Hi all, another weekly update about what I've been reading this week...
It Would Be Wrong To Steal My Sister's Boyfriend (Wouldn't It?), by Sophie Ranald. I picked this up as part of my Kindle Unlimited subscription, as I wanted something light and easy to read. I really enjoyed this, I found it to be a cut above the usual run of the mill chick lit - I could mostly tell how the characters were going to end up, but it was done in a clever enough way that I didn't find the book boring or draggy, like this genre can often be. I think it was a good idea for a book, as it was a bit of a different spin on a genre than can be a bit formulaic! I'd previously read another book by this author, called A Groom With A View, and I had also really enjoyed it - I'd definitely read more by Sophie Ranald!
What You Wish For, by Mark Edwards. I've previously read two of Mark Edwards books, Because She Loves Me and The Magpies, and really enjoyed them, finding them to be good psychological thrillers. This one however, just wasn't up my street. The story is about a photographer called Richard who falls in love with a woman called Marie... who believes in aliens. Four months into their relationship, Marie suddenly disappears, and the rest of the story is concerned with Richard searching for Marie through the underworld of alien and UFO believers. I just don't have a lot of time for alien conspiracies, but so much of the story was focused on it! I read it to the end, but it was only 200 pages so it wasn't too much of a time investment. In the authors comments at the end of the book, he says that he starting writing the book approximately 15 years earlier, and ended up scrapping it all and rewriting it, just keeping some characters intact. I think it shows to be honest - there's not as much finesse, and to be honest, I just didn't find it as clever or as engaging as his other books.
Prep, by Curtis Sittenfeld. I wanted to try something by this author, before I read her version of Pride and Prejudice, which she is writing as part of the Austen Project. I read Sisterland and really enjoyed it, so I bought a couple of others to try and this is the first one. Lee is a 14 year old girl attending a prestigious school and struggling to fit in. She's quite and shy, and finding that she doesn't really fit in with the elite. I'm only about 20% into the story, but I'm really enjoying it so far, im interested to see how it goes!