Philip Pullmans The Book Of Dust volume two The Secret Commonwealth
Having read all of his dark materials novels and seen the film twice and very much looking forward to the new series on BBC this Autumn. Are you with me?
But the most enjoyable read of the year must go to Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
A fictional account of a 1970’s rock band, written in an interview style. It is a page turner and it made me cry a little too, at its heart it is about a love story that must be denied. Read it!
Reese Witherspoon has bought the right for a TV series, she said…
“I devoured DAISY JONES AND THE SIX in a day, falling head over heels for it. Taylor Jenkins Reid transported me into the magic of the 70’s music scene in a way I’ll never forget. The characters were beautifully layered and complex… Daisy and the band captured my heart, and they’re sure to capture yours too” (Reese Witherspoon)
A fictional account of a 1970’s rock band, written in an interview style. A true page turner, I shed a few tears. At its heart it is about a love story that must be denied.
The remaining 3:
Wabi Sabi wisdom, inspiration for an authentic life: a lovely book that reminds us perfection is not about brand new and shiny. there is perfection to be found in the broken and old too.
For the love of white. A beautiful and inspiring interiors book, by Chrissie Rucker founder of the White Company
and on the Kindle a story by another of my favourite authors:
“This is William Boyd’s sweeping, heart-stopping new novel. Set at the end of the 19th century, it follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, about to embark on the story of his life…”
I loved every minute of this detailed, poetic book but was disappointed at the outcome. If you like William Boyd’s writing this is definitely one to read. ‘A good man in Africa’ and ‘Any human heart’ are my personal favourites
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