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.