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Poldark (Ross Poldark) and Poldark (Demelza) by Winston Graham
The first two books in the Poldark saga. Brilliantly written. I really want to read the other books in the saga and I’m so excited for Series 2 of the BBC adaptation.
Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Brought this when I heard about the 2015 adaptation of the famous book. I’ve tried to tackle other Hardy works such as Tess of the d’Urbervilles so it will certainly be interesting to read this book in the future at some point.
Travelling to Infinity by Jane Hawking
Written by the ex-wife of the famous physicist, this book is long but interesting. It covers the years of the Hawking’s turbulant marriage and is the basis for the film A Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne.
The New Rules by Catherine Hakim
Written by a scholar of women’s studies, it is a book about the rules of extra-marital sex (because of course, I sorely need to learn those rules) and how dating websites shift the focus of said extramarital infidelity. Not a great book by and large, but good if you are studying women’s studies or something.
A Week In Paris by Rachel Hore
Quite a chick-litty book. Read it a lot on flights. Not particularly intelligent book, but fun nonetheless and it does tackle the occupation of Paris during World War II without the need to deploy heavy historical facts – almost humanizing the story.
And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Another great book by Hosseini. This book mainly deals with the concepts of fate and family. It will leave you a dribbly, emotional mess at the end. Be warned.
The Outcast by Sadie Jones
Brought this book after seeing the wonderful BBC adaptation. It’s supposed to be an interesting portrait of post-World War II society when a young boy suffers from the repercussions of seeing his mother drown.
The Woman Who Stole my Life by Marian Keyes
I wasn’t really very keen on this book at all. Its quite boring and long, with quite a chick-litty narrative. Another book I read quite a lot on trains.
Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella
Another pappy addition to the Shopaholic series. Not particularly intelligent, but quite diverting. I wonder how long Kinsella can keep on with this particular one-trick pony?
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Brought cheaply from Amazon. Not the sort of narrative that I would usually explore so might read this in the future.
Ice Cold in Alex by Christopher Landon
Brought this book after reading the film back in 2011. Haven’t read this book yet, but as far as I can tell the narrative of the book is slightly different from the film.
Oh Happily Ever After by Kathryn Lewis
A book written by a very brave young woman who experienced a very tough battle with depression during her first year of university.
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Quite an interesting book but ultimately quite a indifferent narrative. Kept me guessing, plot-wise, but could have been better in so many ways.
Thank you for reading this blogpost. Hope you enjoyed it. What books do you have in your collection? Blogpost on Books M-Z coming soon! xxx