Monday, 19 September 2011

Festive Books

Once September rolls around, I always start thinking about Christmas, which, in turn, has got me thinking about what festive themed chick-lit books I hope to read in the lead up to the big day this year. This year, more than ever, there seems to be more of these type of books due for release than ever before.

Here are some of the ones I'm most looking forward to reading:

Carole Matthews - Wrapped Up In You 
Scarlett Bailey - The Night Before Christmas
Georgie Carter - The Perfect Christmas

One Minute to Midnight - Amy Silver
Cally Taylor - Home For Christmas

Ali Harris - Miracle On Regent Street
Miranda Dickinson - It Started With A Kiss

And that's just some of them! I'm sure I've missed plenty of others.
So, that's my list, but what festive themed chick-lit books are you most looking forward to reading over the coming months?

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Read of the Month - August

At the end of every month I thought I'd post about my favourite read from that month. Now, I'm a few days late with this one, but here is my August Read of the Month:

During August I managed to read seven books, but my favourite of them all was Paige Toon's latest one, 'Baby Be Mine.' It's the follow up to 2008's Johnny Be Good and while plenty of her fans have been waiting for this follow up for some time, I'm a relatively new reader to Paige Toon's books and only read Johnny Be Good a few months ago so I didn't have long to wait.

I thought that Baby Be Mine was better than Johnny Be Good and I flew through it in the space of a day. I couldn't put it down and was desperate to know what was going to happen next! I love Paige Toon's writing style and always find that she has an uncanny way of making you feel like you are in the main character's shoes, feeling and thinking every little thing that they do. I won't spoil Baby Be Mine for those that are yet to read it, but let's just say it provides all the answers desired after the previous book and revisits lots of past characters and places as well as some new ones.

Paige's other novels are really good also. I haven't yet read Chasing Daisy, although it's sitting on my To Be Read pile of books, and Pictures of Lily and Lucy in the Sky are two of my favourite chick-lit reads! There's something about them that just really connect with me so I'm sure I'm going to enjoy Chasing Daisy just as much.

Other books that I read during August that are also worth checking out are:
* The Secrets Between Us by Louise Douglas
* Monday to Friday Man by Alice Peterson
* Taboo by Casey Hill