31 January 2013

2013 Books - January

Symphony of Secrets - Sharon Hinck

Another book by Sharon Hinck (Christian author) that I thoroughly enjoyed. Very descriptive, I could relate to main character, and I would recommend this book.

The Secret Life of Becky Miller - Sharon Hinck

This was the precursor to a book I read last year and enjoyed. Again, I found this book well written and I could relate to main character. I would recommend it.

Stepping Into Sunlight - Sharon Hinck

On a bit of a Sharon Hinck kick! I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it.

I've Got Your Number - Sophie Kinsella

This was one of our book club books, recommended by Cindy. I loved it and would recommend it.

Death at the Priory: Love, Sex, and Murder in Victorian England - James Ruddick

A non-fiction book. Interesting, but not gripping. Go ahead and read it if you're into this sort of thing, but not a "you-have-to-read-this!" kind of book.

Beneath the Glitter - Blair and Elle Fowler

I only read this youn-adult / teen book because I'm familiar with the authors' YouTube channels. It wasn't brilliantly written or anything but I mostly enjoyed it.

The Midwife's Confession - Diane Chamberlain

Recommend by my friend Ruth. Well written, really enjoyed it, would recommend.

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe - Jenny Colgan

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it.

A Breath of Snow and Ashes - Diana Gabaldon

Another in the Outlander series. Absolutely loved it and would highly recommend the entire series!

Summer of Love - Katie Fford

Pleasant enough, but forgettable.

I also wanted to mention two other books. I don't usually include books that I haven't read every word of, or books that I started but didn't finish, so I thought I'd start mentioning them here.

Young House Love - John and Sherry Petersik

I requested this book from the library because I've been following John and Sherry's blog for years. I looked through this book but didn't read every single word - you don't need to, unless you are wanting to tackle a particular project mentioned. It's packed with great ideas, is beautifully laid out and full of inspiration. I loved the book and would highly recommend it.

The Last Pleasure Garden - Lee Jackson

I just couldn't get into this book. If a book doesn't grip me in the first two chapters I move on. So this is one I didn't read.

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  1. I love Sophie Kensella! I just read "I've got your number". Love the book...it made me giggle. Hated the over use of the "f" word!

  2. So I started reading the outlander series because of your recommendation. My children are feeling motherless and I'm in love with a fictional redhead and find myself thinking in a Scots accent. Thanks for that.

  3. I love Sophie Kinsella too. That book was recommended by my soon-to-be daughter in law. Now you, and Heather.... I think I need to find it and read it quick! :-) I love "Chick-lit"! :-D Does that mean I'm shallow? LOL I read lots of other stuff too - and love that you do these monthly recommendations. Jude.x

    1. No, you're not shallow! Or if you are then I am too ;)

  4. Love your book review posts! I'm jealous you were able to read so many books this month! Are you on Goodreads?

    1. No I'm not - I'll have to check it out.
      And don't be jealous, I've been pretty unwell and unable to do the things I'd like to, that's why I've spent so much time reading. You'll see my reading list decrease as my health increases I'm sure ;)


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