Welcome to another week of books I have read over this past week. I usually do read a good mix, but this week the mix is far more mixed than usual…
I was after a book that would have a few chuckles in it and Good Eggs by Rebecca Hardiman was one that had just that. It is the story of three generations of the Gogarty family, how poor Kevin keeps up with his mothers antics and also the the problems his daughter is having, well to say he is run ragged is an understatement. A fun, light-hearted read that definitely did have me chuckling, but also deals with the daily life of a family. One I would recommend.
I did say different and A History of the Vampire in Popular Culture by Violet Fenn is a non fiction book that I wished for on NetGalley. It seems wishes do come true as the publisher Pen & Sword History granted me access to an e-copy. This is an entertaining read that delves into the way vampires have become more popular in pop culture over the years. The author references film, early and modern literature as she gives her opinion. I really enjoyed this book and it is one I would recommend.
Last year I read and loved The Flatshare and so I was really looking forward to The Switch by Beth O’Leary as well. This is a fabulous book about Leena and Eileen, grand-daughter and grandmother who switch their lives, well actually it is where they live that they switch. I adored these two characters, although Eileen was my favourite with her antics. A fabulous story that I loved everything about and would definitely recommend.
Sometimes you come across a book that you know is going to be special within the first few pages. The Forgotten Life of Arthur Pettinger by Suzanne Fortin is one such book. I just loved, adored and fell in love with this book that steps back and forth in time. It is a story that tells Arthurs story of his time and people he met in the second world war, told in snippets of memories and flashbacks. It is simply beautiful and I cannot recommend this one enough.
I never thought I would read a book about quantum physics, but this is exactly what I did when I read Helgoland by Carlo Rovelli. As surprising as that revelation is, the fact that I found myself entertained and had a chuckle or two as I read this book is even more surprising. I have not got a braincell in me that understands science or physics, yes I get the basics and can understand things to a point but that is it. I did manage to understand some of the concepts, but it was more the writing style and personality of the author that made this an interesting read. I am really glad I picked this one up and I would recommend it, although it is probably a book suited to a more specific audience.
So, there you go I don’t think you can get much more varied than vampires, quantum physics, humour, contemporary fiction and historical fiction 😂 I did say it was an unusual mix and I think you can see I wasn’t wrong!
All that leaves me to say is, have a great week ahead and happy reading,
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