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My Reading List 2017 :coffee1: 

 

Well, here we are another year and another pile of books to read.  Yet again I didn't reach my meagre 'to read' total of 30 .... but have done better with 20.  I shall endeavour yet again to reach it this year, famous last words I hear you say.  I'm hoping I can add a few more new authors along the reading trail too as I did last year. You are all very good at recommendations.  Must try to read more from the books already on my shelf though, than buying....but we all know how hard that is :yes: especially when you have a wishlist for birthdays, Mother's Day and Christmas..!

 

List from 2016

List from 2015

List from 2014

List from 2013

 

Click on link for 2013 for years prior to 2013

 

Reading at the moment

 

'Between Sisters' by Cathy Kelly

 

 

Read

 

January

'The Penguin Lessons' by Tom Michell (recommend)

'6 Ranier Drive' by Debbie Macomber

February

'The Black House' by Peter May

'Life After You' by Lucie Brownlee

'The Beachside Guest House' by Vanessa Greene

March

'Reflection' by Diane Chamberlain

April

'Rough Music' by Patrick Gale

'Harry the Poisonous Centipede' by Lynne Reid Banks

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Wishlist to Buy :readingtwo:

 

 

'Night Road' by Kristin Hannah

'The Nightingale' by Kristin Hannah (bought Jan '17....at last)

'Winter Garden' by Kristin Hannah

'The Cornish House' by Liz Fenwick

'A Cornish Stranger' by Liz Fenwick

'The Returning Tide' by Liz Fenwick

 'The Button Collector' by Elizabeth Jennings

'Leaving Time' by Jodi Picoult

'The House Between Tides' by Sarah Maine

'Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe' by Milly Johnson

'Another Night, Another Day' by Sarah Rayner

 

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To Be Read List :readingtwo: 

 

I will be adding to this when I choose the books from my shelves that I really want to try and read this year.

 

'The Shadow Wife' by Diane Chamberlain (add to recommendation of reading challenge when read)

'Reflection' by Diane Chamberlain (add to one word title of reading challenge when read)

'Keeper of the Light' by Diane Chamberlain (trilogy) (Kiss River & her Mother's Shadow)

'A Week in Paris' by Rachel Hore

'The Secret Keeper' by Kate Morton

'Secrets of The Lighthouse by Sante Montefiore (Bookcrossing)

'Daughter of the House' by Rosie Thomas

'Rough Music' by Patrick Gale (add to male author of reading challenge when read)

'The Beachside Guest House' by Vanessa Greene (read)

'The Beach Cafe' by Lucy Diamond

'6 Ranier Drive' Debbie Macomber (read)

'The Forgotten Summer' by Carol Drinkwater(add to season in title in reading challenge when read)

'The Penguin Lessons' by Tom Michell (read)

'Between Sisters' by Cathy Kelly

'The Nightingale' by Kristin Hannah (add to recommended by someone in reading challenge when read)

'The Fire Child' by SK Tremayne

'The Two Week Wait' by Sarah Rayner

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New Authors/Books Bought or Borrowed/Read :readingtwo: 

 

New Author = *

Books bought/borrowed/swapped = #

Read = @

 

'The Penguin Lessons' by Tom Michell * # @ (Christmas present)

'Life After You' by Lucie Brownlee * # @ (borrowed from my sister)

'The Fire Child' by SK Tremayne # (bought Feb '17)

'The Two Week Wait' by Sarah Rayner # (charity shop find £1, on wishlist so had to get... :giggle: )

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Books Read/Authors :readingtwo: 

 

British

Tom Michell (new author for me)

Peter May (Scottish - new author for me)

Lucie Brownlee (new author for me)

Vanessa Greene

Patrick Gale

 

International

Debbie Macomber (USA)

Diane Chamberlain (USA)

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Bookcrossing - Bookrings/rays/RABCK - or BCF Members

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A book challenge pinched from Chaliepud/Hayley. I should be able to fill in a few of these hopefully.

 

  1. A book you read in school
  2. A book from your childhood
  3. A book published over 100 years ago
  4. A book published in the last year
  5. A non-fiction book - ('The Penguin Lessons' by Tom Michell...could be moved)
  6. A book written by a male author - 'Rough Music' by Patrick Gale
  7. A book written by a female author
  8. A book by someone who isn’t a writer (think Paul Kalathani or Richard Branson)
  9. A book that became/is becoming a film
  10. A book published in the 20th Century
  11. A book set in your hometown/region
  12. A book with someone’s name in the title
  13. A book with a number in the title - '6 Rainier Drive' by Debbie Macomber
  14. A book with a character with your first name
  15. A book someone else recommended to you
  16. A book with over 500 pages
  17. A book you can finish in a day
  18. A previously banned book
  19. A book with a one-word title
  20. A book translated from another language
  21. A book that will improve a specific area of your life
  22. A memoir or journal - 'Life After You' by Lucie Brownlee
  23. A book written by someone younger than you
  24. A book set somewhere you’ll be visiting this year
  25. An award-winning book
  26. A self-published book
  27. A book with a season in the title
  28. A book with a colour in the title  - 'The Black House' by Peter May
  29. A book with a café/tearoom/restaurant theme
  30. A book with an animal in the title or a character - 'The Penguin Lessons' by Tom Michell
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Posted (edited)

