I decided at the beginning of the year I would post each month about the books I've been reading.
I know like me, lots of you enjoy reading, and I think it's good to get new recommendations of titles or authors we might not have come across. I'm always on the look out for something new to read and I love to read about the books people have enjoyed, or perhaps not enjoyed as much.
Perhaps there will be a title from my reading this month that takes your fancy?
February's genre was Domestic Fiction
600 hours of Edward is about a 39 year old man with aspergers
There are some funny moments, like when he tries on line dating and his straight talking but it's the very sad relationship he has with his father that really stands out in the book.
It'a a very similar book to The Rosie Project with a more serious story line but with a character that was just as likeable.
The Food of Love is about a family dealing with anorexia, told from the mothers viewpoint.
Some parts of this book were good and I enjoyed (if that's the right word) but I had problems with other parts. I really wanted to like this book but for me the writing was just to sugary in parts, (how many teenagers call their mum mummy even when they are upset or unwell) and I especially disliked the the mother, Freya. The choices she made concerning her daughter were just so unbelievable I wanted to shake her!
This book was in the young adult section of the library but don't let that put you off it's very well written.
Another book for young people, in fact this one was in the children's section of the library but again it was a great book.
Rose is an 11 year old girl with autism, she loves numbers and homophones but has trouble understanding her classmates. She lives with her dad who isn't the most patient person but does love her in his own way. He comes back with a stray dog one day which she names Rain, the dog becomes her best friend and when Rain goes missing in a storm Rose won't give up looking for her.
This is only a short read but such a lovely one, well worth reading.
My favourite book this month was Mockingbird, myleast favourite was The Food of Love.
I'll be back soon with a crafty update