Recently I've been getting back into reading. It's something I've wanted to do for a while, but just haven't had the motivation. Until recently when a certain little boy entered my life! Believe it or not, having Thomas has given me more time to read. Yup, you read that right! My little boy doesn't tend to sleep for very long, which makes relaxing in the evenings in front of the TV a bit like trying to play twister on a Minefield. So I tend to slip upstairs with a hot chocolate and a good book on my kindle instead so that I can quickly see to Thomas should he wake up.
I thought I would share a few of my favourite books on here!
The Girl in the Red Coat: Kate Hamer
One of the most moving books I've read for a long time, with a brilliant twist. Mainly moving because it is about the disappearance of an 8 year old girl, Carmel. Her disappearance is captured so intensely that I found myself just crying for her and her mother and willing for them to find each other again. Sometimes I had to put it down and remind myself it's not my 8 year old that has gone missing!
The twist of the story is pretty amazing too, I really didn't see it coming. I so recommend this book, but if you have children prepare to spend the duration of this book constantly cuddling them!
The Fish Finger Years:Fiona Gibson
Hilarious, true and laugh out loud funny. The Fish Finger Years is a collection of stories form mums and dads who have been there, done that with young children. It's funny, you will wet yourself laughing. And it will also make you go, THAT'S SO TRUE! If you are not always a perfect mum and make far too many fish fingers for tea, this is so the book for you. It is a book that makes parents all over the world know, they are not alone!
Wuthering Heights: Emily Bronte
If you are not much of a classic book reader, read this one and then come back to me and tell me you don't like classics! It's violent, crazy at times and the story line takes so many unexpected twists you will end up wondering if it's a classic or an episode of the Wire!! I used to hate classic books, deeming them all 'boring and irrelevant'. This is one of the most exciting books I have ever read.
Harry Potter: JK Rowling
Always read this when I'm feeling a little down or if I'm in a pick-me-up kind of mood. It's my all time favourite book collection. It reminds me of being a child and care free, it reminds me how important friendship is and it just makes me feel good. If you have only seen the films, read the books. They will BLOW. YOUR. MIND.
Ps. Still waiting for my Hogwarts letter.
What's on your kindle?!