Today I want to share my latest reads with you. I seem to go through phases with my reading and how much I do. Over the last few weeks I’ve been reading A LOT (which is great!)
My Latest Reads
Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
I came across this book via A Bookish Baker Book Club. This was the January pick. I read it over several days and enjoyed it. It was quite different from anything I read usually – it’s about an elderly lady and set around the retirement centre she lives in. There is a mystery to be solved and lots of quirky and interesting characters. I’m glad I read it.
The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
I’ve been a Cathy Kelly fan for a long time. I remember reading a lot of her books when I lived in Scotland (between 2000 and 2005). I spotted this one on the library display and picked it up. It tells the tales of 3 women each celebrating a big birthday. Callie is turning 50, Sam 40 and Ginger 30. Each of their lives falls apart in a different way. I found it incredibly easy to resonate with these characters. Particularly Sam’s anxieties about motherhood and Ginger overcoming her body confidence issues. I really enjoyed this book.
Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis
I’m also a long-time fan of Jill Shalvis who writes fun romances with great characters. I enjoyed this one which tells Sadie and Caleb’s story and how they saved a three-legged dog called Lollipop. Parts of this one felt more serious than some of Jill’s other work but I enjoyed it all the same. Jill’s books always make great holiday reads.
Shadow Rider, Shadow Reaper and Shadow Keeper by Christine Feehan
I read some of Christine Feehan’s “Dark” series a long time ago. When I spotted the first book of the Shadow Rider series on the library display recently I decided to give it a go. I’ve been working my way through all 3 books currently available in the series. They’re not the best books I’ve read lately and I have some issues with the characters but I’m persevering! (I don’t like giving up on books halfway through – it makes me wonder what happens!) If you’re keen on paranormal romance or urban fantasy it may be worth giving them a try.
That’s a quick summary of my latest reads. What have you been reading lately?
I also want to note that every single one of my latest reads was a library book. I love my library – it’s part of a big network of libraries and I can search the whole catalogue and reserve books for free. They also have great displays where I often pick up books I wouldn’t necessarily seek out amongst the shelves.
Do you use your local library? Why not visit your library this month and pick up some free books on loan?
Reading Rituals is my monthly post about all things reading. I usually discuss books I’ve been reading and talk about my reading habits. Click here to see all of my Reading Rituals posts.