People are constantly recommending books to me and I am one of those people who likes to try different books all of the time. This means that I usually end up reading several books at a time. I love doing this because it means I have a choice. At bedtime I may feel like a drama or biography and in the morning a thriller may meet my needs.
As someone who started as a book blogger, I wanted to update my current reading choices as I am totally enjoying the stories and non-fiction books that I am right in the middle of at the moment. It may sound odd that I like to have several books on the go but that is just the way I operate. Here are a couple of my current faves.
Flat Share – Beth O’Leary
A work colleague lent me this book and couldn’t speak highly enough of it. She said it was packed with short chapters and is really engaging. So I gratefully took it home and then completely forgot about it for six months. Finally I got round to starting it just before Christmas and I wish I could read all of Beth’s books at once. Her style is fantastic!
Flipping between chapters by Leon, who works as a medic, and Tiffy, who works in publishing, this entertaining book covers an interesting predicament. Imagine having the option of a cheap flat in London which is fully furnished and provides a perfect living solution after a break up. Leon’s flat has one peculiar twist. There is just one bed. Leon happens to sleep there during the day and Tiffy gets the flat(and bed) to herself at night time. Odd but brilliant!
Three Wishes – Liane Moriarty
I am getting towards the end of this masterpiece. Liane never lets me down with her contemporary dramas. She is a massive inspiration for me as a fledgling author. Following some episodes in the life of three thirty something triplets living in Sydney, this story is amusing and captivating.
The sisters have divorced parents who still play a big role in their lives. We see flashbacks to the time when their parents split, spliced amongst chapters about modern events, including one husband’s affair, another’s attempt to keep a new relationship with a locksmith going and the third’s challenges relating to becoming a step mother.
Liane uses the close third person to follow each woman closely as they go through a personal struggle or quandary. It is not a dark story and Liane regularly makes comical observations about modern life. Her clever way with words and short chapters (my favourite kind of chapters) make for a fun, easy to follow story which will one day be either a movie or TV series. Every single one of her books has been bought by Hollywood.
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