Monday, 24 August 2015

The Bedside Table Stack #10

This past week I was struck down with the dreaded flu which left me foggy headed and unable to concentrate on much. With two crime fiction novels on my reading list and an already down mood I decided instead to pick up some books that weren't quite as heavy man.

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella. I have been meaning to try more Young Adult fiction books this past year and Sophie Kinsella seemed like as good as any place to start. I did manage to spend a couple of hours while I was off work sick, sitting in the sun with this book in my hand and I have to say I'm really enjoying the dynamics of Audrey's unique family. With a theme that centres around mental illness and anxiety, it's definitely starting off a very light and easy read despite the subject matter. I'll do a full review once my brain returns to full functioning capacity!

The Humans by Matt Haig. Haig is an author I follow on Twitter so thanks to his self-promoting tweeting picked up this book in the Library the other day. I'll be honest and say that it was really the cover combined with recognising the author as was the reason I picked this up. But, happily, the blurb has got me really intrigued and it sounds like a quirky and heartwarming story if reviews of this are to be believed. Professor Andrew Martin solves the world's greatest mathematical riddle and then mysteriously disappears. When he's found walking naked along the motorway, something strange has changed Professor Martin.

Tapestry by Fiona McIntosh. Well, it wouldn't be a Bedside Table Stack from me without a little bit of historical fiction thrown in for good measure would it? Actually, Tapestry has been a book on my radar for a while now and I do quite enjoy a romp around the Scottish highlands. Having read Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series (well the first three, she does get a bit carried away after that) this time-travelling Scottish adventure feels like it could be quite similar.

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