Sunday, 4 October 2015

Bookworms unite!

I was 'SUPPOSED' to do a blog post featuring the books I'm currently done reading. It was supposed to be during the Summer... but umm yeah. So that didn't exactly work out so well. In my defense I was enjoying the heat and was pretty much outside. 

But reading a good novel near a fireplace... can be just as nice or dare I say cozier than outside on the patio in the heat. Let me paint you a picture. A crackling fireplace (or an app on your computer/phone that mimics the sound - and a heater of some kind) - you in a nice comfy armchair and a good book. Doesn't that sound like perfection? Oh and don't forget the hot cup of *insert hot beverage of choice*.

If this is something you couldn't be caught dead doing... then move along I guess. This blog post is focusing on favourite reads that I've come across and I just need to share. So let's do this!

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

This was one of those 'I can't put it down until I finish' novels. I mean read the title! It focuses on 3 women - Cecelia (her husband has a huge secret), Rachel and Tess. They each have a story to tell and what stories they tell indeed...It's suspense after suspense and after reading this one - Moriarty's other novels are on my list of books to read.

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

A very long read but intriguing. It focuses on the life of Roberts - who goes by the name Lindsay in the novel. Lindsay's journey as an escaped convict from Australia - making his way to Bombay, India. While there - he goes through many adventures and meets many interesting individuals. Lindsay doing odd jobs in India is the understatement of a century - from Mafia Kingpin to Bollywood actor? Read it!

Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea 

4 women - each with a story of their own. They battle and go through the ups and downs of living in Saudi Arabia where not everything is what it seems. I loved this book personally because it really allowed me to see a glimpse of the way young women adapt to living in different places around the world. It was really amazing to see how much I could relate to them - as they navigated through school, careers and love relationships.

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

If you know me then you know I ADORE Sophie Kinsella books! If you are ever bored/sad/in need of a good laugh - pick up any of her novels and I guarantee you will be laughing or at least smiling. I love to curl up with Kinsella's novels one a stressful day and it's always a good idea. 

This novel focuses on 2 sisters - Lottie and Fliss. After Lottie marries a guy from her past on a whim - her sister Fliss plans to hijack their honeymoon and save her sister from a disastrous decision! Will she succeed? 

Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

Ok I had to add another Kinsella book! I just stated above I love her. So was this really a surprise?

Lexi Smart wakes up in a London Hospital and she has no memory of anything. She suddenly realises she is rich, has a sexy husband and a body that is way better than her former chubby one. So how did all of this happen? Will she ever get her memory back? Read it to find out!