Thursday, 24 March 2016

Editors reading list

There is nothing like finding a good book to get lost in. I am huge lover of reading brilliantly written novels, regardless of the genre. I thought it would be great to share some of the books that I have loved reading over the past few years. 

This is just a few that I have loved and as you can imagine, it would be an incredibly laborious task to list every book I have ever read - we would be here for days. So, I decided to highlight just a few of my favourites that would be worth your time. 

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian 
This is a novel which takes you into the life of a badly abused young boy named Willie who finds safety and love when he goes to live with a lonely man - better known as Mister Tom, during World War II. The basis of the story is truly riveting, complex, and extremely emotional. Yes, it's a children's book, but in many ways, adults can learn a thing or two about compassion, history and ways of the world. My favourite book, and one that I couldn't put down. 

Scandalous by Tilly Bagshawe
Read my review here

One Day by David Nicholls 
This book takes you on a journey of a love story that spans over twenty years. When Dexter and Emma meet on the night of their graduation in 1988, their one night of good sex isn't long lived.  However, this connection appears to be more than what it seems and you witness snapshots of their relationship  on the same day of each year (July 15th). There are big fights, new love, old love, sex, laughter, tears and of course, missed opportunities. It's honestly one of the most devastating books I have ever read, with twists and turns that are so unexpected. Such a fabulous read. 

Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver 

This book is about Lincoln Rhyme, who was once a brilliant criminologist. Known for his genius work in the field of forensics, until a tragic accident left him bed ridden and broken. However, all this changes, when a serial killer challenges his mind to a terrifying game of 'catch me if you can'. When New York's finest are unable to figure out the clues, Rhyme and police detective Amelia Sachs must step in to assist.  Gripping, dark and worth the read. 

Along came a spider by James Patterson 

The classic thriller that launched the Alex Cross series. There are so many things happening within this book, that it's hard to put down.  There's a missing child,  a family of three who are  brutally murdered and the thrill-killing of a school teacher. So much to take in, it's compelling, excellently written and honestly brilliant. 

No country for old men by Cormac McCarthy 

A horrific chain of events which all start with bullet-ridden bodies and a case filled with money. Things start to unravel and you can guarantee it was never going to be smooth sailing. A thrilling book, with brutal outcomes. 

The lovely Bones by Alice Sebold 
One of the worst events that could ever happen to a family - the death of a child. However, this story isn't just sad. It's devastating. You read the story of teenage victim, Susie Salmon, who takes you through the details of her death from her own little space in heaven. She describes every sickening aspect of her murder as she watches her family and the murderer intensely. Witnessing her family grieve and want justice - with little information to go on, and her murderer looking for his next victim. 

Such an intense and heart-wrenching book. Gripping and very detailed.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Reading pages of Amy's diary, you follow the story of a married couple with a problematic relationship. Endless series of lies, deceit, and inappropriate behaviour - mixed in with a missing person and potential murder investigation. Hot in the media and with pressure from the police, evidence begins to mount up against Nick Dunne - but is he a killer?  

Twisted thriller which will keep you glued to the pages.

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