I’d like to rename these posts but haven’t thought of a good name so they will stay as Reading Down My TBR Pile for now.
So far this year I’ve read three books and I’m part way through an audiobook. I also think this is the best Bout of Books I’ve had. I managed to successfully not buy any books this week too – I’ve decided not to buy any in January but that resolve was sorely tested when several bookish people were sharing some amazing deals on twitter for books I thought I’d like. All in all a successful week.
Here’s what I’ve read
Secrets At The Little Village School by Gervase Phinn
I bought the first Little Village School book on a whim when I saw it for cheap in Sainsburys several years ago. And I’ve been hooked on this series ever since. This 5th installment didn’t disappoint, it was just as good as the earlier books. They are enjoyable, gentle reads with a real feel good factor and I think I’ve read each one in a day. Judging by the ending I suspect this is the last in the series but I really hope it’s not.
Belgravia by Julian Fellowes
Historical fiction with intrigue and twists (one of which I caught only one page before it was revealed). This reminded me of Downton in that it had all the good aspects and none of the ridiculousness that eventually put me off the series. I was very satisfied with this book and especially with how it ended.
The Hairy Bikers Blood Sweat and Tyres: The Autobiography by Si King and Dave Myers
First audiobook of the year. There’s just something about a memoir on audiobook when it’s read by the authors that I love. This was funny and interesting and made me hanker to read more memoirs. And hearing them read their story bought back happy memories of when I saw them do their live show.