Sunday, 25 January 2015

My Reading List

Reading is something I love to do but can never seem to find enough time to fit it in lately and that's something which I think I need to change. So I've built up a little pile of books that are waiting to be read and thought I'd introduce you to them. I can't give you full reviews just yet because I am yet to read these myself but hopefully, once I've finished the ones I've already started then I can let you know how they were.

Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher - I first heard about Giovanna releasing a book on twitter a few years ago, as you may or may not know Giovanna is the wife of Tom Fletcher from Mcfly which I am a massive fan of - and how I really heard and became a fan of the books before reading them (is that even possible?) I think the colours of her books being so bright stand out and would have caught my attention anyway and I've still heard many good things about these books. Billy and Me is a book I really can't wait to read! The blurb states that...

"Sophie May has a secret. One that she'd successfully kept for years. It's meant that she'd had to give up her dreams of going to university and travelling the world to stay in her little village, living with her mum and working in the local teashop. But then she meets the gorgeous Billy - an actor with ambitions to make it to the top. And when they fall in love, Sophie is whisked away from the comfort of her life into Billy's glamorous - but ruthless - world. Their relationship throws Sophie right into the spotlight after years of shying away from attention. Can she handle the constant scrutiny that comes with being with Billy? And most of all, is she ready for her secret heartbreak to be discovered and shared with the nation?"

To me this sounds like a great book and the one I'm looking forward to reading to the most, Giovanna also has another book 'Billy and Me at Christmas' which I also need to get my hands on.

You're the one That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher - This is the second book released by Giovanna and again has such a great cover, I really love these bright designs so I'm hoping the stories will be just as good. The blurbs says...

"Maddy, dressed in white, stands at the back of the church. At the end of the aisle is Rob - the man she's about to marry. Next to Rob is Ben - best man and the best friend any two people ever had. And that's the problem. Because if it wasn't Rob waiting for her at the altar, there's a strong chance it would be Ben. Loyal and sensitive, Ben has always kept his feelings to himself, but if he turned round and told Maddy she was making a mistake, would she listen? And would he be right? Best friends since childhood, Maddy, Ben and Rob thought their bond was unbreakable. But love changes everything. Maddy has a choice to make but will she choose wisely? Her heart, and the hearts of the two best men she knows, depend on it..."

After reading and writing that out it has made me want to read it right now! I have also heard that Giovanna has her next book coming out later on this year so hopefully I'll have read these two and can decide if I want to buy the next.. I'm guessing so far that I most probably will!

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a JK Rowling) - The Cuckoo's Calling isn't usually a book I'd go for (being crime fiction) but as I'd heard such good things about it and it was secretly written by such an amazing author, you can't really go wrong, can you? This blurb says...

"When a troubled model falls to her death from a Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts and calls in private detective Cormoran Strike to investigate. Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his private life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline but it comes at a cost: the more he delves into the young model's world, the darker things become and the closer he gets to terrible danger..."

I think this book sounds quite intriguing as the blurb doesn't actually give too much away, I know JK Rowling also published a few other books under the name Robert Galbraith so if this one turns out to be as good as it's reviews say then you might see a couple of those in my next 'reading list' post.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare - I'd actually never heard of this book which my brother bought me for Christmas just gone, until I was speaking to someone about it and they said they had read and enjoyed them a few years ago. It is actually the first book of a series called 'The Mortal Instruments' so I'm quite looking forward to reading this one too. The blurb says...

"Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistibly drawn to the Shadowhunters, a secret group of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City - and the dangers of forbidden love."

Another blurb that doesn't give too much away but I'm still looking forward to reading this book - and maybe even the whole series nonetheless.

Let me know if you've given any of these books a read and what you think of them.

Abigail x


  1. Great post, I love seeing other people's reading lists. I have heard a lot about A Cuckoo's Calling, I really should get round to reading it!

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  2. I have read 'You're the one that i want' and couldn't put it down! it is a great book! :) x


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