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What I ‘ve Been Reading

Like a lot of people, I love a good book. I can sit with a cup of tea and read for hours at a time before i realise how long I’ve been at it.

Having just moved into a new flat and not having internet or TV for a week, reading has filled up a lot of my time this past month; here’s a few of my favourites.

Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon

This book follows Madeline, a girl who is allergic to everything and has never left her house in seventeen years. When Olly moves in next door, a whole new world of friendship and love opens up for Madeline encouraging her to step outside, both of her comfort zone, and her house. Follow Madeline’s adventure discovering everything she has missed in her seventeen years of solitary, indoor life.

Everything, Everything is the perfect summer read that you can read in one sitting. It somehow manages to be inspirational, heartwarming and heartbreaking all at the same time.

Available from Waterstones for £5.99


The Butterfly Garden – Dot Hutchinson

This is a twisted account of a kidnapping survivor being questioned by the FBI about the details of her time as a butterfly in The Garden. Maya reveals horrific tales of her friends, other butterflies, and their time in The Garden, sharing the brutal nature of their kidnapper and his sons.

Not the kind of book you could sit on a sun lounger and relax with, but captivating non the less. It is available from Amazon for £8.99 or free with Kindle Unlimited.


The Storyteller – Jodi Picoult

Joseph is a strong member of his community, but for seventy years Josef has kept a secret from everyone. Having befriended Sage, he decides to reveal his secret to her, shattering everything she thought she knew of her friend.

Sage uncovers Josefs past as a member of the German army in WWII, a Nazi. The Storyteller follows Josefs story throughout the war, and his remorse in later life. Although not a true story, it is an eye opening version of life during WWII, a must read for any lovers of historical fiction.

Available from Amazon for £6.29


Labyrinth – Kate Mosse

This is one of my all time favourite books which I can read over and over again, which I did while we had no TV or internet in our new flat. Set in two periods of time, modern day Carcassonne and 13th Century Carcassonna, Labyrinth follows the lives of two women who embark on a journey to discover the true Grail and how they are both rightfully connected to it.

If you’re not that into reading, Labyrinth has been adapted into a mini TV series starring John Hurt and Tom Felton, which you can buy on Amazon for £5.

Available from Waterstones for £8.99


Wizard’s First Rule (Sword of Truth Series Book 1) – Terry Goodkind

First published in 1994, Wizard’s First rule is the first in a series of 17 books following Richard, the Seeker of Truth; Kahlan, the Mother Confessor; and Zedd, Wizard of the First Order. In a race against time, they must work together to stop a monstrous evil about to be unleashed upon the world by a ruler who works for the keeper of the underworld.

Available from Amazon for £12.99 or free with Kindle Unlimited.


Life and Other Near Death Experiences – Camille Pagan

Libby has just been given really bad news – she has cancer. When her husband arrives home he gives her some bad news of his own – he’s gay. After claiming she is to divorce her husband, without telling him about the cancer, she heads off to the Caribbean for a last hurrah. Only, she didn’t expect to find friendship and a second love while she was there.

Available from Amazon for £8.99 or free with Kindle Unlimited.


Hopefully you found something that you fancy, if not here a list of the current bestsellers on Amazon where you should be able to find something you fancy.


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