Okay, so the libraries are closed, but does that stop us from reading? No it doesn’t! Cheer yourself up in these days of difficulty with a delicious read! Lucky enough, we’ve got a whole list of things to read this May…..
1. Half a world away by Mike Gayle
Kerry Hayes is single mum, living on a tough south London estate. She provides for her son by cleaning houses she could never afford. Taken into care as a child, Kerry cannot forget her past.
Noah Martineau is a successful barrister with a beautiful wife, daughter and home in fashionable Primrose Hill. Adopted as a young child, Noah never looks back.
When Kerry contacts Noah, the sibling she lost on the day they were torn apart as children, she sets in motion a chain of events that will change both of their lives forever.
By turns funny and moving, Half a World Away is a story that will stay with you long after you read its final page……
Buy here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Half-World-Away-stunningly-bestselling/dp/1473687373?ref_=mh_s9_apbd_otopr_b10&pf_rd_r=JDN3WM5Z9X181D50YKPT&pf_rd_p=96cd4298-5c7e-549c-8862-ef6ffc0a6e47&pf_rd_s=mobile-hybrid-11&pf_rd_t=BROWSE_ANYWHERE&pf_rd_i=62
2. Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live
Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.
Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.
One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.
Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than…. fine?
Buy this book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eleanor-Oliphant-Completely-Fine-Bestseller/dp/0008172145?ref_=mh_s9_apbd_oup_b10&pf_rd_r=JDN3WM5Z9X181D50YKPT&pf_rd_p=c6788f33-63fb-564a-93b2-1f64dfed03f5&pf_rd_s=mobile-hybrid-11&pf_rd_t=BROWSE_ANYWHERE&pf_rd_i=62
3. American dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Yesterday, Lydia had a bookshop.
Yesterday, Lydia was married to a journalist.
Yesterday, she was with everyone she loved most in the world.
Today, her eight-year-old son Luca is all she has left.
For him, she will carry a machete strapped to her leg.
For him, she will leap onto the roof of a high speed train.
For him, she will find the strength to keep running……
4. The guest list by Lucy Foley
On an island off the windswept Irish coast, guests gather for the wedding of the year – the marriage of Jules Keegan and Will Slater.
The wedding cake has barely been cut when one of the guests is found dead. And as a storm unleashes its fury on the island, everyone is trapped.
All have a secret. All have a motive.
One guest won’t leave this wedding alive . . .
Buy this classic whodunit book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07VBBWN2N/ref=mp_s_a_1_25?ie=UTF8&qid=1588590138&sr=1-25&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65
5. All the rage by Cara Hunter
A girl is taken from the streets of Oxford. But it’s unlike any abduction DI Fawley’s seen before . . .
Faith Appleford was attacked, a plastic bag tied over her head, taken to an isolated location . . . and then, by some miracle, she escaped.
What’s more, when DC Erica Somer interviews Faith, she quickly becomes convinced that Faith knows who her abductor is.
Yet Faith refuses to press charges.
Without more evidence, it’s looking like the police may have to drop the case.
But what happens if Faith’s attacker strikes again?
That’s all I’ve got for now, thank you for reading and before you leave, I’d like to present to you my own book:
Buy this poetry book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=Sensations+and+stars+and+other+poems&ref=nb_sb_noss
Okay, as usual, your thoughts are welcome, feel free to recommend any other books you think we’d like and we can add them on!