Friday, 30 November 2012

November Reading...

OK... I was perhaps a little bit optimistic at the start of the month when I said I wanted to read these books...

I have managed a meagre two of them! But they have both been brill reads (and one of them was a free Kindle pick-up!) Here goes...

The Language of Flowers: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Oh my... this book took me on an emotional rollercoaster of a ride, but it was brilliant, and I loved it and I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone! It flips backwards and forwards between past and present in a seamless way as it unlocks the story of Victoria, a young woman trying to come to terms with feelings of rejection and mistrust after a childhood spent in the care system. I felt a string of emotions for her - anger at how misunderstood she was, frustration at some of the reckless decisions she made, elated joy when things started to go well for her and hopelessness when it seemed the vicious cycle was starting again. This was Diffenbaugh's debut novel, and I definitely think she's one to watch. Beautifully written, I was totally sucked into the story and literally couldn't put it down until I finished it!

The Widow of Larkspur Inn: Lawana Blackwell
This was the Kindle freebie and I've really enjoyed it. It's not a life-changer, or an eye-opener (like the one above) but just a good old feel-good, pick-me-up story of a young lady, widowed with three young children, who turns her life around and comes good. The characters were varied and loveable, and there's a golden thread of God's faithfulness that Blackwell weaves throughout the story. A good read for the holiday season!

As always, I'm hooking up with Jess from Catch a Single Thought


Next up are all the books above that I didn't read last month, plus I'm hoping to get a look into Miranda Hart's "Is it Just Me?" just because I love her and think she's utterly hilarious! There was a copy of it floating around the staff room at school and I read a couple of pages and could just hear her voice in my head. She totally makes me chuckle. Anyone else with me on that!?

Happy weekend... see you on Monday for the launch of "Countdown to Christmas"...

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for linking up! I hardly touched my November Reading List either, seems like it was a busy month for everyone :)


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