Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a different topic that one of their bloggers answers, and they invite others to join in, by posting their answers as a comment or by creating their own blog post.
Top Ten Tuesday is back this week, and this week’s topic is 10 recommendations for … Its an open topic, so I thought I’d do 10 recommendations for readers who love strong female characters.
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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
“A lifetime isn’t enough to know how a person will behave.”
The Miniaturist is one of many books that has fallen victim to my ever growing to be read pile. I bought it a year ago after my tutor recommended it along with some of 2015s other most successful novels. I’m not sure why it’s taken me this long to get around to it. I think for me, half the excitement is in getting a new book and then once I’ve got it I’m off to compulsively buy more. I’ve also turned into a library fiend of late. So I buy books and then leave them to fester, which doesn’t seem like the most sensible idea now that I think of it. Anyway, my summer holiday was a chance to shrink down the pile and The Miniaturist was top of the list. Continue reading “REVIEWS: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, The Help by Kathryn Stockett and The Last Girlfriend on Earth by Simon Rich (Summer Reads Pt. 2)”
Summer has been threatening to arrive for a while now. The sun has made a few fleeting appearances in between the rain and the clouds. But August is just around the corner and as I’m soon to be jetting off I thought I’d share the books I’ve chosen to take along with me.
- The Hours by Michael Cunningham
- The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
- The Last Girlfriend on Earth and other love stories by Simon Rich
- Jacob’s Folly by Rebecca Miller
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
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