31 May 2013
2013 Books - May
Serendipity - Cathy Marie Hake
A Christian romance, loved it, would recommend.
These Things Hidden - Heather Gudenkauf
This was one of our book club books. It was similar to Jodi Picoult's style. I did enjoy it and would recommend it.
Whirlwind - Cathy Marie Hake
You know I love this author, so of course I enjoyed this one too and would recommend.
Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends - Pippa Middleton
I enjoyed this book. It is so British it made me homesick. Would recommend.
A Walk Across the Sun - Corban Addison
This was the other book club book this month. A good read - disturbing, compelling and interesting. Would recommend.
Notorious Nineteen - Janet Evanovich
Another in the Stephanie Plum series. I enjoyed it and would recommend.
The Tea Rose - Jennifer Donnelly
The first of a trilogy. Loved it and would recommend.
The Further Adventures of an Idiot Abroad - Karl Pilkington
Grant and I loved watching both seasons of An Idiot Abroad (the seven wonders, and the bucket list) so of course I enjoyed this book that Karl wrote about the second season. There was a lot of repeats about what was in the show (obviously) but there were plenty of anecdotes included that weren't included in the show. Would recommend.
The Palace Diaries: Twelve Years with HRH Prince Charles - Sarah Goodall
This is a book written by someone who was one of the secretaries to Prince Charles. I thought it would be more interesting than it was. It was written in a melodramatic tone that was quite childish, and the author irritated me immensely. I also don't know how much of it is true as it says it's "a story inspired by twelve years of life behind palace gates".
The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt: Letters from 1920s Farm Wives and the 111 Blocks They Inspired - Laurie Aaron Hird
A compilation of letters from 1920’s farm wives in response to the question, “Based on your own experience, would you want your daughter to marry a farmer”. It also includes patterns for 111 quilt blocks. I loved this book and would recommend it.
California Dreamers - Belinda Jones
I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.
Pollyanna - Eleanor H Porter
I read this book in high school and thoroughly enjoyed reading it again. Would recommend. (It is slightly different to the movie, and more enjoyable in my opinion).
The Mother's Group - Fiona Higgins
A very good read, would recommend.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
I absolutely loved this book and would recommend it.
The Penny - Joyce Meyer and Deborah Bedford
A Christian novel. Quite sad, but I mostly enjoyed it and would recommend.
A book that I started and just couldn't get into, so didn't finish reading:
Murder in the First-Class Carriage: The First Victorian Railway Killing - Kate Colquhoun
While very interesting, I'm sure, I just couldn't be bothered to wade through all of the detail as I had a stack of other books that I was wanting to read. Gave up after a few chapters.
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