So today is where we tell you what we’ve been reading and you share with us what you’ve been reading.
Rowena Adventures of a Compulsive Traveller by Dominic Dunne
Short chapters on his travel experiences, which are wide and varied. Entertaining and great for dipping. 3 1/2 stars.
Alesha Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce
An enthralling YA fantasy novel in a series that gets better with each instalment. It follows the kind and strong Daine on her journey to understand her mysterious Wild Magic. 4.5 stars.
Bonnie The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
An engaging book which captures your heart and breaks it a few times. A book that tells a tale of war through generations and the effects it has on everything. A bitter sweet story throughout. 4 1/2 stars
Amanda Ed King by David Guterson
A bizarre sequence of events triggered by an affair between a man and his au pair. Great writing, but at times a bit implausible. 3.5 stars.
Tim Wild by Cheryl Strayed.
Story of a young woman whose mother dies, whose marriage disintegrates and who – for a short time – starts taking heroin. Then she hears about the Pacific Crest Trail, a walking track in the west of the United States. Totally unprepared, she decides to walk it in an attempt to leave all the sadness of her past behind her. If you like books about walking, but have had enough of all those books about the Santiago de Compostela trail in Spain, then this is the book for you. 3.5 stars.
Merle The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
This book with its stunning illustrations and beautiful poignant prose tells the story of Morris who loves words. After being caught up in a hurricane, he arrives in an old house full of books – books that are alive and welcome him into their world. Absolutely a must for all ages. Unforgettable. 5 stars.
Baxter Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion.
It’s about Harry, who’s a dog. He gets really dirty and no-one recognises him. Really sad bit. But then he gets clean and they do! Happy bit! 5 stars!