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Saturday, 30 June 2012

Books for the Summer

I have happily compiled my books for this summer. I aim to start on 01.07.2012 and finish them by 10.09.12. The end of my holiday.

I have chosen a wide selection and can't wait to read each and every one of them.

It's just a matter of deciding which one to start with.

Do I start with 50 Shades of Grey? Probably, seen as I feel like I am the only living woman who hasn't read it yet. And with multitudes of conversations with a "Grey" theme I feel that it is only a matter of time before the plot of the book is spoilt .... although my jist of the book so far is there isn't much of a plot ;) Am I right girls?

Then there is Thank You For The Days, a book written by one of my favourite 6 Music DJ's - Mark Radcliffe. It is not a biography as such - more of a compilation of wonderful starry encounters and silly mishaps. Chapter's entitled 'The Day My Mother Hit Me With a Golf Club' and 'The Day I Went to Kate Bush's House for Cheese Flan', and 'The Day Mick Jagger Was Taller Than Me' make me want to launch straight in. But somehow I think this one for a holiday. A holiday where you need short, sweet and satisfying chapters.

I have also chosen Perfume by Patrick Suskind. I had this book almost 7 years ago and was told it was a must read! It has sadly been on the back burner since then as I was reading a good book at the time (although I can't remember what it was) and I forgot all about it. Then, last weekend Craig watched the film on TV while I was out. He said I would love the film and I said "Woooo there! I have the book". And you know what the rule is ..... read it before you watch it! So I blew off the dust and have put it in the "to read "pile.

On a similar note is One Day. I was leant this after reading Starter For Ten on my honeymoon. I thoroughly enjoyed Nicholls style of writing and subjects. I practically read it cover to cover in three days. I then went straight into One Day and I just wasn't feeling it. I needed a break from the author's style to make it fresh and thought if I left it a while I would just enjoy it more. So the time has come! One Day .... I will read you one day this summer ..... I promise!

Finally, Dear Fatty by Dawn French. This was recommended by my sister-in-law who knows I love all things Dawn French. I have read snip-its and let me tell you this book is no laughing matter..... it is a roll around on the floor in stitches - until your sides burst - matter!!!! This, I think, is a perfect evening read.

So there you have it, my to read list. Will any of you join me with any of these titles? If you do then let me know. I'd love to discuss these books with you. Also if you have any suggestions for future reads ... I would love to know!



  1. Every one is reading fifty shades the problem is that (although they are trashy and the vocabulary is limited) they are addictive and u can't just read the first book you will end up reading all three. I'm just about at the end of the third one!
    I have just downloaded one day and the hunger games series. I hope you will us know your opinion on the books you read x

  2. I've just tried 50 Shades and ended up leaving it, don't get it I'm afraid. Did enjoy Dawn French though :)

  3. I agree with All4meggymoo re 50 books. But Cheryl has a point too! I've read them but there is not really a plot! I will be a spolier though. As long as I've a book on the go I'm a happy bunny! xx

  4. Great choices loving the sound of the Mark Radcliffe one might just pop over to Amazon next, have read Dawn Frenchs and I found it quite sad?? Cough, err half way through 50 shades of grey - loving it and as a couple of us at work are reading it we have a group discussion lol the next day as to who is up to what chapter etc... easy read but some things we pick to bits - she says trying not to give too much away - lol. Enjoy your reading xxx


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