Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Loves Women’s Fiction

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s list we are listing ten books that you should read if your book club loves a bit of women’s fiction. I used to read this genre ALL THE TIME and I recently was feeling the love for women’s fiction, hence this list! Here we go…

Book images go to Goodreads

Billy and Me- Giovanna Fletcher

Billy and Me (Billy and Me, #1)

Giovanna Fletcher’s debut novel was brilliant. I find her writing so engaging to read. The story is cute!

Johnny Be Good- Paige Toon

Johnny Be Good (Johnny Be Good, #1)

Paige Toon is one of my favourite writers in the genre. She’s definitely an autobuy author for me. I find her books so easy to devour. She often uses characters in different books, so you get a sense of familiarity.

P.S. I Love You- Cecelia Ahern

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A beautiful book which is way better than the movie, so if you haven’t read the book but loved the movie, I urge you to check this one out. It’s a stunning read.

If You Could See Me Now- Cecelia Ahern

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One of the reasons why I like Cecelia Ahern’s books so much is because they’re so magical but at the same time there’s usually some inspiration or insight to be gained from them. This one is about a woman who ends up with an imaginary friend…

Me Before You- Jojo Moyes

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

It couldn’t be a woman’s fiction recommendation list without recommending one of my favourite books of all time Me Before You. I know people are probably bored of seeing this book on my list, but I just can’t help it!

The Undomestic Goddess- Sophie Kinsella

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I love Sophie Kinsella’s writing. She’s an incredibly easy to read author. I’ve lapped all of her chick-lit books up. Wonderfully funny at times and sometimes a little ridiculous but that’s what makes them fun.

A Walk To Remember- Nicholas Sparks

A Walk to Remember

I’m a bit of a sucker for a romance tale and Nicholas Sparks does them well. This one is incredibly moving. I adored it and actually enjoyed its movie adaptation too.

The Husband’s Secret- Liane Moriarty

The Husband's Secret

Love this book! It’s more of a thriller so it would definitely appeal to those that don’t love women’s fiction, but I also think it fits nicely into this genre too. It’s a really compelling read.

Rachel’s Holiday- Marian Keyes

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This is a story about a woman who takes recreational drugs. She goes to rehab because she thinks it’s going to be like a holiday. It’s a heart-warming read which has some incredibly fun moments within it!

The Ice Cream Girls- Dorothy Koomson

The Ice Cream Girls

I really enjoy Dorothy Koomson’s writing. It’s much deeper than you might expect. I find her writing so enjoyable to read. It never fails to grip me.

What have you done for your Top Ten list this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

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The Woman Who Stole My Life

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How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Penguin Books UK

Synopsis:

Stella Sweeney is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life with her husband Ryan and their two teenage kids in Dublin. She works with – or really for – her terrifyingly ambitious sister Karen in their beauty salon. Nothing to get excited about here. Nothing to make her particularly unhappy. Or happy…

No-one would be interested in stealing her life. But then things started to happen… One day, Stella, attempting a good deed, causes a little car accident and faces down a bad tempered, handsome stranger. She hardly gives it much of a thought. But karma is hovering, and is about to take over, swoop in and change Stella’s life for ever. For better or worse.

Thoughts:

I used to devour books like these, but since blogging, my taste in books has widened. Still, it always pleases me to come back to an author whose books I know I’ll enjoy. Like Marian Keyes. Marian Keyes is a popular author in woman’s fiction. Her books always have an element of humour in even if it is a heavier subject. The Woman Who Stole My Life isn’t as fluffy as you might think.

I have to admit, The Woman Who Stole My Life can be a little confusing to start with, but it’s well worth sticking with. It’s one of those books that does jump in time, so you have to pay attention. I quite often find these books frustrating and have given up with books that do this in the past. However, I was gripped from the start as soon as the main character, Stella, was diagnosed with a rare disease. The disease left Stella paralysed. She was only able to blink. The story moves from when Stella is in hospital, to her most recent state after something happens to her. We don’t know exactly what happened. All the reader knows is that Stella has published a book, that flopped, and now she’s back in Ireland.

Stella isn’t always the easiest character to like, but I think she grew on me. I felt sorry for her with everything that was happening in her life. I did like how resilient she was. Always a quality to admire in my eyes!

I enjoyed reading The Woman Who Stole My Life. It isn’t one of my favourite Marian Keyes books, but it’s still ad decent read which doesn’t take too long to get into.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes- 3.5 stars

This book is perfect for women’s fiction fans. It’s not a fluffy read. There are dark moments but it’s also full of witty moments!

WWW Wednesday #98

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

 

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday! To participate in WWW Wednesday, you need to answer three questions.

•What are you currently reading?
•What did you recently finish reading?
•What do you think you’ll read next?

Click on the book cover to get to the Goodreads page for the book.

What are you currently reading?

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I am over halfway through The Ask and The Answer by Patrick Ness. I’m really enjoying this series. It may be a chunky book, but it has captured my attention! I hope to finish it tonight, if I don’t have a lot of lessons to plan!

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It’s been a while since I read a Marian Keyes book, but I found this book to be enjoyable! I shall hopefully have a review up soon!

What do you think you’ll read next?

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I am SO excited about this book. I hope it lives up to my expectations!

What are you reading this week? Feel free to leave a comment or a link to your posts! Happy Reading 😀

Stacking The Shelves #82

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more! (Opens in same window)

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more! (Opens in same window)

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book Image to get to the Goodread’s page!

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I figured that I loved the first book in the Revenants series by Amy Plum so after getting the second last week, I thought I’d get the final book this week. Now that I have If I Should Die I can marathon the rest of the series at some point…I’m really looking forward to reading Pointe by Brandy Colbert. The cover is GORGEOUS and I love dance based books. I’m also looking forward to reading Something Real by Heather Demetrios. There are so many promising debuts out this year. It’s insane!

What have you added to your shelves this week? Feel free to leave a link to your hauls and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature by The Broke and The Bookish. They love making lists and so do I! This week’s list is Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun.

I’ve realised that most of my ‘light and fun’ do deal with serious issues so I’ve tried to pick books that made me feel good/laugh out loud. Click on the book images to learn more about the book!

In no particular order..

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Watermelon by Marian Keyes- Marian Keyes always writes books which I find so easy to read. They’re nice to pick up because I know I’m going to enjoy them.

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The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella- Sophie Kinsella is another author that I know I’ll enjoy when I read her. Her books quite often make me laugh out loud.

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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green- I’ve read this book recently and enjoyed the more light-hearted John Green!

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The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E.Smith- It’s such a sweet story. It made me smile.

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Adorkable by Sarra Manning- The title is awesome. The book is good fun.

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Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern- I loved that this story was made up of text messages, emails, instant messages etc. It was such a sweet read. I love Cecelia Ahern, she’s my favourite ‘chick-lit’ author.

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The Cupid Effect by Dorothy Koomson- Dorothy Koomson is a great author. I had read some of her other books before I read this one. I found The Cupid Effect so easy to read.

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I Heart London by Lindsey Kelk– I can almost hear my sister sighing from London.. (she hates chick- lit with a passion!) I am a sucker for it though and the ‘I Heart’ series by Lindsey Kelk is perfect chick-lit.

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Johnny Be Good by Paige Toon- I often laugh out loud with Paige Toon’s books. Johnny Be Good combines music/rock stars with perfect chick-lit. A winner for me.

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An Offer You Can’t Refuse by Jill Mansell- Jill Mansell is a fabulous chick-lit writer. I particularly liked the themes in this book!

What are your top ten books when you need something light and fun? Feel free to share your link and I’ll come and visit your blog 😀