Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Library Love. Flowers in the Attic, The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly, Campari for Breakfast, The Silver Star.

This month I've been reading, 

Flowers in the Attic - Virginia Andrews
I liked this book, but it was quite dark and violent!  There are lots more in the series, but I have read the synopses online instead of reading them, I wanted to know what happened to the characters, but this book was a bit too much 'misery-porn' for me to read any more of them!

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly - Sun-Mi Hwang
This story is so beautiful.  The hen has real character.  If I wasn't already vegan I think this book might have made me stop eating eggs.

Campari for Breakfast - Sara Crowe
It took a while for me to get into this book, then when I was half way through I didn't want it to end.  I loved this story of Sue, her eccentric relatives, writing group and life in the eighties.  This book was gentle and interesting and lovely.

The Silver Star - Jeanette Walls
Bean and Liz are teenage sisters who go to stay with their Uncle in a tiny American town in the 1970s.  The story is told from Bean's point of view and she is funny and interesting and brave.  Her sister Liz is creative and their mother is terrible and unreliable.  This book also has emus in.  It is excellent.

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What have you been reading?


  1. I'm reading nothing now, too much busy. But I love the covers of these books, British graphic designers are great! :-)

    1. Hope you're good busy, not bad busy Danda!

      I tend to choose books with pretty covers, I know you're not supposed to, but I do anyway!


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