21 December, 2015

Book List 2015

The list of books this year was quite a good list.  A nice list of some good reads.  Not many again but that's just the way it is.

29/12/15 ETA - Little Mercies - Heather Gudenkauf.  Managed to get this one finished with a few days to spare in the year.  Was quite good.  Fast read, plus being lazy so extra reading time.  Will check out for more of her work.
  • Christmas at Carrington's - Alexandra Brown.  Ok, not as enjoyable as her first in the series.
  • The Tea Chest - Josephine Moon.  Loved this one.  Easy read but nice.  
  • A Fierce Radiance - Lauren Belfer.   My reading gift from Stuart for my birthday.  An interesting read with some historical aspects of war that I had never considered.  
  • Chocolate Cake for Breakfast - Danielle Hawkins.  Good value for $2.  Was a light read & something a bit different set in New Zealand.  
  • A Man Called Ove - Frederik Backman.  This book is in my top 5 books ever.  Loved it so much.  I very almost nearly read it over when I finished it but will save it for summer read again.  
  • The Wedding Shawl - Sally Goldenbaum.  Honestly I am struggling to remember this right now.  So as much as it was a nice story at the time, obviously not outstanding else I would remember it better!
  • Cloudstreet - Tim Winton.  Finally got this read after false starts.  Really struggled at the start, well for probably the first half.  Wasn't a bad story once I got through it.  But will struggle to pick up another TW book I think.  
  • The Tulip Eaters - Antoinette van Heugten.  I wanted to read this as it was about some Dutch war history which I am quite interested in.  Unfortunately there wasn't much in the end & the story was weak.  Quite disappointing.  
  • In Falling Snow - Mary-Rose MacColl - Stuggling to remember this one too, but was OK at the time.  
  • Prep - Curtis Sittenfield.  Was OK reading at the start.  Turned into a bit of a struggle to finish reading the last quarter.  The story lost it's appeal completely.  
  • Sophie's Bakery for the Broken Hearted - Lolly Winton.  Enjoyed this one.  Could use a follow up story now.  
  • Life After Life - Kate Atkinson.  Stuart's reading gift from Christmas.  Quite enjoyed this.  Have a few other book by Kate to read now.  
  • The Housemaid's Daughter - Barbara Mutch.  A good story.  Liked it a lot.  

We'll see what Stuart surprises me with this Christmas.  I have a good pile of books to read still.  We'll see how well I get through them.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Shame I didn't keep a list of the books I read this year. it certainly wasn't as many as that, but I did read Ä man called Ove" and loved it.