Friday, 5 December 2014

Current Favourite Reads | Blogmas Day 5

Favourite Books

For as long as I can remember I have always been a complete bookwork, but in recent years I must admit I have been reading far less than I used to. However, after dropping and thus breaking my laptop, (which was thankfully fixed just in time for Blogmas) I found myself with very little to do to pass the time. Naturally I turned to books and rediscovered my love of reading, devouring book upon book in mere days. In today's post, I share with you two of the novels which I have read recently and have absolutely loved - I'd recommend them to anyone!

Two years after reporting her husband and children as missing only for them to return that same day, Olivia Brookes herself has disappeared without a trace along with every family picture in the house. 
Although previously more of a fan of fantasy novels, after reading books such as Gone Girl, my tastes have completely changed; I am loving thrillers and crime novels! This is the first of Rachel Abbott's books that I have read but I'm certain that it shall not be the last. There are some truly chilling moments!
This is far from predictable and reader is constantly kept in a state of uncertainty; you wont know what to believe! The story is told from multiple point of views as the mystery of Olivia's disappearance is uncovered - Robert's (the husband), Olivia's, and the detective's in charge of the case.
At only £2.99 in the Kindle Store, this is perfect if you're looking for a cheap read!

This book tells the quirky story of Alan who, as the title suggests, climbs out of the window and flees from the old people's home on the very day of his hundredth birthday. The narrative alternates between Alan's past and the present day, telling of adventures which can truly only be found in a novel, his expertise on explosives having lead him to meet such historical and political figures as Winston Churchill and Mao Tse Tung (despite his much-voiced aversion to politics). This eccentric centurian is a truly endearing and well-developed character with a unique approach to life.
A somehow light-hearted and humorous book despite featuring murder, theft, and a suitcase full of money, this is a story that will teach you not to take life too seriously.

In today's advent calendar window is this pair of padlock earrings in the shape of hearts!


What books have you been reading recently?

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4 comments :

  1. I have been reading so much more in the past year and I have been loving it! I really like crime novels too so I will have to try the Rachel Abbott one next :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  2. I'll check out Rachel Abbott!! I'm a crime junkie (if you want a few recs, I'd be happy to help :D or check the Book tag in my blog) but more for Scandicrime. Sounds great though!
    x Julia
    Wing me a dream

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  3. Sleep Tight seems really interesting! Would love to check it out! :)

    Colorful Closets

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  4. The hundred year old man sounds amazing! I need to read it xx


    Coleoftheball

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