July in Books

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

In July I read two books from my recent haul. One of them was the best book I've read so far this year, and the other was the worst. I'm now so close to my goal of reading 26 books this year, and I'm sure that I will hit my target next month!

A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout
The memoir of Amanda, a woman who was held for ransom in Somalia, this book is a beautifully written and harrowing account of her time in captivity. Although hard to read at times, Amanda's brutal honesty transports you to the nightmare she found herself living in for over 400 days. A story of strength, courage, hope and forgiveness, once I started this I could not put it down. If you have not read this I would seriously recommend it, so much so that it is not in my photo this month because I have lent it to a colleague at work!

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
I read this book for the twitter book club #BookClub140 which is run by Stacie from Parker and Me. I had high hopes as I had seen it be compared to Gone Girl, but I was left bitterly disappointed. I absolutely hated the protagonist, the way this book was written, and the way some pretty serious issues were addressed. On top of that it was boring, and do you know what, the only reason I finished it was so that I could take part in the twitter chat.

If you want to join in with this month's #BookClub140 we are reading The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware and the chat will be on Sunday 28th August at 8pm!

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  1. Gutted that lots of us didn't enjoy Luckiest Girl Alive, I agree with all of your thoughts on it! I need to read House in the Sky, have reserved it at the library! Fingers crossed you enjoy August's pick :) xx


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