Monday, 11 August 2014

Books That I've Bought Recently

As I've previously mentioned, I'm a little bookworm so I always like to see what books are out there and am constantly updating my bookshelf and kindle. These are the books that I've bought over the last couple of weeks and that I'm looking forward to reading.

The Husband's Secret- Liane Moriarty
I love a good mystery and this book sounds very interesting.
The blurb says:

"Mother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband's hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death.
Curious, she opens it - and time stops.
John-Paul's letter confesses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others.
Cecilia - betrayed, angry and distraught - wants to do the right thing, but right for who? If she protects her family by staying silent, the truth will worm through her heart. But if she reveals her husband's secret, she will hurt those she loves most . . ."

Longbourn- Jo Baker
Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourite books of all time so I like the sound of this book. I hope that it will reproduce the famous classic from the point of view of the servants!
The blurb says:

"Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice below stairs - the story of romance, intrigue, and drama among the servants of the Bennet household. A Richard & Judy Book Club pick"

This book sounds very different and unique. It's a best seller so I'm quite intrigued about it!
The blurb says:

"Love isn't an exact science - but no one told Don Tillman. A thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Don's never had a second date. So he devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie - 'the world's most incompatible woman' - throwing Don's safe, ordered life into chaos. But what is this unsettling, alien emotion he's feeling?"

This book has been in my Amazon wish list for well over a year now, so I'm glad I finally took the plunge and bought it! It has practically 5*s based on over 800 reviews on Amazon so I'm guessing it's going to be a good one!
The blurb says:

"The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads:
Opens at Nightfall
Closes at Dawn
As the sun disappears beyond the horizon, all over the tents small lights begin to flicker, as though the entirety of the circus is covered in particularly bright fireflies. When the tents are all aglow, sparkling against the night sky, the sign appears.
Le Cirque des RĂªves
The Circus of Dreams.
Now the circus is open.
Now you may enter"

Where Rainbows End- Cecelia Ahern
I think this is the only Cecelia Ahern book I haven't read! I've loved most of her other books (especially the older ones- I wasn't as keen on 'One Hundred Names').
This is the blurb:

"Since childhood, Rosie and Alex have stuck by each other through thick and thin. But they’re separated when Alex and his family move from Dublin to America. Their magical connection remains but can their friendship survive the years and miles?
Misunderstandings, circumstances and sheer bad luck have kept them apart – until now. But will they gamble everything – including their friendship – on true love? And what twists and surprises does fate have in store for them this time?

I don't think it sounds amazing from the blurb to be honest, but I trust Cecelia Ahern, all her books are interesting and gripping. Plus this one has 5* based on almost 300 reviews on Amazon.

Has anyone read any of these books? What did you think? What books would you recommend for me to read next? 

Rosy x


  1. I read The Husband's Secret on holiday and was really disappointed! I felt like they gave the plot away too quickly. I have just got the Cecelia Ahern book as well but haven't read it yet. I am definitely excited to! x

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    1. Oh no really?! That's a shame as the blurb sounds so good! Oh well, I'll give it a go anyway, it'll be a light read I think if nothing else. I love Cecelia Ahern, can't wait to read this one! Let me know what you think of it on here once you've read it :) xxx

  2. I nearly bought Where Rainbows End the other day but went for something else instead. You'll have to let us know what it's like :) xx

  3. The Husband's Secret sounds so good - definitely on my to read list now!

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  4. I was going to buy The Rosie Project the other day and then I found it on my mom's dresser, I'm going to give it a read once she's finished. I'm always seeing it in the front of Waterstones!

  5. I have a review of Longbourne by Jo baker on my blog Have you had a chance to read the book yet? What did you think?
    Nikki x


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