At the end of 2017 I felt like I hadn't read as many books as I liked. I'd bought and started a lot but finishing them became a common problem. So since January to now, I finished 3 books which is a massive achievement considering how the previous year ended. I find finishing a book isn't a problem when you're really into them. Also have you noticed the P1 in the titall? As an encouragement to myself I want to do at least 3 parts to my 'Books I'm Currently Loving' series and if we make it to 4 then that'll just be a BIG bonus!
Seven Days Of Us by Francesca Hornak
I'd asked for this book at Christmas (am I still aloud to say that word?) due to seeing it in a magazine and I also think it was on the radio 2 bookclub, so there was a lot of chatter about it and rightly so. I LOVED this books and had it finished within 4 days ~ beat that future Lucy! ~ I just couldn't put it down. Home from work? Read. On lunch break? Read. There really was no stopping me. This was just the book I needed to get me out of my reading rut, it was gripping, I laughed, felt happy, felt sad... all the emotions! I'd recommend it to everyone.
The Little Bakery on Rosemary Lane by Ellen Berry
This book I haven't loved, maybe it's because I finished Seven Days Of Us on such a high going in to this one within a couple of days was too soon? I don't know, but I got to chapter 4 willing to give up and I hate doing that as I feel I've been defeated by a book. A quick search online showed me that this book has actually been rated a 4/5 stars on good reads, so I perused. It did have enjoyable moments, but for me a lot of lulls where I found myself skimming the paragraphs to get to another juicy bit. I don't know what it was about the book, I want to say it's because I didn't relate to the main character (who is 47) but then I can't with HAAG (from Seven Days Of Us).
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This book was spotted whilst on a cough*Christmas*cough trip to Winchester (extra extra - read all about it here) and my lovely friend had spotted me being drawn to it. At first we both started resisting "Teddy, Teddy ooooo Teddy" which was from the film that I must of watch 100 times when I was 9, I was obsessed! My lovely friend got it for me and I've been juggling it through my other books. Little Women I feel is my Sunday read, it needs time and dedicated not just a quick half hour. I'm loving it, it's bringing back ALLLL the feels for me and I can't wait to finish this rather large book!