I had the pleasure of being given many books as gifts this Christmas so I’ve not been short of reading material. And this month I have been stuck in bed very poorly so I’ve had plenty of time to read I thought I'd share with you what I've read, so far.
Holding by Graham Norton
This book was a complete unknown for me as I was completely unaware that Graham Norton had written a crime novel. It had great reviews and I looked forward to reading something a bit different. When I was reading this and I was asked about whether I was enjoying it or not my main reply was that it was odd. That being said I wanted to make time to read it and thoroughly enjoyed it. I feel this book was as much about the characters as it was the crime fighting. If this turns out to be a series I would certainly pick up the next one happily.
The Blood of an Englishman & A Spoonful of Poison by MC Beaton
I'm reviewing these two as one because otherwise I would be repeating myself. I enjoyed these for exactly what they are light hearted cosy crime that were a nice easy read when I was tucked up in bed trying to get over a particularly nasty stomach bug earlier this month. Easy and quick to read with a fun story line
The House at Seas End by Elly Griffiths
I had another of Elly Griffiths books The Chalk Pit on my end of year reading round up blog at the end of last year so I'm definitely a fan. I have read this series in completely the wrong order but this has not in any way diminished my enjoyment of them. I enjoy the archaeological side to these books and the way the characters all work together. If you haven't already discovered the Ruth Galloway series I would highly recommend it.
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
I have just finished this and the jury is still out as to whether I enjoyed it or not. As it has a book within a book I found myself more invested in the characters of the manuscript book than the characters of the main story. It is overall well written and I would read something else written by Anthony Horowitz because of that. This book is still probably a solid 3 stars though.
I set myself a reading challenge this year of 50 books. I feel like I have made a good start on this in January. I hope everyone is enjoying getting some reading done this is definitely the right time of year to cosy up with a book.