Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The year in Books Project

Last week I read a post over at Penny's The Homemade Heart blog about  The year in Books project run by Laura from Circle of Pine Trees I thought this was a great idea and decided to take part. 

 Already I have discovered some great recommendations the first being 

'Quarter Past Two on a Wednesday Afternoon' by Linda Newbery   recommended by Edwina from  Under a wide Norfolk sky

and the second 'The Rosie Project' recommended by Doris Eleanor from Inspired Follies 
Both of these seem just the sorts of novels I like to read so I have added them to my wish list for future reads. 

There also seem to be a lot of discussion around Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch'. I have seen this on many a supermarket bookshelf but wasn't sure it was one for me. 

This one seemed to have lots of mixed reviews and definitely came across as a bit of a Marmite novel. 

So far I am enjoying being a part of this project.
If you would like to find out more about The Year in Books Project you can here.

Happy reading one and all 



  1. HI Mitzi, these sounds like great reads! I look forward to hearing how you get on with them. I've had The Goldfinch on my list for a while, but haven't yet followed it up. Will check back to see how you get on! Cheers, Lucy

    1. Hi Lucy,

      The first two are now on my wishlist to read at some point in the future. I have downloaded a sample of the Goldfinch to my kindle and I'm hoping that in reading that at some point it will make my mind up whether this is a book for me before embarking on the whole 794 pages. Not sure yet when I will get around to it maybe have to be one of my winter reads.


  2. I have been trying to finish The Goldfinch since last year - it is a very long book. I also have The Rosie Project on my list.

    1. I try to be very strict and not move onto another book until I finish the one I'm reading with over 800 pages that does put me off the Goldfinch a little but curiosity may yet get the better of me. I have heard several people talk about the Rosie Project and now seeing so many on here reading it I decided it will have to go on the ever growing list of future reads. Just too many books and not enough hours in the day....

  3. The Goldfinch is written beautifully and the story is well crafted... personally I think I could have benefitted from some serious editing without loosing any of the story. I started to loose my patience in the second half of the book. The Rosie Project on the other hand is a super quick read, cheerful but still thought provoking. Have fun reading. x

    1. Yep I am still in two minds about the Goldfinch but I definitely want to read The Rosie Project. A colleague at work has read it and said it was very good. And I see that the sequel has been released too so I might have to read it a bit quicker than I thought.


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