|One of the 25 selected world book night reads|
The Life You Longed For by Maribeth Fischer
This book focuses on a mother Grace coping with her young son Jacks rare incurable illness and its effects on her family. She is eventually accused of an illness of her own, Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, and the book cleverly compares the unjust accusations made against Grace with the historical Salem witch trials. A tale about grief, forgiveness and the choices we make, this haunting book stayed with me long after I finished reading.Here are the books i'm reading at the moment:
|(I thought I'd carry on with the windowsil theme hehe)|
I've already finished Philip Pullmans "The good man Jesus and the scoundrel Christ" which I was pleasantly surprised with. Pullman is not the type of author I usually read and although the book is controversial I thought it was very cleverly done and well worth a read. I'm just over half way through "TheTigers Wife" and It's just beautiful, so well written, I'm enjoying this book the most so far. Which leads me onto the much publicised "Fifty shades of grey", I just had to buy it after hearing everyone from fellow bloggers to Oprah gush about the British housewife who has penned the new "twilight". So far, so blahhh. I'm not getting into it at all; It's just too OBVIOUS for my liking and very much hype over content in my opinion. She repeats the phrase "He cocks his head to one side" about 20 billion times leaving Christian Grey sounding more like a greyhound than a billionaire masochistic sex god and the dialogue is extremely cringe worthy at times but maybe I'm just a prude? But I've started It now so I'll have to finish It.
As It's world book night, I will be taking part by reading one of the selected 25 books "The Road." It wouldn't have been my first choice, but it was chosen for me by the schools English department (we are hosting a world book night event for the pupils) and I'm assured this Dystopian bestseller will knock my socks off.