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One Book, Two Book, Three Book, Four and Five #2

Simon at Stuck in a Book started this meme a little while ago and it really caught on. Back doing it again here I thought I would join in and it would be give me an opportunity to actually post something, as there is plenty of reading but not enough finishing at the moment!

1. The book I am currently reading

The Taker by Alma Katsu, a debut novel and one sent by Newbooks Magazine for review. I have had it for a little while and started it and put it down, but decided to carry on as it deserved that much. I like the historical elements and the sections in the book very interesting however there are parts that do not appeal to me at all and I am finding these rather a slog. Nearly finished, but not worth giving up at this late stage.

I have other books ‘on the go’ but I have chosen this book, because it is the one I am reading the most at the moment.

2. The last book I finished

The Girl on the Cliff by Lucinda Riley. Review can be found here and I rate the book extremely highly. As you can probably gather from my post. Hoping to interview Lucinda on here soon, please come back and visit.

3. The next book I want to read

Actually I am not sure. Anything really, probably something light. I currently have moved The Birthday Party by Veronica Henry from the bookshelf in the living room to by the bed. So it could be that one but then again……

4. The last book I bought

Difficult one to remember but I think it was The Red Queen by Phillipa Gregory from a charity shop. I have not read The White Queen yet, although it is on my shelf and it is tempting me, but I think after finishing The Taker I need something lighter before diving into a Gregory novel.

5. The last book I was given

Actually it was The Girl on the Cliff by Lucinda Riley (have I mentioned this one?!). So as not to go on about the book, which I can assure you I am not getting any payment for promoting. I have decided to go back to before that and it was in fact 3 books given to me by a friend of my parents who reads and reads some more. Just like all us book bloggers I suppose. Nigel Farndale – The Blasphemer, Babs Horton – A Jarful of Angels and Rohinton Mistry – A Fine Balance. Has anyone read these.

This is a great little meme and because it is an infrequent it always throws up some interesting finds from other bloggers. Do let me know if you take part and I will pop along and say hello.

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6 thoughts on “One Book, Two Book, Three Book, Four and Five #2

  1. I appreciate your insight on The Taker. I’ve been on the fence about this one and I always seem to teeter towards leaving it on the shelf. Looks like I’ll be following my gut to just let it be. 🙂

  2. I haven’t read any of your books! I do have Philippa Gregory’s The White Queen, but haven’t read it yet. I did enjoy The Queen’s Fool by Gregory, so have high hopes for The White Queen.

  3. Thanks for playing along! I’ve not read any of these – but I am shocked at the idea of having to think back to the last book you bought – I’ve bought six since I posted the meme!!

  4. The Girl on the Cliff was one of my Amazon Vine choices last week. I haven’t started it yet but am looking forward to it. And I also have a copy of The Blasphemer but haven’t had time to read that one yet either!

  5. A lovely selection of books. I have The White Queen in my library pile and I must get to it, not least because I am intrigued by Margaret Beaufort and eager to get to The Red Queen.

    The Girl on the Cliff wasn’t on my Vine list, but I am watching for it to come into stock at the library and ready to place my order.

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