Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Reading - June 2016

Only two books read this month, though I'm writing my post early as I'll be away on holiday at the end of the month. It does mean that there should be quite a few books read between now and the end of July.


I heard Caroline from Mrs M's Meanderings mention After The Crash by Michel Bussi on one of her You Tube videos and thought it sounded good so I borrowed it from the library. It's about a plane crash where the only survivor is a three month old baby girl. Two families believe her to belong to them which results in an investigation lasting right up to her eighteenth birthday, when the truth is finally discovered. I enjoyed this book and couldn't wait until the end to find out who she really was.


The Agatha Christie book I read this month was The ABC Murders. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and though Poirot features, it was actually written in a slightly different way to the Agatha Christie books I've read before. There's a serial killer working his way through the alphabet, the first victim is A A in Andover, the second B B in Bexhill. A copy of the ABC Railway Guide, open at the place of the murder, is left on each body. A very clever murder mystery which I would thoroughly recommend.

I've got a few books from the library waiting to be read as well as a few on my Kindle. I usually read a lot on holiday so it will be interesting to see how many I get though. Next month's reading round up may be quite lengthy.

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  1. Both of those sound quite appealing; I'm a big fan of mysteries, both in print and on screen.

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    1. I am too, I enjoyed them as a child and I still enjoy them now.

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  2. I liked that Agatha too, haven't read the other, but it sounds good, have to see if our library has it.

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    1. They're both good books, definitely worth seeing if your library has After The Crash in.

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  3. Oohhh the first book sounds good! Hope you all have a lovely holiday x

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    1. I certainly enjoyed it. Thank you.

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  4. I enjoyed After the Crash ....... and didn't guess the ending!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it too, I didn't guess the ending either.

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  5. After the Crash sounds interesting. I hope you've got plenty loaded onto your Kindle for your hols! xx

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    1. I should have enough reading matter for my holiday, I can always pick up more if I run out.

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  6. Glad you enjoyed your reading choices! You must have finished quite a few of the Agatha Christie books by now. I hope you have a great time away and enjoy your reading while you are gone too!

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    1. I started reading Agatha Christie books at the beginning of last year and I'm reading one each month so I've read eighteen now, still plenty to go though. Thank you.

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  7. I haven't read Agatha Christie in twenty years, must change this. I always liked Hercule Poirot. Have a good holiday with many hours of happy reading.

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    1. I used to read Agatha Christie in my teens but hadn't read one since then until last year when I started reading them all in chronological order. I can't remember any that I'd previously read now, which is good. Thank you.

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  8. Both sound good Jo & I'll see if our library has or can get them. When do you go? Take care.

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    1. I enjoyed both of these books. We go on Saturday, I'm really looking forward to it.

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  9. I can't get into reading at the moment. But I do like James Patterson and John Grisham. I have different moods, picking up a real chick lit which is a bit rubbishy but fills the gap.

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    1. My dad reads a lot of John Grisham. I usually read in bed before I drop asleep so I enjoy a good chick lit, something nice and fluffy.

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  10. After the crash sounds interesting, I might order it from Amazon if it doesn't turn up in our charity shop.

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    1. I thought it was a good storyline. Obviously it wouldn't happen now with the discovery of DNA but it's set a few years ago.

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  11. Oh dear - more books to add to my list of "I Wanna Read These"!
    xxx

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    1. I see so many books being reviewed on blogs that take my fancy that my list of books to read is so long. I'll get through them all one day.

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    1. I enjoyed them both. I'm looking forward to getting stuck in to some more books on my holiday now.

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  13. After the Crash is on my list of books to read, and I've read The ABC Murders several times over the years.
    happy reading. Flighty xx

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    1. I really enjoyed The ABC Murders, it was written differently the other Agatha Christie books I've read, and it's always good when I don't guess the ending.

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  14. Sounds intriguing, tried looking on Amazon but it sent me to .es bit expensive, so shall continue looking. Thanks for the review xcx

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    1. I must admit that I try and find books at a cheaper price, either in the charity shop, on a daily deal on Amazon or free from the library.

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  15. Thank you for the suggestions.
    Hugs and happy reading,
    Meredith

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    1. My books are all packed now, we just need some good weather so that I can sit and read them on the beach.

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  16. Glad you enjoyed these reading choices ...Happy holiday reading!

    All the best Jan

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    1. I usually read plenty on my holiday, I'm sure it will be the same this year.

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  17. After the crash sounds really good, I must look out for that.xxx

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    1. I really enjoyed both books this month, definitely worth reading.

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  18. I hope you are reading some good books whilst you are away.
    The first book sounds really good, may have to look out for that one.
    Lisa x

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    1. I'm doing plenty of reading whilst away, at least that's something I can do in the rain! Actually, I've just finished a book today so I'm about to start a new book, I've got a few on my Kindle so I have a choice.

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