** :readingtwo:  I'M NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN :readingtwo: **


:readingtwo: FOR 2017 READING :readingtwo: 


:readingtwo: WELCOME :readingtwo: 


TO MY BOOK-LOVING FRIENDS


HOPING WE CAN SHARE A YEAR


FILLED WITH GREAT


BOOKS AND REVIEWS


:readingtwo: * * * * * * * * * :readingtwo:  


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Let me be the first one to wish you very happy reading in 2017 :)!

 

Out of your TBR, I have read and liked The Shadow Wife (by Diane Chamberlain) and The Beach Café (by Lucy Diamond). The other Diane Chamberlain books you mention are still on my TBR.

 

I hope 2017 will be a great year for you :).

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Have a great reading year!  :readingtwo:  :doowapstart:

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Happy reading in 2017 Diane! :D

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Wishing you a lovely year of reading, Diane! :smile2:

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Have a great reading year in 2017!. You can't go wrong with Diane Chamberlain - I have enjoyed all her books that I have read. :smile:

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Juan Salvadore, I love it.

My daughter brought this book to me, She did a book report on it, such fun and inspiration all in one.

great choice

 

 

 

My Reading List 2017 :coffee1: 

 

Well, here we are another year and another pile of books to read.  Yet again I didn't reach my meagre 'to read' total of 30 .... but have done better with 20.  I shall endeavour yet again to reach it this year, famous last words I hear you say.  I'm hoping I can add a few more new authors along the reading trail too as I did last year. You are all very good at recommendations.  Must try to read more from the books already on my shelf though, than buying....but we all know how hard that is :yes: especially when you have a wishlist for birthdays, Mother's Day and Christmas..!

 

List from 2016

List from 2015

List from 2014

List from 2013

 

Click on link for 2013 for years prior to 2013

 

Reading at the moment

 

'The Little Paris Bookshop'by Nina George  &  'The Penguin Lessons' by Tom Michell

 

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Awww I loved The Penguin Lessons .. hope you do too Diane :) Happy Reading in 2017  :hug:

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I hope you have the bestest of reading years in 2017, Diane! :smile2:  :readingtwo:

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Happy Reading in 2107. :)

 

I`ve not got that particular Diane Chamberlain, but I have got The Silent Sister in my TBR ( as recomended by Gaia ). :D

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Awww I loved The Penguin Lessons .. hope you do too Diane :) Happy Reading in 2017  :hug:

 

Awh wasn't it the cutest? I was lucky enough to have it sent as an ARC and you may or may not know this but I am a HUGE FAN OF PENGUINS. Fab book. :yes:

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Happy New Year Diane, hope it is filled with happiness and good health, and lots of lovely reading of course! :)

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Juan Salvadore, I love it.

My daughter brought this book to me, She did a book report on it, such fun and inspiration all in one.

great choice

 

 

Awww I loved The Penguin Lessons .. hope you do too Diane :) Happy Reading in 2017  :hug:

 

 

Awh wasn't it the cutest? I was lucky enough to have it sent as an ARC and you may or may not know this but I am a HUGE FAN OF PENGUINS. Fab book. :yes:

I'm totally loving 'The Penguin Lessons' and finding myself smiling and even laughing at the conversation he is having with Juan...penguins are just my favourite animal

 

Thanks for all your replies...please keep popping in... :yes: 

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'The Penguin Lessons' by Tom Michell

 

What a great first read of the year. Tom Michell and his tale of him and Juan Salvador, the penguin he rescued from the beach after an oil slick. The smuggling him through the borders from Uruguay  to Argentina. Nursing him back to health and Juan living with him on the college campus. making friends with all the boys, becoming the rugby team mascot and finally getting to swim. I just loved it all. It was lovely written and it made me smile throughout.

 

5/5 (recommend....I just love penguins)

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So glad you enjoyed it Diane. Penguins are my favourite animal too, and this book was fabulous. :smile2:

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Wishing you a wonderful year of reading, Diane.  :smile: 

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Bought today through many recommendations for this one (Hayley/Chaliepud).....'The Nightingale' by Kristin Hannah

Only complaint  I have and didn't realise is, why is the writing so small...? :wacko: 

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Yep, needed by reading glasses for this one, enjoy!! :)

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