Maggie Bob Reads: July & August Read List

So in all the fuss of finding a new job and trekking from London to Edinburgh for interviews I gave you June’s read list very late. Now the ridiculously stressful process of packing up everything we owned, actually moving up,¬†and then settling in to a new home and workplace means that we’re now at the end of September and I owe you two read lists, so this will be a bumper edition. Well, not that bumper – all that work didn’t leave much time for recreational reading. Without further ado…

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  • Stephen King: Carrie – my first ever King novel (I know, I know!) and I started with a stonker. So impactful I’m glad I didn’t watch any of the movie adaptations beforehand, even though popular culture already ensured I knew (roughly) what was going to happen.
  • Sophie Kinsella: Twenties Girl – my sister and I share a love of Sophie Kinsella so I was very happy to take this off her hands after she finished it. A nicely written story about discovering who you are through an ancestor and taking chances. Sometimes you’ve got to cut loose and do the Charleston!
  • Maeve Binchy: Quentins- another one from my sister; more specifically she gifted me a Maeve Binchy box set, and after this one I’m looking forward to working through more of these
  • Danny Wallace: Charlotte Street – this wasn’t the book o thought it would be, based either on the blurb or on the opening. And yet it is exactly the type of humour and heart I would expect from Danny Wallace. Well worth a punt
  • Sarah Waters: The Little Stranger – I have loved everything Sarah Waters has ever written, and this is no exception. A ghost story that made me think a little (a tiny little little) bit of Woman In Black, but feels a lot more about an exploration of the class system. Entirely my own fault I didn’t read this sooner – I went and bought the hardback as soon as it came out and I couldn’t face carrying that hefty thing about to read day-to-day

Not long until I put September’s read list up (honest) but please do tell me what you are reading just now.

One thought on “Maggie Bob Reads: July & August Read List”

  1. CARRIE was one of my first King novels too (I think PET CEMETARY was the first book of his that I read, back in high school). I’ve always wanted to pick up IT next but I just never got around to borrowing it from the library.

    My sister freaking loves Sophie Kinsella but I think she’s only read the Shopaholic books, not the others. I should tell her about TWENTIES GIRL.

    I just finished reading Billy Idol’s autobiography DANCING WITH MYSELF a couple of hours ago and am working on finishing THIS HOUSE IS HAUNTED by John Boyle next. I’ve got less than a hundred pages to go, so I’ll probably polish it off tomorrow. It’s a really great book that I found at my local library and I’m super-glad I picked it up! I just hope the ending doesn’t disappoint me like most ghost story endings do LOL

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