Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Dear Books

Dear Books #aprillove2016

Dear Books,

Hurray!  I seem to have my reading mojo back.

Don't get me wrong, I've always loved you.  I just seem to have had trouble concentrating and finishing a lot of you lately.  I've dabbled in reading challenges and virtual book clubs and, well, failed.  I just don't have the patience to stick with you unless you've pulled me in pretty early on.

Here are the books I've read this year (and finished!):

Emily of New Moon by LM Montgomery.
Read with my daughter.  We both loved Anne of Green Gables and we both love Emily. :)

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo
Not life-changing yet but I think you actually have to do (and finish) the tidying part. ;)

House of Cards by Michael Dobbs
Entertaining, cynical and grippingly awful political shenanigans the book (the first of the trilogy) that inspired House of Cards.

Marking Time by Elizabeth Jane Howard
The second of the Cazelet saga - I also read the first, The Light Years.  Love them.  Filling the Downton void and five in the series!

Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes
An effort to overhaul my 'beauty' routine.   I have started using  a serum now!

Yes by Shonda Rhimes
Creator of TV shows Scandal and Grey's Anatomy.  All my favourite shows (UK and US) are created/written by women and I love that.  Shonda Rhimes is one of those women and I loved reading her story.

So, that's my bookshelf.  What's on yours?

Love, Me

Joining in with Susannah Conway's April Love.


  1. I haven't read any of these but am working my way through the netflix series of House of cards- yes, awful political shenanigans! I love the way a book can be a great place to be..

  2. As always, your books have inspired additions to my "to read" list. I laughed at your comment on The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying. I've read that one and my life hasn't been magically changed yet, either. :-)

  3. I just bought the The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I hope it helps to change something.

  4. Inspired by your book list! I have just a few chapters left of Lucinda Riley's Midnight Rose ... I have been 'saving' the pages ~ not willing to let go of the story yet ...

  5. I've heard great things about Life-Changing and loved Emily of New Moon as a kid. Great choices! :) Have you seen Shonda Rimes Ted talk on her "year of yes"?


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