I've been home for a few weeks and thought it was finally time I shared my holiday reading list. In all I read 9 books the week that I was away. But please be aware, I'm a really quick reader.
I really didn't have that much time to read. We were visiting new ports every day and away on trips, then it was dinner at seven every night and few drinks or coffee in the bar later.
Thankfully the kindle managed to hold it's charge for the whole week. And there aren't any books on this list that were on my reading list at the beginning of the year. I'll update on that list in a few weeks.
So what did I read????
Maureen Johnson 13 Little Blue Envelopes. I'm reading quite a lot of teenage fiction right now and was looking forward to this. It was fine, but the execution wasn't quite as good as the idea itself and I was a little disappointed.
Darynda Jones First Grave on the Right. I had noticed this on the Best First Book list on the RITA list, so had bought it. And boy, was it worth it. A fabulous book and I'll be crossing my fingers for it at the ceremony this weekend.
Paige Harbison Here Lies Bridget. My third teenage read. There were parts of this book I loved and parts I hated. The overall premise was good but some bits left me a little disappointed.
Anne Patchett State of Wonder. I enjoyed the medical elements of this book and it really did boggle the mind, but I didn't particularly enjoy the end.
Doukakis's Apprentice Sarah Morgan. Another book that had been nominated for a RITA I wanted to read. I'm glad I did as I thoroughly enjoyed it. Especially the bit about the tights! I'll have my fingers crossed for this book over the weekend too.
Catch your Death by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards. Really, really loved this. Yes, I am a geek and it was the medical stuff that drew me to this book too, But it was SO good. I wish I'd written it myself.
The Girl behind the Scandalous Reputation Michelle Conder. This was a debut book and I can see why this author has been picked up. It was a great read and I look forward to more from her in the future.
Here Comes the Groom Karina Bliss. You really can't go wrong with a Karina Bliss book and this was another good story from her. My favourite is still What the Librarian Did.
Mr Right at the Wrong Time Nikki Logan. I wasn't sure if I would like this one. But Nikki really delivered. There is an underlying issue of fidelity in this book as when the heroine meets the hero he's married. But Nikki handles this really sensitively and really well. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this story. But then, I always like her books.
So that's it. The nine summer holiday reads. I've still to update on the other list of recommendations I got at the beginning of the year and I'll do that in a few weeks.
So what have you been reading over the summer?