The Year In Books 2017: September.


Ok so we have reached September the relaxed summer vibes are over and it’s time to get a little routine back up and running. I was fully convinced I had written a July year in books post but as I look back I see I didn’t which to be honest is probably just as well because I basically took nearly the whole summer off from doing nearly everything including reading. Now that September has arrived that’s going to change and with the dark evenings getting closer we all need some good books to read.

My book choice for September is The Cows by Dawn O’ Porter, I have just started it and so far I am really enjoying it. When I had Snapchat I used to love watching her Snaps, she is very funny so when I saw this book I had to give it a go. The other thing that drew me to this book was the name, living on a farm sure I couldn’t but get it ( so far there has been no mention of actual four legged cows in the book) .

So far this year I have read eight books which might be a new record for me but doing this #theyearinbooks has really pushed me to read loads. Let me know in the comments below what you are reading at the moment? and If you would like to read more about The Year In Books project head over the Laura’s Blog to read all about how she started it and follow the hashtag on Instagram and twitter to see what everyone else is reading but be warned doing this has really grown my to read pile of books !

Happy reading for September.

My Summer Reading.


So I might have gotten a little ahead of myself but they do say God loves a trier !. Over the last few weeks I have been on a little bit of a book shopping spree and the above are what I have picked as my Summer reads. Now anyone that knows me I am a book a month person, if it’s really good I might manage two a month but as you can see from the photo I seem to think I will manage three a month for the nine weeks I am off for the summer. I have been taking part in Laura’s The year in books which I am really enjoying because it gives me a reason to read each month but for the summer I wanted a little challenge.

So above are my book choices, the first is the new Anita Shreve, I have loved her books for years because they totally engulf you and after you have finished you are still thinking about the story. The next is by Dominique Loreau, Dominique gives an insight into the French way of life how to balance every part of our lives more which I am looking forward to starting this might be my first read of the group. Next I have two books by Jessie Burton, now I have heard very mixed reviews about these. Some say they are amazing and others have said they are painful to try read and were never finished so I will have to let you know how I get on with these. When we were on holidays at the start of the month we went to the Titanic centre in Belfast and I picked up The Girl Who Came Home, this is a story about a group from Ireland who get passage on the Titanic and what happens to them on the journey. The last I picked up in Wexford this week and it’s by William Ryan and its about a solider in World War two and a woman he helps.

So there is a little over view of what I have picked, I am hoping I will get at least three read over the nine weeks I don’t see myself reading them all I wouldn’t have that much free time but I suppose I can dream.

Let me know what your Summer reading choices are? so I can add to my to read pile and let me know if you have read any of mine and what you thought of them.