Hello and welcome once again to my weekly round up of books that I have read.
It has been one of those “uneventful weeks” if I am being honest as far as life in general goes. Me and He did have a wander out between showers, I do love our Cornish country lanes in the autumn, It’s a chance to see a little bit more now the leaves are starting to fall and the saying “you can’t see the wood for the trees” does seem appropriate!
Here are a few photo’s as they were taken, no faffing or filtering 🙂
So now to the books I read…
Last week seemed to have a few festive, Christmas themed books, this week it seems that I have gone all hist/fic 😯😁
Revolution by Piet Hein Wokke
This was a really good historical fiction that was set in the Middle East starting in the 1940’s. It is a tale of three boys and follows their very different journeys as they become men in a country that is seeing the start of a transformation. A really interesting read that is full of corruption and conspiracy as well as loyalty and honour. Even though it reached a conclusion where all the immediate questions were answered it also has left a lead in to another book.
Fire Queen – The Tale of Ophelia by Joanna Courtney
This is another hist/fic novel and is the second in the Shakespeare’s Queens series, I have not read the first one and I didn’t need to as they are stand alone stories. But after reading Fire Queen I will probably look up the first one. This is “Joanna Courtney’s new trilogy unearths the real women behind Shakespeare’s most infamous queens.” A great read that was gritty and full of interesting scenarios, Ophelia is a warrior and one of the men. Not wanting to be seen as weak or wanting to be wed and being beholden to her husband, she is a real tough lady. I really enjoyed this one.
The Secret Santa by Trish Harteniaux
The Secret Santa is definitely not a nice cosy Christmas read, in fact it is a murder mystery! An isolated setting gives a good backdrop to a story that has intrigue, mystery and secrets. This is a book I read for an upcoming blog tour, so keep your eye for a review soon.
The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson
This is an absolutely beautiful story aimed at younger readers. It is the story of Yank a girl who is a little different from other in her village and so she sets out on a journey to discover her roots. I loved the folklore, fairy tale style of this story and the descriptions are stunning. A story that has a dragon, bears, an elk, a lone wolf and a house with chicken legs! I know this is aimed at young readers but, never mind them enjoying it I loved it and read it in one sitting.
Until We Meet Again by Rosemary Goodacre
I say “Currently Reading” I am due to start this book later today so I can’t let you know what it is like yet! It is for a Blog Tour in a few weeks so keep you eye out.
Currently Listening to…
Mythos – Narrated by Stephen Fry
I am really enjoying listening to this, Stephen Fry is a brilliant narrator and I decided that I would rather listen to this than read it. It is so full of so much stuff and a lot of things are explained with their modern connections in language. His pronunciations of names is very different to how I would say certain names and this is where it is good to listen. I will definitely be getting the next audio-book “Heroes – Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures.”
Well that is it for books this week. My Goodreads tally is creeping ever closer to my target of 200 for the year. As I write this post I only have 23 books to go 🙂
Hope everyone has a great week and I wish you all the best
Many thanks for reading my post 🙂 xx