Monday, April 04, 2016

Sophie's Book Corner - March & Meeting Cecelia Ahern

So as much as I've tried to stick to my book goal this month, I've found it pretty hard to read at all, with everything that's happened. I decided to try and listen to a couple of audio books, and managed to listen to two which I absolutely loved. I love audio books, and have listened to a fair few on Audible now. If you struggle to read a lot, then definitely give them a try.

Here's what I listened to in March:

The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes

After reading Making It Up As I Go Along in February, I knew I wanted to read another Marian Keyes book, and remembered I had this on my Audible already. The book flips between the present and the past, and you also hear extracts from main character Stella Sweeney's book One Blink At A Time. The story was an eye-opener, as you see Stella lose the life she had and eventually find a better one. I was laughing, crying and full of a mixture of emotions reading this, and I can't wait to read more by Marian. 

Thanks For The Memories by Cecelia Ahern

Cecelia Ahern was another author that I'd read a few books by, including P.S I Love You and Where Rainbows End (which is now more commonly known as Love, Rosie) and I wanted to tick another off my list before the event of hers that I went to. Thanks For The Memories is about Joyce, who slips down the stairs and loses her unborn baby. After waking up in hospital, strange things start happening, and Joyce can speak languages she's never learnt before, knows lots about art and architecture and has dreams about a young blonde girl that she's never met before. The book was full of excitement, and although not completely realistic (it has that magical aspect that Cecelia's books often have) it kept me gripped the entire way through.

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

As well as listening to those two this months, I also went to Cecelia Ahern's event at Waterstones for her debut YA novel Flawed. Cecelia was lovely, and answered lots of questions about her novel, as well as her previous books. I went with Gemma from Gem's Country Life and it was a lovely evening with super yummy cupcakes. I'm a little gutted my picture with Cecelia was at such an awkward angle on my part, but she was absolutely lovely to meet.

I'm excited to read Flawed this month, and if you're a fan of YA books then I'm already pretty certain I'll be recommending it as one to pick up!

Sophie x
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