First of all, I’d like to wish everyone all the very best for 2013. May it bring health, happiness and success!
I have been ill over the holiday season- nothing serious- just a virus that laid me low for a few days. My eldest daughter had gone back to uni, my husband and my younger daughter had gone skiing so that left me plenty of time to write and catch up on my reading.
I love reading and my friends and family know that so I received loads of books for Christmas plus some vouchers to buy more to read on my ipad. (I still prefer to read a ‘real’ book but I also like to have a selection on my ipad for when I travel)
As you can see I Have been reading some books about Afghanistan- that was a few months ago when I was writing my medical romance set in Afghanistan- but I thought a would include a couple I read in case anyone is interested. And while I was on holiday, just before Christmas, I read Sister Pact (not included in the pic as it’s on my ipad ) by our very own Amy Andrews (writing as Ali Ahearn with her sister Ros Baxter) and I thoroughly enjoyed it. For those of you who haven’t read it yet, you’re in for a treat. It’s funny and sad … and just a great read.
Right now, and also not in the pic, I’m reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. If you like a thriller with a difference- try this. I can’t put it down. When that’s finished, I’m going to have to chose between The Woman who went to Bed for a Year – such a great title and Sue Townsend is so funny- and The Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding. I love historical novels but it will depend what kind of mood I’m in when I finish Gone Girl.
I read all sorts of stuff. Romance of course, historical fiction (I love Philippa Gregory and Katharine McMahon amongst others)- as well as crime ( I have the new Peter May whose crime novels are set in Lewis which is an island off the west coast of Scotland close to the one where my parents were raised) as well as thrillers- hence the inclusion of Simon Kernick. I don’t always read genre fiction- hence the inclusion of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen which I read while laid low and can also thoroughly recommend.
So what are you reading at the moment? I’ll take for granted that some where in your reading pile is a book by your favourite Harlequin author or from your favourite series- but what else are you reading? Have you read something recently and you wish you hadn’t bothered? I’m almost scared to ask in case my tbr pile gets any bigger!
Anne Fraser x