With less than two months left of this year, I have some reading catch-up to do! I set myself a goal this year to read one book each month. So far I have read eight which means I need to step up my game. I have the following four books in mind and I’m excited to read them all. If I stop watching so much Netflix I’ll be able to finish them before the new year. Here are my winter reads.
Ordinary People – Diana Evans
Ordinary people is about four people living in London. Two couples with their relationship struggles and personal issues. A book covering friendship, parenthood, sex, grief and love. Simply about ordinary people like the title promises.
Diana Evans has written other books previously and been both nominated and won literary awards. She’s received high praise for this book which is promising but mostly ok excited to read a book about people’s situations who could easily be something my neighbour, friend or myself are going through.
The Eyre Affair – Jasper
This is an old book (released 2001) but still it was on the recommend list in Waterstones when I last went there. Thursday – yup, that’s her name – is a literary detective searching for Jayne Eyre who is missing, whilst also trying to halt the Crimean War, figure out who really wrote Shakespeare’s plays and persuade her boyfriend to marry her.
This is Jasper’s debut fiction but more books about Thursday have been published so I’m excited to read this and if any good, continue with Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plato and Something Rotten.
The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty
I have read a couple of Liane Moriarty’s book previously and I’ve enjoyed them both. I like the level of suspense her books have and I think they’re written in a clever way. I’m hoping this book will give me the same satisfaction.
Cecilia finds an envelope in the attic, addressed to her from her husband. Even though it’s not meant to be opened unless he’s died, Cecilia opens it and is now left with a choice: keep quiet to protect her family, or let them know about her husband’s mistake and risk hurting everyone she loves.
The Goldfinch – Donna
The thickest book of them all so perhaps I’ll save this till last. With 800 pages and small text, I hope I am hooked from the start. I have no expectations on this book at all aside from it being as good as I was promised.
All I know is that it’s about a 13 year old boy living in New York. He’s lost his mother in a terrorist attack and all he’s got to remember her by is The Goldfinch painting he manages to steal from the museum during the attack. He clings on to the painting which draws him into the criminal underworld.
Whats on your reading list? Have you read any of the books I have listed in this post, or any other books of the authors mentioned?