Monday 8 December 2014

The year in books :: December

Once again I’m joining in with Laura for her year in books. This link up has really helped me get back into reading after having my second child and given me lots of ideas for new authors to read, as well as reminding me of old favourites.
So in November I read:
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler
A really wonderful read with lots of interesting ideas. I was and wasn't surprised by the story and the way she linked all the elements. Intriguing. 

The Murder Bag – Tony Parsons
I've really enjoyed a few of Tony Parson’s novels and this is his first foray into crime. I do like a crime thriller and this was really good…just on the right side of graphic without being too extreme it kept me guessing. I liked the characters he developed in this one and hope to see them again in  new books in the future.

Football Manager Stole My Life – Iain Macintosh
A very quick read about the intricacies of playing football manager and the people around them. 'Nuff said.

So my choices for December are:
  • In The Woods – Tana French - An author suggested by Jennifer. I've started this and it’s looking very promising!
  • Instructions For A Heatwave – Maggie O’Farrell
  • The Apologist – Jay Rayner

Not very festive reads but hopefully good nonetheless!

Here’s to more reading in 2015!!


  1. You're going to love her books! I've been a fan for years. I haven't read any of the others but I will look for them in the library; I always like to get new suggestions for books and authors.

  2. I loved this Tana French book. I have forgotten all about it so thanks for reminding me. I love a good crime, too but I am a bit fussy with forensic stuff (having worked in forensic medicine and science for 5 years). Adding Tony Parsons book to my wishlist. x