The Book Count #4

Welcome to another addition of The Book Count. The list series where I try to read as many books as I can! If you want to check out what else I’ve been reading in the past months and why I’m reading so much check out my 24 before 24 list.

The current count is at 14.

It’s not as high as I would like but I have honestly been struggling to find the time to sit down and read. This is will explain why I have started reading shorter books as these weigh less, I can read on my bus commute to work & college and do not take me more than a day or two to get through!

the book count #4
I do love a pretty book cover!


It took me a while but I really enjoyed Lucy Diamonds The Year of Taking Chances. Three women and their lives are enterwined and changed for the better after a chance meeting at a new years eve party. I found myself smiling at their fortunes, anxious over their worries and gigglings at their silly mistakes and funny attitudes. The story is written so well and I found myself being able to relate to more than a few characters even if at one point the storyline seemed a little too far fetched. I gave a big sigh of relief when I knew how the characters lives would turn out okay and I was really sad to turn the last page.

Paris for One by Jojo Moyes was pretty much the most interesting ‘lets make the most out of being stood up romance book’ I’ve read for a while. I actually enjoyed not knowing whether the character in question would meet with her brief French fling again, I’m not always too fond of happy sappy endings.

Now Dead Man Talking confused me after a few chapters to the point I was started to get frustrated with not really understanding why on earth the maincharacters seemed to be acting out the same situation over and over again. I do not think I could have read a full 500 pages of this storyline without giving up and placing the book back on it’s bookcase and I think that’s the whole idea. You get frustrated along with one of the main male characters to the point you want to throw the book on the floor or in his case start slamming the doors and storming off. Then all is explained, you understand and then you realise you never actually want to be in his situation and start questioning life and death. Or is that just me? I’ll let you figure that one out by reading it yourself.

Until the next Book Count,

Keep random,



3 thoughts on “The Book Count #4

  1. Well that’s sold me – I was dithering over the new Lucy Diamond but I will have to get it now šŸ™‚ Her other books are great also šŸ™‚ I like Jojo Moyes too and Roddy Doyle – good selection. I’ve just finished Still Alice by Lisa Genova – there is a movie out now of it. Anyway it’s a great read but made me cry šŸ™ #mummymonday x

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