Friday 4 May 2018

The Books On My Current To Be Read List

I've been loving getting back into reading again over the last few months. I used to always have my head stuck in a book but over the last few years that's sort of gone away and so one of the goals I set myself for 2018 was to find my love for books again. I've actually done a few reviews recently of some books which I've thoroughly enjoyed so far this year, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and Some Kind Of Wonderful and now I have a list of some other books that I'm desperate to get through.

The Husbands Secret

I actually got The Husbands Secret from George for Christmas in 2016 and I'm only just getting round to reading it. Well I did start it at one point and got a few chapters in but for some reason I just stopped there. I have to be in the right mindframe to get lost in a book and at the time I must have not been able to focus so this is currently at the top of my to be read list. It's got brilliant reviews so I've got no doubt once I get stuck in, I'll really enjoy it.
'Mother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husbands hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death. Curious, she opens it - and time stops. John-Paul's letter confessses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed would wreck their family aswell as the lives of others. Cecilia wants to do the right thing but for who?'
The Husbands Secret

Gone Girl

I've watched the film Gone Girl a few times now and every time I just find it so shocking. The story which shows the length one woman would go to get revenge on her husband, it's just insane but brilliant and definitely one of the best films I've ever watched. I've had the book for years now but just never got round to reading it. It's so different to most of the books I've read in the past and others in the post but if it's anything like the film, I think it will be just as good, if not better.
'Alternating between the present-day narrative of husband Nick Dunne and the past diary entries of his wife Amy, we learn their previously perfect marriage has come undone following a move from New York to semi-rural Missouri. Amy inexplicably disappears without trace, apparently pregnant; Nick, whose emotions seem to betray little outward signs of grief or worry, is the prime suspect. However, is all that we read the truth? Is Amy genuinely missing, and, if not, what could be her possible motive?'
Gone Girl

How To Stop Time

Matt Haig is one of my favourite authors. He wrote the outstanding book 'Reasons To Stay Alive' which still resonates with me now and he's just released How To Stop Time. After seeing him mention this book on social media throughout writing it and from the snippets I've seen, it's a total winner. All I've seen is positive reviews and he totally deserves them. Honestly if you've not read any of his books, you need to. I'm planning on taking this with me for our journey to Paris and I have a feeling I'll get through it pretty quickly.
'Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love.'
How To Stop Time

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

The first I actually heard of this book was when it was on the West End. It was a show I was really keen on seeing and when it came to actually booking our first show a few years ago, for me it was between this and Wicked. Wicked won but it's still one I'd love to see one day. When we were in York we picked this up, George read it in one night and so I'm going to give it a go next and hope I love it as much as he clearly did. It's not the biggest book in the world so I think it's going to be a nice, lighthearted read which we definitely need sometimes.
'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christoper Boone. Christoper is fifteen and has Asperger's Syndrome. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.'
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
I'm so excited to read all of these, each totally different to the other in their own way. The two books I've already mentioned at the start of this post were excellent so I'm hoping these can live up to them, but either way I'm sure I'll do reviews of them at some point.

Have you read any of these books in the past?

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