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Summer Reading Challenge 2015

I’m currently reading Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton. I’m part of an online Book Club and had read rave reviews about the author’s fourth novel. One review simply said ‘I envy anyone who hasn’t read it yet as I would love to be able to unread it so I could start again without knowing what was going to happen.’

Good reads say’s ‘In such a small community as the Falkland Islands, a missing child is unheard of. In such a dangerous landscape it can only be a terrible tragedy, surely…

Sounds good huh? Well it started well, very dark and almost eerie, I’m now about 40% in and have gone off the boil with it a little, but that might be because I haven’t been able to dedicate much reading time of late. I am in hope that’s going to change soon as I’m about to have a break away and am champing at the bit to devour a number of books while I enjoy the Sun. Once I have finished the book in its entirety I will post my review.

Little black lies

But more about my challenge. The local Library has a Summer Reading Challenge for the children and I decided that it would be a good opportunity (and fun) for me to set myself some literary goals this Summer too, why should the kids have all the fun, I also think if the little one knows I am keen to read it will rub off on her, although she is already a bit of a book worm. So I downloaded four books (five including the one I have already started). Selected either by authors I already enjoy, a Book Club recommendations, or if it’s Cheap! I am an Amazon Prime member so I get access to the lending library, the first book on my list is the latest  offering by Mark Edwards was was in the library to be borrowed for free, it will be the fifth book of his I have read and I am totally addicted so was delighted that it’s a freebie.

My challenge is to read and review each novel by the time the children go back to school in September.

I am really looking forward to my challenge and am excited about each of the books. If you want to read along with me here’s the list, the links are at the bottom and take you to the kindle version as that’s my preferred way to read, but you will find the paperback copies from there too if you want those instead.


Follow You Home by Mark Edwards the review is here

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell the review is here

Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton the review is here

Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

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