Sunday, 9 February 2014

Recent Reads

Since my last post, I've managed to make my way through another 3 fantastic books.

Firstly, 'Twelve Years A Slave' by Soloman Northup.

Most of you would have seen the trailer for this on the TV, and it's also been up for a lot of awards.
I was lucky enough to have seen the film first and then decided to read the book. The book goes into so much in-depth detail. We learn much more about the relationships he had, and in particular what he was thinking and feeling. As always, there's usually parts in the book which aren't scripted for the film, which I did feel were absolutely crucial to the story, but there you go.

Secondly, 'The Husband's Secret' by Liane Moriarty.

I was a bit apprehensive about reading this, not sure why but I did none the less. Maybe I'm easy to please but I thought this book was also great. The book is written extremely cleverly (is that a actual word?) and the characters in each chapter all tie together quite nicely (or un-nicely (Again, is that a word?)). Secrets, lies, love are just a few of the themes throughout this book and I was captivated from start to end. The story actually surprised me and I felt like this was a little thriller.

Thirdly, 'Mad About the Boy' by Helen Fielding.

The authors name is instantly recognisable no? Bridget Jones author yet again feeds us another classic. Unfortunately I haven't read the previous books but being an avid Jonsey fan, it wasn't long before I could hear Renee Zellweger and Hugh Grant talking in replacement of the characters Bridget and Daniel Cleaver. We all know what happens in this book, Mark Darcy unfortunately dies (insert the sound of every woman's heartbreak here).

Fourthly, 'The Dating Detox' by Gemma Burgess.

I hadn't heard of author, Burgess or her work. But, having had a little look online and reading fantastic reviews, I gave it a go. I was telling my CD about the book and he was like "Why are you reading about that subject, don't you have a bloke?" to which I replied "It's fictional" and his  extremely confused face then dropped. It didn't take me long until I was literally laughing out loud with this book. I'm surprised how absolutely fixed I was and could not put it down. I was actually quite disappointed when I eventually finished and the realisation hit me that I'd not have to find a good book to live up the writing and story of this one.

Anyway, go out and go and get these books if you fancy a really good read. They're all fantastic.