Sister by Rosamund Lupton

Sister, the début novel by Rosamund Lupton is a gripping story about two sisters. When Tess (the younger sister) goes missing Beatrice her older sister drops everything to find her. When Tess is eventually found only Beatrice knows that not all is what it seems. In her search to uncover the terrifying truth about her sisters disappearance against the wishes of her family, friends and fiancé Beatrice is also forced to confront issues of her own.

This is a fasted paced gripping story that I flew through, think of it as a cross between Lee Child and Jodi Picoult.

I just did a quick google search to see what others out there thought of this book and it turns out that Richard and Judy choose it for their latest book club check out what they thought below…



Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Pillars of the Earth is a monster of a book (400,000 words) and to be honest this has always put me off tackeling the story, however after one of the other girls at work read it and just raved so I decided, rather than take 6 months to read this story I would listen to the audio book.

Pillars of the Earth is an intergenerational saga set in England in the 1100’s. It tells of love, lust, family and famine set in a time of twisted plots of revenge and political gains between and within the church and the crown. It is a beautifully written epic story that although published in 1989 is still one of the best historical fiction stories I have had the pleasure to reed (well actually listen to).

Pillars of the Earth is followed by World Without End (1998). Follett also has a new book out on the 28th of September and is the first in his ‘Century’ trilogy; The Fall of Giants. It follows the destinies of five interrelated families – one American, one Russian, one German, one English and one Welsh – through the earth-shaking events of the First World War and the Russian Revolution. I am looking forward to this!

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

I am about a quarter of the way through Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. I am really enjoying this book which started out as a story of mountaineering survival and has turned into a story of great humanitarian spirit. I will wait until I have finished to give you my full review in the mean time check out the books website by clicking here

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s

I have just found this review of Beautiful Creatures. This might have to be my first try at Vampires (Yes I must be the only person in the world not to have read Twilight!)

Beautiful Creatures is my favorite book.

Do you know what that means? That means that this book beat out Harry Potter,Looking for Alaska, and The Hunger Games. I didn’t think it was possible, but it happened. This books is nine kinds of amazing. Click here to go through to the full review

What to read next…

I have just procured a copy of Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. I have had many people recommend it to me and I have recommended to many people on those recommendation and everyone has thanked me for it so I decided that it was time to but my money where my mouth was and read it… It is not something I would normally pick up as I find the blurb on the cover “one Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time” a too bit touchy feelie for me but non the less I am going to give it a go…

The Passage Justin Cronin

Although I was only halfway through this book when I had to give it up,  it had me on the edge of my seat…

Check out Kerre Woodham’s Review of what she calls the book of the year

The Passage, by Justin Cronin

The Passage, by Justin Cronin

Room By Emma Donoghue

Unfortunately I finished Room By Emma Donoghue. Is say unfortunately because this was the best book I have read this year. Room is the story of a 5-year-old boy and his Mum who are held captive in a room (think Josef Fritzl). The book is narrated by Jack they five-year old boy who was born in the 12 x 12 foot room (fathered by their captor) and has never left. It examines the issues he has with trying to figure out what is happening in the ‘space’ outside the room and how other things such as cars and people (but not Dora) exist in places other than just the T.V.

Keep a look out for this book due out in-store in September. Now the question is what to read next…?

Room Emma Donoghue Cover

Room Emma Donoghue Cover

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