Books I am Enjoying Right Now

This morning I wanted to share with you a couple of books that I have just started to read but am already totally fascinated by. I always have a few books on the go but have a habit of starting new ones before I finish the old ones. Anyway, it is fair to say that these two looked so new and shiny and I just couldn’t help myself. (The picture I chose for this blog post is from a seaside trip but it reminds me of reading by the sea, my favourite place to flick through a book).

What books are sitting on your shelf, waiting to be opened? Aren’t you tempted to make a head start?

State of the Union

A clever, witty read so far…

Actually, this is the first time that I have read a Nick Hornsby book and it came about because I noticed a TV series of the same name on BBC iPlayer. Having watched a short episode I wanted to read the book before I saw any more. Being a short book, with ten chapters, each chapter fits neatly with one episode so I have taken to reading one then watching one. It’s kind of fun.

A husband and wife nip to the pub for a brief chat each week just before their marriage counselling session. They comment on the previous couple to leave the therapist’s house and engage in witty conversations which not only unpick their marriage but also put the world to rights.

Before the Coffee gets Cold

Have a coffee. Go back in time.

I love how this books starts. The writing style of Toshikazu Kawaguchi is fairly unique and unlike previous books I have looked at. The idea of a coffee shop that can take you back in time, but with several provisos, is great!

So far I am still getting to know the characters and setting but it is definitely maintaining my interest. The coffee shop is well described and seems endearing but I have a feeling there are many adventures to come. The rules for time travel include not changing the future in any way. This is likely to be a recipe for disaster, I think.

I have linked another post about my recent reads: here

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