It might be the busiest month of the year but it doesn’t mean that my reading will stop. I thought I would share the books that I am planning on reading by the end of the year and why I have chosen them. There’s some on this list that I’m really excited about getting to. It is looking like I won’t quite reach my target of reading 55 books during 2018 but I’m fine with it. I’ve loved the books I’ve completed this year and my total pages has been the most since having the children. Contains some affiliate links.
I’ve only got about 150 pages of this to go. It has taken a while as its over 600 pages but has been an utter joy. I have honestly loved every bit of this book – It just up my street. A saga that spans decades and so realistic, even with the sliding doors element of the book. This is all about Ursula who is born into a wealthy family in 1910. The story looks at how things would turn out differently according to different situations – The start of the book begins with Ursula’s birth that she doesn’t even survive. It gets better, I promise.
This is my first Kate Atkinson that I have really got into. I tried Case Histories a number of years ago but don’t think it was the right time for me. Tara was a tiny baby and I struggled to get into it. Now I have discovered a love for Kate Atkinson’s writing I might even give it a second go.
This is my next book but I’m on a tight timescale to get it started never mind finish it. A few of us are going watching Sarah Millican on Tuesday night so being a swot, I wanted to do my homework first. Watch this space to find out if it happens. Reports from people who have also been reading it before Tuesday suggest it is a quick read and very funny.
I’ve recently finished the first in Angela Marson’s Kim Stone series, Silent Scream. A really good thriller that had me gripped from the start. We had a recent trip to a National Trust property in Yorkshire & discovered they had a fabulous book shop with 2 more Angela Marsons (2 & 4 in the series so I’m keeping my eyes peeled for #3).
I have been sent this from the publisher, Little Brown. I agreed to read it as the premise sounds fascinating, if a little dark for the Christmas period. The book looks at Dani’s life – Dani hasn’t had the greatest life to date. We meet her in prison where she is desperate to get out to see her young daughter who is in foster care.
We watched the first in the TV series looking at Amanda Owen’s life this week and we were all hooked. With 9 children and a busy farm, she is nothing short of miraculous. I must admit I spent the first part of the programme wondering when we were going to see signs that the children were semi-feral and then had a stern word with myself. These are happy kids – The relationship between the 14yo and the 7yo was so lovely. I ordered the book straightaway and it is shouting me to get on with it quickly. Just perfect for my fascination with other people’s real lives.
A regular for this time of year. It wouldn’t be Christmas without regularly dipping into Nigel Slater’s beautiful Christmas Chronicles. I think this is what you call a coffee table book – I wouldn’t read it all in one sitting but its just lovely for those last few moments before sleep. You never know, I might even get round to making one or more of the delicious recipes inside too!
I’ll be back at the end of the month to let you know how I got on. In the meantime, I’ll share my reading progress on my Instagram stories throughout the month too.
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Joining in with Blogmas this year, hopefully blogging and even a return to some vlogging until Christmas Eve. You can find other people taking part in Blogmas over at Mum of Two & Me Becoming Mum & Diyerfy